How to apply Tape: Abdominals

Abdominal pain has many causes ranging from issues within the abdominal cavity itself, to tears or pains in the muscular structure surrounding the organs of the abdominal cavity.

Abdominal pain is most often caused by extreme twisting of the torso. This can happen while turning to look behind, playing contact sports wherein a force is exerted on the upper or lower half of the body, or any number of other traumas to the core.

Pain is general felt on the side of the abdomen and fairly localized. When the pain is felt deeply or radiating, it is a sign of a more serious internal issue.

KT Tape can help to relax sore muscles, relieve pressure off of swollen areas, and increase overall circulation to promote the healing process*. Often times the pain is minor and not threatening, but for more serious pain please consult a physician prior to any self-treatment. After a diagnosis has been made, you can use KT Tape to relieve the symptoms of abdominal pain and provide support to the muscular structure.

Application overview

Abdominal pain has many causes ranging from issues within the abdominal cavity itself, to tears or pains in the muscular structure surrounding the organs of the abdominal cavity.

What you need

2 strips of KT TAPE

Apple 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

how to apply tape to abdominals step 1

Lean to the side to stretch abdominal muscles.

how to apply tape to abdominals step 2

0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor a full strip of tape without stretch at a diagonal 5cm below the area of pain.

how to apply tape to abdominals step 3

25% STRETCH

APPLY: tape over the line of pain.

how to apply tape to abdominals step 4

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply last 5cm of tape without stretch.

how to apply tape to abdominals step 5

0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor a full strip adjacent to the first strip of tape.

how to apply tape to abdominals step 6

25% STRETCH

APPLY: Apply tape along the line of pain with 25% stretch.

how to apply tape to abdominals step 7

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply last two inches 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.