Kinesiotaping with Rocktape:
RockTape is the world’s best kinesiology tape. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and back pain, and it is very effective in relieving edema and bruising. RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressive effect.
Benefits for Edema:
Kinesiology taping is a simple, comfortable and effective treatment for both edema and lymphedema. A special configuration called fan taping involves applying strips of tape with a solid end and multiple, narrow “tails” directly over an area of swelling. The tape gently lifts the skin over the affected area, creating a negative pressure that allows excess fluid to drain away through the lymphatic vessels. Edema taping applications are typically worn for 3-5 days at a time, continuing their therapeutic benefits the entire time they’re worn.
General Info on Edema:
Edema is the medical term for swelling. It is characterized by a buildup of fluid in a localized area. Edema can be caused by trauma such as injuries or surgery, or by medical conditions like heart disease, kidney disease or allergic reactions. Many women also develop edema in the feet and legs during pregnancy. Lymphedema is a severe form of edema caused by damage, blockage or removal of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes. The most dangerous form of edema is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), caused by a blood clot in a vein.
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