Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of body movements.
ACE™ Kinesiology Supports are a lightweight and thin, adhesive-backed support that can be worn under clothing to provide support and targeted pressure to sore or injured muscles and joints such as the elbow, shoulder and knee. Pressure is an accepted form of support used on a variety of joints and injuries.
The ACE™ Kinesiology Supports provide support and targeted pressure for joints such as elbows, knees and shoulders. They are ideal for those who have a sore or injured elbow, shoulder or knee or for those who are just looking for general support.
No, they are different. The ACE™ Kinesiology Supports provide targeted pressure for sore or injured joints such as elbows, knees and shoulders.
No, the ACE™ Kinesiology Supports provide support and targeted pressure to the elbow, knee or shoulder. They have 2 layers of support; the Flexible Fiber Matrix Material and the Pressure Pad, which together provide targeted pressure. They are easy to apply because they require no cutting, stretching or someone to apply them for you. Once applied to your skin, the Supports are breathable and conform to your skin to move with you to provide targeted support during everyday and athletic activities. The ACE™ Kinesiology Supports are uniquely positioned in the space between a tape and a health support.
The Supports were designed specifically for use on the elbow, knee or shoulder.
The ACE™ Kinesiology Supports provide targeted pressure and support to the elbow, knee or shoulder. They are easy to apply because they require no cutting, stretching or someone to apply them for you. They have 2 layers of support; the Flexible Fiber Matrix Material and the Pressure Pad, which together provide targeted pressure. Once applied to your skin, the Supports are breathable and conform to your skin to move with you to provide targeted support during everyday and athletic activities.
Pressure is an accepted form of support used on a variety of joints and injuries.
YES! ACE™ Kinesiology Supports are designed so that cutting is not needed and the Supports can easily be applied by yourself. Using a mirror may help with applying the Supports the first time. For additional tips on how to apply the Supports please visit our website for the application video.
It is an acrylate adhesive used in other 3M medical products.
The Supports can be used during water activities and showering but, we do not guarantee the product will stay completely intact if submerged for longer periods of time if used during activities such as swimming.
Each Support and Pressure Pad is designed for the intended joint.
No. There are many different types of skin and skin conditions. Adhesion may vary.
For best adhesion we recommend you trim or shave hair before using the Supports.
No, not at this time.
The Supports should not be pulled tightly or over-stretched when applied. Overstretching the Support may result in skin irritation and/or blisters.
We recommend that you do not sleep directly on the Support. Prolonged pressure on the Support while sleeping may result in skin irritation and/or blisters.
The ACE™ Kinesiology Supports can be used for a variety of everyday and athletic activities such as tennis, golf, basketball, biking, running, walking and other activities when you need a little extra support.
We do not recommend using the Supports on irritated, sensitive or fragile skin.
Because the Supports have an adhesive layer, we recommend that no lotions are used on the skin underneath the ACE™ Kinesiology Supports. For best adhesion we recommend you wash and dry your skin before using the Supports. When using sunscreen, we recommend that you apply it around the Support.
To properly remove the Support, lift gently and peel slowly. Do not pull off quickly or with force. For sensitive skin or when difficult to remove, rub vegetable oil or baby oil onto the top of the Support. Wait 5 minutes and then slowly remove.
The type of adhesive used on the Support cannot be repositioned once it has been applied to the skin nor can it be used more than once.
It depends on your healthcare plan. Check with your healthcare plan to find out how to spend your FSA/HSA dollars.
The Supports are designed to be worn for up to 3 days.
Yes. For best adhesion apply 60 minutes before exercising.
No, the Supports are not sterilized.
Yes, some wrinkles are OK. When applying, make sure you have good adhesion to the skin by rubbing down the entire surface, including the edges, to secure the Support.
No. We do not recommend the Supports be worn with or underneath a brace.
No. The Supports have an adhesive layer so we recommend that no creams or lotions are used.
Today we have ACE™ Kinesiology Supports for the elbow, shoulder and knee but, check back, we are always working on new products. Please see a variety of ACE™ Brand Health Support products designed for the wrist.
No, the ACE™ Kinesiology Supports are not made with materials which contain natural rubber latex.
Yes, the ACE™ Kinesiology Supports are made with an acrylate-based adhesive.
No, there are not any medications or drugs added to the Supports or their adhesive during manufacturing.
For best results store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place. Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures or high humidity.
It is made from a proprietary blend of unique materials that provides support and targeted pressure yet is conformable and lightweight. The Pressure Pad is not made with materials which contain natural rubber latex.
Yes, the ACE™ Kinesiology Supports are a Class 1 Medical Device.