Supporting The Mechanics of Movement The McDavid Kinesiology Tape provides effective, do-it-yourself taping technology to aid in pain relief of areas like the knee, ankle, back, elbow, and wrist. Kinesiology tape works by lifting the skin and providing better circulation, which helps reduce swelling to promote faster healing. Taping can also help provide light support of joints that need to rest. Water and sweat resistant. May be worn for up to five days. Relieves general pain and swelling. Includes 20 Pre-Cut Strips. Application instructions are included in package.