Kinesiology Taping for Pain Relief

Pain relief is one of the most common goals in kinesiology tape applications. The rule of thumb when pain relief is the desired outcome is to stretch the affected muscle before taping, then to apply the tape with no stretch in the tape itself. The natural elasticity of the tape creates a microscopic lifting action of the skin, which activates both neurological and circulatory healing mechanisms. Steps for Applying Kinesiology Tape for Pain Relief
  1. If possible, begin with a few gentle stretching exercises of the painful area to pre-stretch the muscle fibers. Right before taping, gently stretch the painful area to the limit of its pain-free range.
  2. Cut a strip of tape long enough to cover the entire affected muscle group. You can choose between applying a single strip directly over the injured area or cutting the strip longitudinally into a Y shape and applying the ‘arms’ of the tape around the outer borders of the muscle group.
  3. With the muscle in its maximum stretched position, remove the backing from the first 2″ of the tape and apply to the lower end of the injured area with NO STRETCH IN THE TAPE.  Continue peeling the backing from the tape, lightly pressing the tape against the skin as it comes off the backing paper.
  4. When the entire strip has been applied, place the muscle back into a neutral position and rub the tape briskly from the center towards the ends to activate the adhesive. In most cases, the tape will appear rippled after the muscle is released from the contracted position. With proper application, pain relief is usually immediate and typically lasts for the entire taping period.
The following selection of videos demonstrate how to apply kinesiology tape for pain relief: Kinesiology Taping Instructions for Pain Relief Using SpiderTech PowerStrips How to tape for Neck Pain or Neck Spasms with RockTape Kinesiology Tape Knee Pain Kinesiology Tape Instructions with SpiderTech Precut Knee Tape Stay up to date with Theratape! Sign up for our Newsletter or add us on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Google+!

Kinesiology Taping for Pain Relief

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Kinesio Taping Perfect Manual

$39.99

If you are a home user wanting to learn how to apply Kinesio Tape, this manual is for you. It was developed for the general population and requires very little knowledge of anatomy or medical terminology. It provides easy-to-follow instructions for taping a variety of common conditions, including low back pain, flat feet, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and charley horse.


Includes step-by-step photographs depicting the various stages of taping for each condition.


6"x8" softcover
132 pages



Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Active Mature

$54.99

This DVD is for active individuals over 50 or health professionals working with this population. Being healthy and active can maintain fitness and vitality over the years. Physical activity can help manage health challenges such as arthritis, osteoporosis, or pain due to changes in posture or weakness. Maintaining a daily level of activity can become more challenging with age and may be compounded by illness, fatigue or fear of falling. Learning to use the Kinesio Taping® Method to manage day to day health problems is a low-cost approach to maintaining or improving health.


This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Sport & Fitness

$54.99

This DVD is for athletes or health professionals working with the athletic population. Instructions are provided for use of the Kinesio Taping® Method in the treatment of a variety of acute and chronic orthopedic injuries commonly seen in an athletic or active populations. By utilizing Kinesio® Tex Tape, patients have reported a decrease in pain and swelling as well as quicker recovery times and a faster return to their original level of performance.

This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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CureTape Medical Taping Concept Handbook With DVD

$79.99

The MTC Handbook by sports and pediatric physiotherapist practitioner and lecturer Harry Pijnappel is a comprehensive manual that covers the theory and practical applications of the Muscular Taping Concept style of taping. MTC is derived from the original Asian methods of kinesiology taping, but has its own unique applications due to the methods that have been refined as medical research and practical knowledge in kinesiology taping methods has grown.

MTC focuses on stimulating regeneration and self-healing in muscles, joints, organs, and the neurological/circulatory systems without restricting freedom of movement in any way. This book begins with the overview of the principles of the Medical Taping Concept including how kinesiology taping works specifically to combat pain, itching, and swelling and continues to detail how it provides support to muscles and joints. There is a general section detailing common tape cuts and applications with their uses, but the majority of the book is dedicated to the in-depth illustrations and step-by-step instructions for specific applications from TMJ in the jaw to Hammer Toe in the foot. Also included is a DVD that provides even more instruction for applications to add to what is available in the book.

*This book is written to be easy to understand, but does include medical terminology that may be difficult for introductory users.

KT Tape Pro Extreme Single Roll - 20 Precut Strips

$22.99

KT Tape Pro Extreme is the toughest, stickiest kinesiology tape in the entire KT Tape product line. Pro Extreme\'s extra-strength adhesive was formulated to deal with kinesiology taping\'s worst enemies - high heat, high humidity, wet conditions, oily skin, or any combination thereof.



    • 100% synthetic microfiber tape with reflective pattern

    • ultra-strong adhesive lasts up to 7 days

    • hard plastic carrying case protects your tape

    • convenient, precut "I" strips - no scissors needed

    • latex and zinc-free



Each roll contains 20 precut 10" strips of KT Tape Pro Extreme kinesiology tape and includes a Quick Start Guide with step-by-step instructions for common injuries.

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Genesis Pure Pad Bowling Ball Wipe Pad

$22.99

Make a pure shot every time with this premium ball wipe pad. Made of durable all natural genuine buffalo leather, the heavy knap of the Pure Pad™ will effortlessly absorb dirt and oil better than any microfiber towel or shammy ever could. It\'s been specifically sized to fit in the palm of your hand, so right away you\'ll notice the texture and feel the difference in weight. Every time you use it, you\'ll be reminded that this isn\'t just another ordinary bowling towel.

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Caring for the Painful Thumb

$32.99

Caring for the Painful Thumb - More Than a Splint, was written by Jan Albrecht, an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. Written in terminololgy patients can understand with over 200 color illustrations, the book can be used as a teaching tool for both patients and therapists. A unique feature of Caring for the Painful Thumb is that it is two books in one: half the book is for the right hand and half for the left to help patients easily visualize mobilization and stabilization techniques. Includes step-by-step instructions for applying kinesiology tape to the thumb and CMC joint. 52 sturdy pages, spiral bound. This durable book can be used at the treatment table, or independently by the patient at the completion of therapy. Pages can be copied for handouts.

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Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Hand & Upper Extremity

$54.99

This DVD provides an overview of Kinesio Taping® applications for the hand and arm, including thumb and finger issues, carpal tunnel syndrome. golfers and tennis elbow and arthritis. Kinesio Taping can provide structural support or realignment, relief of pain and swelling and can improve mobility and function during recovery from these conditions.

This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Scar & Edema

$54.99

Recovery from wounds after injuries or surgery can be complicated by swelling and the development of scar tissue. Kinesio Taping post-wound can enhance lymphatic flow to decrease swelling, leading to pain relief and increased rehabilitation potential. Management of scars is often overlooked when treating pain, swelling, decreased range of motion, contractures, and cosmetic appearance of the skin. Scar tissue can significantly disrupt how our bodies function. Using Kinesio® Tex Tape is one of the easiest and inexpensive ways of treating scars. Its unique elastic qualities not only assist scars to mature, allowing the collagen to become more parallel, but it can also assist scars to release adhesions. Both new and old scars can be treated with Kinesio Tape with changes noted as early as 24 hours in mobility, adhesion and color. Scar management with Kinesio Tex Tape is gentle with quick and significant results.

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Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Sports Medicine

$54.99

This DVD provides Kinesio Taping instructions for health professionals treating injuried athletes. Some of the best known uses of Kinesio Taping® are in the sports medicine field. Kinesio Taping can be utilized during all phases of sports injuries, including acute, sub-acute, chronic and rehabilitation. Relief of pain and swelling plus support and activation for injured or weakened muscles can allow patients to participate more fully in rehab and accelerate the recovery process.


This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Women's Health

$54.99

As patients and as athletes, women may experience any of the injuries and issues common in an active population, as well as additional challenges specific to the female physiology and life cycle. Kinesio Taping® provides valuable assistance for medication-free support and pain relief during the pre and post natal stages of pregnancy and throughout the years, helping women to maintain an active lifestyle. This DVD focuses on Kinesio Taping applications for menstrual or pregnancy-related issues as well as health issues more common in women


This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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RockTape Equine Taping Manual

$50.00

Learn Kinesiology Taping for Horses!


The ultimate guide to equine kinesiology taping from the experts at RockTape - includes 107 pages and 200 images, covering taping techniques for both horse and rider. Includes:



  • Equine guidelines for tape application, management and removal

  • Indications and contraindications

  • Illustrated application instructions for over 50 conditions affecting all body parts

  • Case studies

  • Equestrian postural correction methods

  • Equestrian Power Taping for enhanced performance

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RockGuards Shin Protectors - V3

$27.00 $60.00

RockGuards are durable shin protectors made with cushioned 5mm neoprene on the front and a lightweight mesh on the back. A 2" zipper at the bottom makes them easy on and off. Use them anywhere your shins may take a beating - CrossFit, mountain biking obstacle course racing, trail running, rope climbs, deadlifts, cleans, snatches and box jumps, just to name a few.



    • perforated neoprene on front allows breathability and release of water during OCR

    • 4-way-stretch lycra on back for less bulk and full flexion

    • 2" zipper for easy on and off

    • footstrap to keep them in place no matter what you do

    • RockGuards come as a pair

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Rocktape Talons - Workout Gloves
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RockTape Talons Workout Gloves

$35.00 $45.00

Talons are the ultimate high-tech workout glove. They will protect your hands from blisters and tears, even during the most brutal workouts, but that\'s just where the benefits begin. Need to make a call during your workout? Talons are touch-screen friendly. Sweat running into your eyes? A microfiber patch on the thumb will take care of that. Need to chalk up? No worries, the synthetic palm is chalk-friendly, even when it\'s caked onto barbells and rigs. Struggling to make your muscle ups? Silicone beading on the palm will make sure you don\'t slip.



  • touch screen friendly

  • seamless palm construction

  • hook grip thumb protection

  • silicone beads on the palm for extra grip

  • microfiber sweat wipe patch

  • venter side walls on fingers

  • para-cord pull strap

  • work great with chalk

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Equi-Tape Classic 2" Equine...
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Equi-Tape Classic 2" Equine Kinesiology Tape Roll

$14.95

Equi-Tape® Classic is both consumer friendly and affordable and is used by backyard trail riders and equine health care professionals to aid in the rehabilitation of horses for all types of injuries. 

Easy to apply

All weather durability

Support full range of motion

For ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles

Excellent for swelling and edema 

Non-Invasive and effective

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RockWrist - Wrist Wraps by RockTape

$22.50 $24.99

Are your WOD\'s getting the better of your wrists? Need a little extra wrist support for that last muscle up? RockWrists were designed to provide the perfect combination of elasticity and support for optimal comfort and performance. Designed by Jason Khalipa, RockWrists are competition grade wrist supports, made from tough polyester fabric with strings that won\'t break and elastic that won\'t turn brittle, no matter how sweat-soaked they become. The hook and loop fasteners allow you to cinch them to the perfect tension level for your workout.

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