Kinesiotape is tape with elastic properties that can be worn on the body for several days to help decrease pain during activity and improve performance. The elastic properties of kinesiotape provide several therapeutic benefits for the active individual experiencing pain or needing a competitive edge. Kinesiotape can provide support for a body part by facilitating, or helping turn on, the musculature surrounding the area.  It can also be used to decrease muscle tightness and fatigue by inhibiting, or turning off, certain muscles. Kinesiotape is also effective in reducing bruising and swelling.