Medical taping is widely used by athletes, but can be valuable to non-athletes as well. This type of taping uses an elastic tape to support muscles, tendons, and joints without restricting their movement. By treating the affected structures in this way, the body's own healing process is activated. The tape is an elastic, cotton tape with a hypo-allergenic adhesive. The tape is 140% elastic, comparable to the elasticity of skin. The tape can be worn for several days and is waterproof.