Removing Kinesio Tape can seem pretty daunting. The whole point is for it to stay on, so what do you do when it’s time to remove it? Fear not friends, we have the answers here.
DON’T TAKE IT OFF TOO FAST! It’s not a Band-Aid.
1. Put some baby oil or cooking oil on the tape and let it soak for a few minutes to break down the adhesive.
2. Remove the tape in the direction of hair growth by slowly rolling down the tape and applying pressure on the skin with your other hand.
3. Use oil to remove any extra residue.
TIP: The tape can be worn for 3-5 days as long as there is no skin irritation.
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This information about removing Kinesio Tape was written by Desert Hand and Physical Therapy, a physical therapy group with locations throughout the greater Phoenix and Mesa AZ area. Desert Hand and Physical Therapy has specialized treatment centers providing therapeutic treatment and rehabilitation to restore optimal upper extremity function. For more information about the group click here.
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