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Taping Patterns -

You’ve seen athletes sporting colorful strips of kinesiology tape in a variety of different patterns on different parts of their bodies. But did you know that these designs are founded upon a few basic shapes that have very distinct functions?

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Wrist Sprains -

Do you do gymnastics? Yoga or Pilates stretches? Play basketball? Baseball? Do you dive? Ski? Skate (roller, ice, skateboard or inline)? If your answer is yes, then you have a good chance of spraining your wrist at some point in your career. These sports have a particularly high incident of the risk factors for wrist injuries - being hit in the wrist, exerting extreme pressure on the wrists or twisting it, and falling, which results in the wrist being bent backwards into an abnormal position while trying to break the fall. But you don’t have to be an athlete in...

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Healing Bruises -

Bruising is a part of life. If you are active, you can get bruises from exercising vigorously. Or you are participating in a sport and crash full force into an opponent - or the equipment - or the ground. But you can also get a bruise from bumping into a piece of furniture or tripping over the dog. So let’s take a look at what, exactly, a bruise is, and how to treat it. Basic information According to WebMd.com, a bruise happens when the small blood vessels under the skin break and bleed. But the skin isn’t broken, so the...

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Get K-Tape To Stick -

So you’ve invested in kinesiology tape and are excited to use it. But it starts peeling off long before the minimum three days it’s supposed to last. How frustrating! Before you write off the tape or the brand as unworkable, stop. Are you applying it correctly? There are many factors that could be affecting how well the tape adheres to your skin. Below is a list of tips that will help improve your ability to make the tape stick. Preparing the Skin Remove excess body hair. Kinesiology tape is made to stick to the skin. If there is too much...

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Blisters -

When we think of sports injuries, our minds jump to strains, sprains and even breaks. But the lowly blister is responsible for putting athletes, from the recreational to the professional, out of commission as well. Just think of marathon runners, tennis players, soccer players, golfers, hikers, rowers, weightlifters and crossfit athletes. These guys and gals get blisters on their feet and hands regularly. The internet is full of blogs where professionals share their stories and advice on how to treat blisters. What Is A Blister? A blister is a sac of serum, plasma, blood or pus that forms between the...

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