Asked by: Rut Zorraquino
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th April, 2020

Can you use duct tape instead of athletic tape?

Athletic tape can decrease circulation and could result in further injury. Do not attempt to replace athletic tape with duct tape or another highly adhesive product.

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Then, what kind of tape do athletes use?

Kinesio Tape

One may also ask, does athletic tape do anything? Kinesiology tape works—when applied correctly—by lifting the skin from the tissues below it. Surprisingly, there's actually not a whole lot of evidence that kinesiology tape really does reduce swelling and pain and increase muscle function, as it claims.

One may also ask, can hockey tape be used as athletic tape?

Sticking Points Standard hockey tape is made of cloth. It can be used on the grip or the blade. Athletic tape, gaffers tape and friction tape aren't unheard of on either end of the stick. Electrical tape is usually not wide enough to be used easily, but will do in a pinch.

Why do athletes put tape on themselves?

Kinesio's website says their tape "alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin." They say that it can be "applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis."

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