In most cases, non-surgical treatment options are the solution to ending your pain and bringing you back to a full and healthy life. Dr. Herman will guide you through your best options for treatment, and if surgery or another form of care may be needed, he will refer you to the appropriate provider.
Kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. While the use of kinesiology tape is often associated with athletes, providers have been using this tape to alleviate a wide variety of ailments, not just sports injuries.
Dr. Herman prefers to use RockTape, a specific kind of kinesiology tape. RockTape has three primary functions−to cue form (especially in athletics), reduce inflammation and swelling, and minimize pain. RockTape accomplishes this by microscopically lifting the skin away from the muscle and fascia, which decompresses the area and reduces swelling. RockTape also signals the central nervous system through the skin’s nerves, which provides powerful feedback to minimize pain and cue form. RockTape can be worn for up to 5 days and can be worn while swimming or in the shower. The adhesive is hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based, and contains no latex.