What is KT Tape?
KT Tape refers to Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape. It is an elastic, strong athletic tape. It reduces the muscle pain, enhances athletic performance and increases mobility. It is easy to apply as it is pre-cut. KT Tape provides support and relief for joints and muscles and can also be used to treat or prevent many sports injuries.
How long does KT Tape stay on?
It can stay on for multiple days but you should not wear a strip of KT Tape for more than 5 days. Typically, the stay-on time depends on the area where tape is applied. For example, the tape stays on for 2 to 3 days when on the knee or foot, whereas on shoulder or back the tape lasts much longer.
How does it Work?
When applied along muscles, tendons and ligaments, it provides lightweight, strong, external support helping to speed up recovery and prevent injury. It is so diverse that it can relieve connective tissues, support and lift the knee cap, and sagging muscles.
Can I Benefit from KT Tape ?
KT Tape can help relieve pain caused by various injuries, including but not limited to:
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Ankle sprains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How to Apply KT Tape by own?
It can be easily applied on the clean, dry skin by using suitable taping technique. It is necessary to make sure that adhesive perfectly touches the skin as the adhesive is key component of KT Tape. After applying the tape to the skin rub the tape to activate the adhesive.
How to remove the KT Tape by own?
Remove the tape in the direction of hair growth. You may apply olive oil or baby oil to dissolve the adhesive for easy removal. But remember that adhesive is activated by heat so heat is not helpful for removal.