Several results can be achieved with Curetape:
1. Improves muscle function
Damages of the human musculature also might lead to ruptures inside the connective tissue of the muscles. The pressure and pain sensors, being irritated by the discharge of liquid into the space between the tissue, show swellings, pain, stiffness and an increase of tonus as a result then. The Medical Taping Concept is a sensible therapeutic means here as well as with other problems (e.g. post-operative muscle hypotonia).
2. Activates circulation (blood and lymph)
A constriction of the lymph circulation often is caused by an inflammation of damaged tissue. The discharge of liquid leads to an increase of pressure, the now following swelling shortens the space between skin and muscle and interferes with the lymph flow. Here, the Medical Taping Concept helps to reduce pressure and to remedy lymph congestions.
3. Supports joints by means of:
A. proprio-septic stimulation
The Medical Taping Concept takes influence on the muscle tonus (see above).Because of the stimulation of the proprioception a new balance is found within the muscle groups and a better kinaesthesia with a positive effect on the joint functions is gained.
B. passive and mechanic support
By using so called ligament techniques, the Medical Taping Concept cares for a better passive stability of the joints; here the tape is stretched up to its maximum.
C. pain cushioning
The pain cushioning resulting from taping makes the re-establishing of the functions possible and quickens the healing process. At the same time a normal course of movement becomes possible, which helps the tissue getting back its original power processing.
4. Relieves pain
The human being feels pain, when the signals of irritated noci sensors (thin non-myelinized A-Delta/C-Fibres) reach the cortex by passing the posterior horn. Curetape ® being applied directly to the skin, primarily irritates thick myelinized A-Beta-Fibres. The so gained cushioning effect of pain can be explained as follows:
- spinally: direct inhibition of the pain entrance to the switch cells on spinal level (Gate Control Theory by Melzack and Wall, see neuro-physiology)
- supraspinally: inhibition because of efferent neurones from the foramatio reticularis, which are influenced by the thick-fibred system.
5. influencing central nervous system.