How to apply Tape: Back of Knee

These conditions have many causes ranging from genetic to overuse. In any case, continuing to engage in extensive physical activity without rest or treatment would exacerbate the problem.

Use this application to increase blood flow to the area and relieve the pressure. Increasing blood flow to the area and relieve the pressure. Increasing blood flow will help to reduce inflammation, and reducing the pressure will help with the pain and aid in avoiding compensation injuries*. As the pain subsides, light progressive stretching should be implemented along with massage.

Whatever the cause of your pain at the back of the knee, the effects of KT Tape will benefit you*. Use this application in combination with the full knee support application for maximum effect.

Application overview

Pain at the back of the knee can be caused by many issues including hamstring tendonitis, a baker’s cyst, popliteal tendonitis, and other conditions such as overuse, causing swelling or inflammation. KT Tape helps treat this condition by relaxing and supporting the muscles, reducing pressure in the area of pain, and increasing circulation.

What you need

2 full 25cm 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

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Stretch the back of the knee

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0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: A full strip 7cm below the lateral side of the back of the knee

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50% STRETCH

APPLY: Apply the tape around the point of pain with 50% stretch

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0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply the last 5cm of tape without stretch

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0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Repeat the previous step, applying the tape on the medial side of the leg

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50% STRETCH

APPLY: Apply the tape around the point of pain with 50% stretch on the tape

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0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply the last tow 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.