2. The athlete using the tape will be traveling and will thus require the added convenience, ease, and speed of application that precut kinesiology tape affords.
3. Along with his/her regular kinesiology tape, a high-performance athlete who competes in extreme sports might decide to keep precut kinesiology tape on hand for quick use in emergencies and for easy treatment of other, less-serious injuries.
4. An athlete may simply prefer the pre-measured size and shape, ease of use, and reduced application time that precut kinesiology tape provides.
Precut kinesiology tape comes in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, each of which is designed for a specific body location and application. Each specially designed section of precut kinesiology tape offers just the right size, shape, and configuration to bio-mechanically support and provide the greatest physiological benefit for that body part.
The following are some injuries, weaknesses, and other conditions of various parts of the body that precut kinesiology tape applications are designed to treat/support:
Neck – weakness, spasms, pain, arthritis, stiff neck, and post-surgical recovery
Shoulder – pain, arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder, AC (acromioclavicular) joint injury or separation, and post-surgical recovery
Elbow – arthritis, bursitis, lateral epicondylitis (tennis, shooter’s, or archer’s elbow), or medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
Wrist – weakness, pain, sprain, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and post-surgical recovery
Upper Back – pain, posture problems, upper-cross syndrome (rounded shoulders), scapular (shoulder blade) instability, and post-surgical recovery
Lower Back – pain, spasms, stiff muscles, sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, and post-surgical recovery
Hip – pain, arthritis, bursitis, iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome (a thigh injury that causes lateral knee pain), and recovery from hip-replacement surgery
Groin – pain, strain, injury, and weak or pulled adductor muscles
Hamstring – pain, strain, weakness, and pulled or tight hamstrings
Knee – pain, arthritis, bursitis, runner’s/jumper’s/cyclist’s knee, torn meniscus (cartilage), patellar (kneecap) pain or instability, and post-surgical recovery
Calf – pain, cramps, tightness, muscle injury, and pain from Achilles tendinitis
Ankle – pain, sprain, shin splints, and pain from Achilles tendinitis
Heel and Foot – pain, and plantar fasciitis
Wrist – carpal tunnel syndrome, sprained wrist, wrist strain
General bruising, swelling, contusions, edema, lymphatic congestion, and lymphedema
Precut kinesiology tape offers athletes a convenient, high-tech alternative to rolls of conventional kinesiology tape. This specially-prepared athletic tape lets athletes take control of their own therapy. It helps them support overused muscles to prevent injury or re-injury and often allows them to continue training while their injuries heal.
Precut kinesiology tape can be a real boon to athletes who are more knowledgeable about their sport than about the principles of therapeutic taping – though it will also work just as well for those who have an expert to do their taping for them.