Kinesio Taping For Pain Relief In Brooklyn, NYC
How Does Kinesiology Taping Reduce Chronic Pain?
You have likely seen athletes using kinesiology tape on particular parts of the body, like their knees, ankles, and shoulders. Kinesiology tape is a popular preventive and therapeutic technique among professional athletes. It protects muscles, improves performance, boosts recovery, and relieves pain from overtraining and trauma.
Kinesiology taping is a tried-and-tested treatment to relieve chronic pain from orthopedic injuries, inflammatory diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders. Kinesio tape activates your natural healing process for faster healing and even faster recovery. The advanced medical technology has been attracting attention as an effective, non-invasive, non-pharmacological alternative to traditional pain treatment, like surgery and steroid injections.
Leading pain management specialist Dr. Henry Sardar offers you the chance to try out significant pain relief with kinesiology taping right here in Brooklyn, New York. Call us and set up an appointment today!
What Is A Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape is a thin stretchy tape applied on the body surface to treat musculoskeletal pain. What’s incredible about kinesiology tape is that it mimics the skin in its thickness and elasticity. It can stretch up to 120% of its actual length, making it excellent for musculoskeletal support and decompression.
When we apply the kinesiology tape to your skin, it triggers the natural healing process in your tissues. Dr. Sardar uses KT tape to improve blood circulation, reduce pain, and speed up your recovery. The kinesiology tape does not bind, constrict, or restrict any movement. It commonly treats knee pain, neck pain, back pain, and other chronic pain caused by orthopedic injury or inflammatory disorders.
How Is Kinesiology Taping Done?
Similar to most pain therapies, different medical conditions require different kinesiology taping techniques. Based on his assessment of your condition, Dr. Sardar can choose I, X, Y, donut, web, or fan shaped tapes to treat your pain. He determines the length and elasticity that best suits your condition. Afterward, we heat the painful or injured area to allow the kinesiology tape to firmly stick to your skin. You can wear the kinesiology tape for about 3 to 5 days or until your next session with Dr. Sardar.
If you are interested in kinesiology taping, we do not recommend performing it yourself without a certified professional. It may look like a simple procedure, but incorrect placement will not produce any therapeutic effects and only prolong your pain. Contact our Brooklyn clinic and consult with Dr. Sadar for kinesiology taping and any pain relief needs.
How Does Kinesiology Taping Work?
We apply the kinesiology tape to the injured or painful area to provide additional support and therapeutic relief for weak muscles. Because of its elasticity, Kinesio taping can improve your range of motion and overall performance by:
- Decompression: When we apply the tape to the injured area, it lifts the skin from the tissues below it. This allows decompression of your deep tissues and draining of the lymphatic fluid to reduce swelling.
- Pain relief: The tensile force of the kinesiology tape reduces the pressure in the affected area. It stimulates increased blood flow and triggers the natural healing process in your tissues, resulting in less pain and faster recovery.
- Heightened proprioception: Kinesio tape is beneficial for athletes because it allows them to have a better sense of their muscle contraction (proprioception) and perform precise movements.
Chronic non-specific low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and orthopedic injuries are all medical conditions that can hinder your quality of life. The Kinesio tape’s skin-like properties promote natural healing and speedy recovery with just a few sessions.
Can Kinesiology Taping Be Combined With Other Procedures?
Dr. Sardar uses kinesiology tape to facilitate muscle strengthening, reduce pain, decrease swelling, stabilize muscles, and decompress tissues. You can maximize these therapeutic effects by combining kinesiology taping with other pain management treatments:
- Cold laser therapy
- Shock-wave therapy
- Electromagnetic Transduction therapy (EMTT)
- TECAR Therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT)
- Acupuncture Therapy
- Aqua Therapy
- Ultrasound-Guided Injections
- Fluoroscopically Guided Epidural Steroid Injection and Facet Injection
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
What Are The Benefits Of Kinesiology Taping?
Chronic pain can affect athletes and non-athletes alike. However, many clinical trials have proven the effectiveness of kinesiology taping in relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. TECAR therapy is an entirely non-invasive drug-free pain therapy that targets deep tissues with minimal discomfort or side effects. Surgery would require incisions to reach and remedy your pain; not to mention the scarring and numerous surgical and anesthetic risks.
Here are a few benefits that kinesiology taping brings:
- Fast pain relief
- Enhanced muscle performance
- Speeds up recovery
- No downtime
- No anesthesia needed
- No scarring after treatment
How Can I Access Kinesiology Tape?
Previously, kinesiology taping was only available to professional athletes. Today, anyone suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain can get kinesio taping at our clinic. Dr. Henry Sardar is offering all his patients the chance to try kinesiology taping regardless of their insurance coverage. He is confident that it can relieve your pain, and he wants you to experience it for yourself. Dr. Sardar also recommends combining Kinesio taping with other pain therapies to maximize the benefits and gain optimal results. At our pain clinic, we also accept most major insurance providers: New York State Medicaid, HealthFirst, Fidelis Care, Affinity Group, Metro Plus, Amerigroup, BlueCross, BlueShield Medicaid Plan, and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Contact us through our website or visit our clinic in Brooklyn, New York, to book an appointment with Dr. Henry Sardar today.