How to apply Tape: Osgood Schlatter

Osgood-Schlatter’s is a condition that often times shows up in young people who are growing very quickly. The point of pain is typically on the tibial tuberosity, or the bump just below the knee.

This pain is caused by the patella tendon, the tendon that runs from the kneecap to the tibial tuberosity, starting to separate or pull away from the tibial tuberosity. This creates inflammation and results in varying degrees of pain. With age this condition will typically go away – but not always.

During the years of rapid growth and beyond, KT Tape can help relieve the symptoms as well as speed recovery*. Combine icing after activity and small bouts of rest to further relieve symptoms.

Application overview

Osgood-Schlatter’s is a condition that often times shows up in young people who are growing very quickly. The point of pain is typically on the tibial tuberosity, or the bump just below the knee. KT Tape helps relieve pressure to reduce pain and may increase circulation.

What you need

1 full 25cm strip of KT Tape cut in half

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 for osgood schlatter step 1

Bend the knee at 90 degrees.

how to apply tape for osgood schlatter step 2

80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor the middle of a half strip of tape diagonally over the point of pain with 80% stretch.

how to apply tape for osgood schlatter step 3

0% STRETCH

APPLY: Apply ends of tape without stretch.

how to apply tape for osgood schlatter step 4

80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor the middle of a second half strip across the first strip to form an X pattern over the point of pain with 80% stretch.

how to apply tape for osgood schlatter step 5

0% STRETCH

APPLY: Apply the ends 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.