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Kinesiology Tape for Digital Flexor Tendon Tear in horses

Kinesiology tape for a Digital flexor tear - added support and circulation.

Not only does it give support to the damaged structure, it also increases the inflow of fresh blood into that area. This fresh blood is rich in nutrients and oxygen and is exactly what the tissue needs to heal and regenerate.

Shockwave was done by the veternarian. Starting a series of kinesiology tape with PEMF.

What is Equine Kinesiology Taping?

Seeing human athletes wearing kinesiology tape. has become increasingly common. Athletes wear it during competition and training events.

Kinesiology tape is more than just a way to look like an athlete; it has a number of therapeutic properties. It decreases pain, increases muscle strength, improves blood and lymph circulation and adds stability to joints by increasing proprioception (perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body).

Unlike conventional athletic tape, which applies pressure and acts like a brace, kinesiology tape stretches along the rhe muscles, which allows it to provide support during exercise without restricting motion. When applied correctly, it decompresses the skin and interacts with the neurosensory receptors, which is what gives it its therapeutic qualities.

When kinesiology tape is applied to the skin or the animal’s fur, it mechanically decompresses the skin and the underlying tissues. When tape is applied to an animal, the tape lifts the hair, which in turn lifts the skin and accomplishes the same decompression seen in people.

The decompression action promotes increased blood and lymph flow, which decreases inflammation and relieves pressure from free nerve endings. As the animal moves with the tape on, the tape stimulates nerves called mechanoreceptors with every movement.

The tape acts as a natural pain reliever because stimulation of mechanoreceptors inhibits nociceptors (the pain generators). The more mechanoreceptors that are stimulated, the less pain will be perceived. Movement with the tape on also stimulates nerves called proprioceptors, which contribute to the brain’s sense of where the body’s parts are in space and throughout movement.

Often times, proprioceptive input is altered in people and animals due to past injuries and misalignments. The tape can help stimulate proper proprioception and promote proper movement.

Ligament and Tendon support taping

Used to support injured tissues without limiting motion and to facilitate proper realignment of strained or torn fibers during healing without overuse and reinjury.


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