Athletic taping is the use of tape directly to the skin or over pre-wrap to keep bones and muscles in a stable posture during athletic exercise. Athletic tape is attached to the skin to physically hold muscles or bones in place which helps with pain relief and healing.
There are a variety of structures in our bodies that are involved in movement including: joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones.
Injury to these structures can be very detrimental—especially for an athlete; as it can limit function or performance.
Sports taping is commonly used to aid in the recovery of injuries caused by overuse.