KT Recovery+ patches are specially designed to reduce swelling & its accompanying pain from muscle injuries & inflammation. It improves & shortens recovery time as much as 50%. Recovery+patches work by microscopically lifting the skin away from the muscle & fascia below, which decompresses the area. This allows for improved circulation in the affected area while allowing faster removal of lymphatic fluid buildup caused by the injury. Specially woven design provides breathability and can be worn comfortably for up to 3 days.