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What is elastic tape?

Dr Anup Khatri, Senior Orthopedic Consultant, Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, said that when it comes to shoulders, athletes use elastic tape, technically called kinesiology tape.

janvi kapoorJanhvi Kapoor on the pain she suffered due to shoulder injuries (Source: Janhvi Kapoor/Instagram)

Janhvi Kapoor, who is busy promoting her upcoming sports drama Mr. and Mrs. Mahi, He recently spoke in detail about the shoulder injuries he experienced while filming the film. “He was playing between 300 and 400 balls (in cricket) twice a day for two hours each. But the doctor had set a limit of 60-70 balls. Before each session, they taped me with elastic tape, which is very hard. There were 12 ribbons on each side, placed so that the shoulder would not come out of its socket. Every time they ripped the tape off my shoulders, it made me bleed. Chamdi nikal jaati thi (my skin was coming out),” said Kapoor, in an interaction with Siddhaarth Aalambayan for Crushable India.

“I had to film with those tapes every day for 12 or 13 hours. Oh God! I can’t tell you the pain. “It was really bad,” Kapoor said.

As such, let’s understand more about the recording process and how it works.

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Dr Anup Khatri, senior consultant orthopedics, Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, said that when it comes to shoulders, athletes use elastic tape, technically called kinesiology tape, to correct their posture. “Kinesiology tape will also stabilize and support the shoulder joints and maintain correct alignment while performing any physical activity. The bandage reduces muscle spasms and helps heal an injury quickly,” said Dr Khatri.

He added that the wrap also reduces the chances of shoulder injuries. “The goal is to provide stability to the shoulder to increase the Range of motion and reduce pain. Additionally, the tape is beneficial for people who sit or do forward bending movements frequently,” Dr. Khatri continued.

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shoulder Here’s what you should keep in mind (Source: Pixabay)

The expert mentioned that said tape will not cause any problems when moving the shoulder. “The taping also tends to reduce the pressure on the muscles so that they move without any difficulty,” Dr. Khatri said.

Things to keep in mind

*Use the tape only if your doctor has recommended it.
*Be sure to receive the recording under the supervision of a doctor for optimal results.
*Understand the underlying cause behind the elastic tape. “Don’t do it just because you saw people opting for it on social media. There is more. This technique is known to help with circulation and joint irritation,” Dr. Khatri said.

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First uploaded on: 05-24-2024 at 11:30 IST

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