One common question parents have when their teenager participates in high school sports is whether athletic taping is really necessary. Several sports already have their own protective gear, such as helmets, shoulder pads and knee pads. While this equipment does provide protection against impacts, it does not do anything to protect the muscles from being torn, sprained or strained. On the other hand, other sports, such as track, cheerleading and soccer, have very little to no additional equipment or protective gear.

In addition, most teenagers’ bodies are quickly changing, and they are growing faster as they start to enter adulthood. Because of these changes, there can be small gaps in between bone structures, and an increased strain on muscle groups, as they try to accommodate growth spurts. During this time of your teenager’s life, their body has a higher risk of sustaining injury when they participate in sports. In order to reduce these risks, it is better to supplement other protective equipment and gear with athletic taping.

Athletic Taping Reduces the Risks of Muscle Injuries

Elastic sports taping increases the support and strength to the muscle groups in the body. It also helps lower the potential for overstraining, spraining or tearing muscles when applied correctly. Further, if your teen already had a prior injury, using the tape can help reduce the changes of re-injuring the same area of their body. The tape is designed to be used in just about any area of the body, including knees, shoulders, neck, groin, legs, ankles, elbows and the back.

In other words, using sports tape helps reduce the risks associated with muscle injuries, provides support and offers additional protection, compared to not using any taping product. For more information about the benefits of using sports taping, feel free to explore our website.

Use SpiderTech Taping Products with Physical Therapy to Relieve Minor Pain

Any time you have a serious injury that damages the muscles and tissues in the body, you have to go through a recovery period. Part of your recovery often involves participating in physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises to re-strengthen the damaged muscles and tissues. In between sessions, you normally feel minor pain and discomfort as the body is slowly healing. Luckily, there are drug free options for dealing with soreness, discomfort and minor pain, like using SpiderTech taping products.

Our unique and patented design helps simulate the elasticity and thickness of your skin. As a result, the tape fully integrates with your body to provide stability and support without having any adverse effects on the normal range of motion. Further, the tape helps to reduce existing minor muscle pain and soreness, because it confuses the nerve endings in the area where it hurts the most. Rather than being focused on one primary point of pain, your brain interprets signals from neurological responses it receives from the entire area where the tape is being worn.

SpiderTech taping products are made from 100 percent cotton and contain no latex. The tape is able to be worn for up to five days at a time before it has to be changed. The tape is waterproof, so it will not come off if it gets wet. Not only can you wear the tape during physical therapy sessions, but also leave it on afterwards, to help reduce your minor pain and discomfort.