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How to apply tape: Golfer's Elbow

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury of the inside portion of the elbow. The condition is similar to tendonitis and results in inflammation of the tendons as they attach to the bony protrusion of the inside elbow.

Among golfers, this condition is most prevalent at the beginning of the season or when there is a sudden increase in activity. Causes can include poor body mechanics, improperly fit equipment, and tightness in the muscles of the forearm. Any activity wherein the hand is turned out while gripping and striking puts the individual at risk of developing golfer’s elbow.

Pain is felt on the inside portion of the elbow and often radiates down the inside of the forearm and sometimes into the hand. The pain is made worse when gripping and can range from slight to excruciating.

The condition usually goes away over time with rest. By relieving pressure, relaxing the associated muscles, and increasing circulation, KT Tape will be help in speeding that process and managing the pain so you can remain active*. Remember to ice after activity and lightly massage and stretch the muscles of the forearm as well.
APPLICATION OVERVIEW
Golfer’s elbow is a common overuse injury of the inside portion of the elbow. Causes of golfer’s elbow may include overuse or gripping objects too tightly for long periods of time. KT Tape can relieve pain by reducing pressure, relaxing muscles, and increasing circulation.
What you need
2 strips of KT TAPE
1 full 25cm strip
1 full 25cm strip cut in half
Apply before activity
Apply one hour before beginning activity
Clean skin
Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area
Activate adhesive
After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive
Body position
Hold elbow out at a 90 degree angle.
80% STRETCH
Anchor the middle of a half strip of tape over the point of pain with 80% stretch.
0% STRETCH
Lay ends down without stretch.
80% STRETCH
Anchor a second half strip in an X pattern over the first strip with 80% stretch in middle of tape.
0% STRETCH
 Lay ends down without stretch.
0% STRETCH
Anchor a full strip 7cm above the elbow.
25% STRETCH
Apply tape around the point of the elbow and up the forearm with 25% stretch.
0% STRETCH
Apply the last 5cm of tape without stretch.
CAUTION: If you have skin sensitivities, cancer, or are pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or sore. KT TAPE® is not a replacement for professional medical care. Warranties and remedies limited to product replacement cost. READ ALL CAUTIONS ON ENCLOSED INSTRUCTION SHEET PRIOR TO USE.
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