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Bicep tendonitis taping is a safe and effective treatment option with little to no side effects. This makes it perfect for managing the pain and swelling that comes with tendonitis. Keep reading to learn more about this therapy and how you can incorporate it into your treatment plan.
Taping tendonitis injuries can help manage your condition and let you stay active with less pain. The compression from the tape will reduce swelling in the injury. This, in turn, lessens pain and can improve healing time. The tape also supports the joint so you can do more of the activities you enjoy with less pain. Take a look below to learn more about the benefits of taping for tendonitis.
Taping works best when used in conjunction with other biceps tendonitis treatments like rest and icing.
See our full guide on biceps tendonitis treatment here.
Taping has many benefits to its users when used in the right way. Some of the most important include:
Kinesiology tape and athletic tape are two similar, yet very different types of therapy tape. Each one has its place in managing injuries but they cannot be used interchangeably. Take a look at the benefits of each type of taping application to determine which one works best for your situation.
Kinesiology tape is breathable, lightweight tape that uses adhesive to slightly pull on the skin. This is intended to allow better lymphatic and blood circulation. Kinesio tape has successfully been used in physical therapy and physiotherapy sessions as a biceps tendonitis treatment. Here are a few other unique kinesiology tape features:
Athletic tape is stiffer than kinesiology tape which restricts joint movement, similar to wearing a less restrictive brace. Atheltic tape is also easy to find in stores and inexpensive. Here are a few more key points about athletic tape application:
Check out these three kinesiology taping techniques to get you safely back into action.
Start with a piece of kinesiology tape cut into a Y shape. Place the base of the tape on the inside of the arm, starting about 2 inches below the elbow. One of the Y pieces should follow along the outside of the upper arm and the other Y piece should follow inside of the upper arm.
Place a piece of kinesiology tape on the front of the shoulder. Use 25% stretch and it should end just above the inside of the elbow. Take a second piece of kinesiology tape and place the top end slightly over the first piece of tape on the front of the shoulder. Bring the tape down slightly wider along the biceps muscle.
Place a piece of kinesiology tape with the end on the top of the shoulder. Use 50% stretch and pull it down along the inside of the biceps muscle. Take a second piece of k tape, using 70% stretch, place it perpendicular to the first piece of tape along the front of the shoulder. Wrap the tape around to the backside of the shoulder.
Here are a few general tips to help you get started. Remember to follow any specific instructions you’re given from a medical professional or during your physical therapy session.
Taping is a safe and effective treatment for bicep tendonitis. You may see further pain relief from shoulder pain when using it in conjunction with other treatments like ice, massage, and exercise. Bicep tendonitis is a common condition that needs to be treated properly, so make sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist before you start any new treatments.
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