Manage Arthritic Flair Ups with Kinesiotape for Your Knees
Suffering from arthritis in the knees is painful and uncomfortable. You may go days, or even weeks in between flair ups, and then one occurs. The pain could be so bad that you are unable to walk, stand, or even sit without experiencing discomfort. It can be so excruciating and affect your normal daily routines, work, or other activities. But, there are several things you are able to do to better manage flair ups and might even make them less severe.
- Kinesiotape Your Knees – Kinesiology tape is a special type of sports tape which helps provide added support to the knees, as well as reduce pain from arthritic flair ups. SpiderTech products are precut, so they are simple and easy to apply either on your own or with the assistance of a friend or relative. It can be worn for up to five days at a time. It is waterproof, so you are able to wear it in the shower.
- Use Hot and Cold Therapies – Hot therapies are well suited any time the joints are stiff and painful and need to be loosened up. Cold therapies are used for extreme flair ups, including those resulting in swelling and inflammation. Remember to protect your skin when using these therapies by placing a towel in between the hot or cold pack and your knee.
- Perform Regular Movements – Muscles and connective tissues that are tight and tense cause more severe pain during arthritic flair ups. Bend your knees by swinging them in place while sitting for prolonged periods of time. This movement helps to keep the muscles loosened up, joints pliable and increases blood flow to the area.
SpiderTech Kinesiotape for your knees helps you manage your arthritis more effectively. Not only is this tape available for your knees, but also other areas of your body, including elbows, wrists, ankles, shoulders, and neck.