Why do athletes put tape on their bodies? What is it used for?

I don't know if you are looking at a lot of sports events, have you found such an interesting thing, that is, every athlete will be wrapped in some tape, so have you learned what the tapes are for? Presumably, many people who often pay attention to sports events will have a little understanding, and most people still don't understand. Let's let Xiaobian explain it to everyone!


The professional name of this tape is called intramuscular patch, which is the sports patch that everyone often says. This kind of patch does not contain glue, and it does not have any pharmaceutical ingredients. Therefore, the Olympic Group does not prohibit countries from using such patches. However, many of my friends have expressed their doubts: athletes are so violently moving, this patch has no glue component, can't it fall? In fact, this is related to its own design. The back of this patch is full of wavy textures, and these textures are entirely made of fibers to mimic humans. . As soon as the athlete puts it on, the patch will immediately retract and stick to it. Not only that, but the retraction caused by its retraction will keep the athlete's muscles and fascia in a state of force, so that they can't produce lactic acid. Everyone knows that the reason why muscles produce soreness is because muscles secrete lactic acid, so that athletes will maintain a better state and be able to achieve even better results on the field.


Because this kind of patch is relatively large in fiber, it has good air permeability. So now it is not only used in the competitive arena, but also in the medical field. Many hospitals have used its toughness and breathability to treat muscle damage in some patients. Especially for people who are not exercising regularly but suffer from joint pain, this kind of patch can effectively relieve pain. If your family happens to have this problem, you can try it. And this patch is now also used in areas such as clinical rehabilitation.


Originally originated in Japan in the 1970s, this patch was originally designed to relieve pain and prevent damage after strenuous exercise. But to say that the real development is still widely used in Europe and the United States. In China, the true understanding and application of this patch began in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.