January 27, 2012New KT Tape Applications for Bicep, Tennis Elbow, and Thumb Pain Here are three more new KT Tape video's requested by our customers on Twitter and Facebook. If you'd like to request a video please let us know. BICEP Here's a brand new video fro bicep strains. KT Tape can help relieve the pain in the bicep by relaxing a damaged muscle, increasing blood flow to reduce inflammation, or relieving pressure off of the area. However, pain at the bicep can range from a minor issue to a severe problem. If you are uncertain, see a medical professional. [youtube width=585 height=327]dezqnY7-0Xs[/youtube] TENNIS ELBOW This video is an update for our tennis elbow application. KT Tape helps to treat tennis elbow by increasing circulation to a relatively nonvascular area. KT Tape also decreases pressure and creates fascial manipulations to immediately reduce pain. To minimize healing time, one should also perform light progressive stretching of the forearm muscles, ice after activity, implement massage, and focus on core movements rather than overuse of the extremities. NSAIDs may also be taken to reduce pain and any inflammation that may be present. Once symptoms have subsided, implementation of a strength training program targeted at the shoulders, back, and core will help to reduce strain on the forearm. Technique improvement during sport or occupation will also greatly reduce the occurrence of tennis elbow. [youtube width=585 height=327]DgwQSPQv_Zo[/youtube] THUMB Here's another new KT Tape video for thumb pain. KT Tape has been shown to provide support during motion of the thumb and wrist, and has markedly reduced pain in many subjects. KT Tape also increases circulation to reduce inflammation and speed the healing process. [youtube width=585 height=327]N2eA669ql08[/youtube] We have many more new applications to come so check back tomorrow for more. For a full list of new applications see check here. Leave a comment and let us know what you think? Thx!