Taping is a procedure that uses athletic tape (pressure-sensitive tape similar to surgical tape or elastic therapeutic tape), attached to the skin, to physically hold muscles or bones at a certain position. This reduces pain and aids recovery. Taping is usually used to help recover from overuse and other injuries.
Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It often happens after overuse or repeated action of the muscles of the forearm, near the elbow joint.
Kinesiology tape can help support treatment for tennis elbow by increasing circulation and decreasing pressure.
Taping for plantar fasciitis is a relatively simple method used to help ease pain associated with the condition. Athletic tape can be applied in the morning to reduce strain throughout the day, or just prior to exercise to keep the fascia from moving too much during physical activity.