You can help protect your knees against re-injury by wearing knee tape after reconstructive surgery. This tape is used to promote the healing process, while reducing pain and discomfort. You are able to wear the tape for rehabilitative exercises and physical therapy, as well as general protection every day. The tape may be worn for up to five days before it needs to be removed and replaced with a new pre-cut piece. The tape is waterproof, so it is okay to wear it in the shower.
The knee tape is made from 100 percent cotton with an adhesive back. The adhesive is designed to not leave any sticky residue when you remove the tape from your skin. The material is completely breathable, so your skin still receives air while you wear the tape around your knees. It is available in several different colors, and each one supplies the same benefits.
When you are not working out, the tape provides additional support to your knee area to help the muscles heal faster after surgery. The tape is designed to trick your nerve endings because it covers a much wider area than the main point of pain and discomfort. The neurological response from your nerves results in your brain detecting less pain and discomfort. You can also use the tape as an alternative to strong prescription medications for those times you want to keep complete control and focus over your movements.