By helping to increase blood flow in the injured area, athletic tape decreases swelling which alleviates pain. The elasticity of the athletic tape can also serve as support for the affected muscles. It naturally goes back to its original position, which takes some of the workload off of the athlete's muscle.
- Stabilizing ankles.
- Supporting knees.
- Strengthening shoulder muscles.
- Supporting weak or injured muscles.
- Improving muscle contraction.
- Preventing overuse.