Kinesiology Tape is designed to alleviate pain and encourage your body to repair itself. The tape microscopically lifts the top layer of skin to allow proper circulation to reenter the underlying tissues to reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain. Kinesiology Tape supports joints, ligaments, and muscles, reduces swelling from sprains, surgery, or trauma, and helps to alleviate pain. It can be worn for 3-5 days. You can swim, exercise, and shower with it on. It also comes in a variety of color options to suite any lifestyle.