June 17, 2020
Summer is in the air and people are lacing up their sneakers and hitting the park paths and city streets for one of their favorite activities, running.
Whether you're a newbie recreational runner, a weekend warrior, or an Olympian, staying pain-free and preventing injury is of utmost importance.
In our latest blog, we'll explore the causes and offer solutions to knee pain and other common runner's injuries. Throughout, you'll learn effective strategies for preventing injuries, and how to apply kinesiology tape to lessen the stress and pain associated with runner's injuries.
Common Causes of Knee Pain for Runners
May 13, 2020
My Favorite Mueller Products
I wanted to share a few Mueller Sports Medicine Products that I have used over the years and just
February 12, 2020
The use of kinesiology tape to treat injuries is often a hotly disputed and vastly misunderstood topic of conversation in the sports medicine world. You've probably heard conflicting arguments and might be wondering what the truth is about kinesiology tape. Let's set the record straight and tackle 4 common myths about kinesiology tape:
Myth #1 - There is no evidence to support the use of kinesiology tape
Kinesiology tape has been the subject of numerous recent medical studies and plenty of studies have found it to be beneficial. In this study, researchers found that kinesiology tape combined with exercise is as effective as a steroid injection combined with
February 10, 2020
Most athletes, coaches, and trainers are aware of the RICE method for injury recovery, along with treating the regular sprains and strains. But new technology in injury recovery is constantly being developed. Kinesiology tape is one such method. Rather than focusing on the injury directly, kinesiology tape takes work and tension away from the injury and redirects it to stronger surrounding tissue.
By using this special type of long-adhesion flexible tape, you can redistribute tension in muscles and ligaments. What's incredible is how many different uses for kinesiology tape there are. By layering and directing the tape over various target areas, you can relieve pain, enhance your form, or improve healing.
What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape is a special kind of tape made with a blend
December 29, 2019
Whether you're an athlete or just someone who leads an active life, a knee injury can be a real setback. It never becomes more evident how much we use our knees as when you're supposed to be staying off the knee to allow it time for recovery. Nor do we discover our own creativity in getting around until it becomes necessary to avoid putting weight on an essential joint. We hop, we develop grabbers, we figure out how to work out without stressing out the knee.
But the biggest challenge of all is when the knee continues to hurt through recovery even when you're doing everything right. Knee pain can be intense, even for seemingly minor injuries. If you have wrenched or damaged your knee, it may throb, ache, or send you sharp pain signals for days or weeks after the incident while healing. So today, we're here to help you not just with recovery tips, but a helpful guide on how to reduce knee pain while you recover.
November 13, 2019
If you ever watch sports, you will inevitably see athletes across multiple disciplines using kinesiology tape. You may know exactly why they've wrapped it around their body. But if you are curious why these athletes are wearing strips of tape over various parts of their body, this post is for you. Is it simply a fashion statement, or does it actually serve a medicinal purpose?
A Brief History of Kinesiology Tape
This type of tape was developed in the 1970s in order to fill a void in treatment. Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese Chiropractor, was in the midst of treating patients he found to be healing. At the same time, he felt that they needed additional treatment to prolong the benefits of h
September 13, 2019
Sports medicine is always improving. Not only are medical techniques for catastrophic injuries getting people back on their feet faster, but pain treatments and equipment that reduces the risk of injury in the first place are getting better. Kinesiology tape is certainly one of them. If you're highly active and you've dealt with inflammation, joint pain, or even muscle weakness after a surgery, keep reading to see if kinesiology tape can provide the additional layer of support and wellness to make your active sports more fun.
What Active Sports Injuries Should You Look Out For?
Sports and highly active pastimes that put a lot of pressure on your joints aren't necessarily unhealthy.
January 22, 2019
Kinesiology tape is a fascinating product that offers a number of benefits
October 18, 2018
Achilles Tendinitis creates discomfort in your Achilles Tendon, the largest tendon in the human body. The Achilles Tendon connects the calf muscle to your heel and is key for any type of walking, running or jumping movements.
Achilles Tendinitis is typically the result of repetitive stress, or overuse, not a specific injury. If left untreated, it can become very painful and lead other injuries. When you first experience symptoms, reduce your physical activity, stay off your feet as much as possible, and rest. If the area is swollen, elevate your feet and apply an ice pack. If the pain increases and/or persists, contact your doctor.
Common Factors of Achilles Tendinitis
October 13, 2018
Kinesiology tape is popular with athletes at every level, in nearly every sport. Top athletes are looking to get the most out of their bodies — every little bit helps. And Kinesiology tape is one fast and easy way to get an edge on the competition.
While kinesiology tape might seem like glorified athletic tape, the two tapes are very different. Athletic tape is used for support and to limit motion. Kinesiology tape facilitates motion, moves when you, and helps improve circulation.
Mueller® Kinesiology Tape helps reduce pain while supporting your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. That means whether you’re training for a half-marathon, playing sports, or working hard, you’ll feel comfortable wearing Mueller® Kinesiology Tape.
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