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How to apply tape: Full Knee Support

Knee pain can be caused by any number of issues. The kneecap, or patella, could be moving incorrectly. One or more meniscus may be torn, ruptured, or inflamed. There may be arthritis, plica, chondromalacia, or any number of issues with the bones that constitute the knee. The beauty of this application is the breadth of conditions it covers with its relatively simple effects of balancing the muscles effect on the knee and relieving pressure on the kneecap and its tendon.

Knee issues arise from equally as many causes. Muscle imbaalances, poor running form, misaligned hips or poor posture, poor nutrition, overtraining, compensation for another injury, hyperextension, arthritis, and blunt trauma to ligaments are just a few of the most common causes of knee pain. Common effective treatments among all of these conditions include increasing circulation, providing support, reducing pressure, and maintaining range of motion.

KT Tape serves all of these purposes without the downsides of bracing or wrapping. Common injuries such as runner’s knee or patella tendonitis, jumper’s knee, patella tracking, arthritis, meniscus tears, plica, patellofemoral pain, and general instability can all be best addressed by using the full knee support application*.

With this application you will get support, pain relief, and normal body mechanics without restricting motion or circulation like other treatments.
APPLICATION OVERVIEW
Knee pain can be caused by any number of issues. The kneecap, or patella, could be moving incorrectly. One or more meniscus may be torn, ruptured, or inflamed. There may be arthritis, plica, chrondomalacia, or any number of issues with the bones that constitute the knee. KT Tape helps treat any of these conditions by relieving pressure, providing stability, and improving muscle function in the knee.

What you need
3 strips of KT TAPE
2 full 25cm strips
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
Bend the knee at a 90 degree angle
80% STRETCH
Middle of half strip of tape under kneecap with 80% stretch.
0% STRETCH
Lay ends down without stretch (a second half strip can be added for additional support).
0% STRETCH
Anchor full strip 25cm above the kneecap.
25% STRETCH
Apply tape around outer edge of kneecap with 25% stretch.
50% STRETCH
Tape across lower knee with 50% stretch.
0% STRETCH
Lay last 5cm down without stretch.
0% STRETCH
Repeat steps for previous strip with second full strip, mirroring application on other side of knee.
0% STRETCH
Tape across lower knee with 50% stretch.
0% STRETCH
Lay last 5cm down 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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KT Tape is an elastic sports tape designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
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