Medical tapes are a first aid essential typically used to hold wound dressings, IVs and tubing in place. The type of tape you choose depends on what your needs are. Transparent tape allows you to monitor the wound site. Waterproof tape holds tight in wet conditions. Cloth, cloth silk and surgical tape are stronger and often more heavy duty. Paper tape and sensitive skin tape are good choices for little kids and the elderly because they're gentler on fragile skin. Most tapes are easy-to-tear by hand so you can create a custom length and size, resulting in less waste and a better fit. Many medical tapes are also breathable and flexible.
Kinesiology tapes and sports tapes are different from medical tape because they're designed for athletes, physical therapy and rehab. One of our most popular kinesiology tapes is CURAD Performance Series Kinesiology Tape which comes in flexible 2" x 10" precut strips. One of our most popular sports tapes is CURAD Performance Series Sports Tape which comes in rolls of different colors and patterns, provides firm support and withstands water and sweat. Both types of tape can be used on arms, legs, knees, shoulders and torsos. CURAD Performance Series Foam Tape is designed to be used as a cushioning layer under sports tape to help protect skin from the chafing that sometimes occurs with sports tape.