You’ve probably seen professional athletes wearing colored tape on their backs, shoulders, shins and legs during a recent televised competition and wondered if these crazy-looking tape patterns really help with injuries. We’ve got you, let’s debunk a few of the most common KT Tape questions and help you find out what NOT to do when taping!
KT Tape is different than other types of athletic tape because it’s a stretchy, cotton-like kinesiology tape designed to help with pain relief from an injury by increasing circulation. KT Tapes also helps with recovery by providing lightweight support to the stretched and injured ligaments. There are many different ways KT Tape can help with injury relief. It helps support the knee cap tenderness most commonly seen in those having issues with “Runners Knee”. It also helps alleviate fallen arches in the foot and has helped those who experience shin splints from overuse. It adds preventative care as well, increasing circulation to sore and stiff muscles throughout the shoulders and joints. By supporting the muscles, KT Tape allows some of the pain to release and can help speed up the recovery process. KT Tape is helpful to those experiencing pain when doing all different types of exercise, but just remember that KT Tape doesn’t replace a doctors appointment! This is How to Properly Use Kinseo Tape.
Danica Newon is a running lover and a social media maven. You can follow her running and life adventures at chicrunner.com