- What is the scope of application of kinesiology tape?
Kinesiology taping is a quick and effective way to provide support to an area of the body in need, helping to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, and can also greatly protect the area before an injury occurs, preventing some injuries from occurring.
- Why should you use kinesiology tape on your knees?
Kinesiology Tape provides knee support without restricting mobility. Avoiding injuries like pulled muscles, and applying athletic skills tape to your knees can help with muscle imbalances, reduce pain, and limit inflammation. CKeep tapes can help with the following knee conditions including but not limited to.
- runner's knee
- patellar softening
- knee meniscus
According to the survey, about one in five runners will experience knee injuries. Surveys also show that approximately 80 percent of runners are injured each year.
Most injuries tend to affect the knees, feet, calves, shins, and ankles. Other limbs and areas, such as the thighs, hips, and back, are also prone to injury. We will explain this in other blog content.
- How to use kinesiology tape on the knee? (The knee here refers to the use of Out knee)
- Clean and dry the knee area first. Lotions and oils should also not be used, as they will prevent the tape from sticking to the skin.
- Trim unwanted hair. Fine hairs shouldn't be a problem, but hairs that are too dense will prevent the tape from sticking to the skin. And it will cause pain when detached from the muscle sticker.
- Take out the first piece of tape, make sure the knee is bent when patting, start from 10cm above the knee, wrap around the knee to the position below the patella, remove the backing paper of the tape, and stretch the end slightly downward.
- Do not touch the adhesive with your fingers, as it will make your fingers sticky. Run your finger over the wrapper to secure the tape.
- When stretching the tape, use the entire length of your thumb on the tape to stretch evenly.
- After applying the tape, rub your hands vigorously on the tape for a few seconds. Heat activates the glue. Intact adhesion usually takes about 20 minutes.
- A second piece of tape, in the other direction, starts 10cm above the knee and wraps around the knee to just below the patella.
- The third tape, fixed laterally at the patella. And make the two anchor points have a slight upward pull so that the third tape has an upward force.