In order to stabilise joints or to relieve damaged ligaments from sprains and strains during sports and leisure time, the use of functional dressings is recommendable. The sport tape stabilises and protects the affected area and helps to prevent painful movements. The kinesiology tape, on the other hand, is used for joints and ligaments as well as injured or tense muscles without restriction to movement. In both cases, sporting activities can be resumed quickly after slight injuries.

This information contributes to a better understanding but should never replace a visit to the doctor in the event of an injury.