Kinesio-taping involves placing strips of special tape in order to give stability and support to muscles, joints as well as tendons. It is generally used to facilitate motion and inhibit pain and spasms. The tape is also known to improve the interaction between the skin and all the underlying structures which results in better activation and performance. This type of taping is also known to inhibit nociceptors which are the receptors in the body that communicate pain. In addition, the taping technique can bring balance to the neural circuitry within the body which in hand can decrease pain, swelling and improve overall function and performance within the muscles. The taping technique can be used for facilitation, pain management, support/stability, swelling management as well as scar tissue management. Based on your dysfunction, your physical therapist will choose the type of taping that will cater to your ailments.