WHAT KT TAPE IS
If you’re training for your first marathon, another Gold Medal, or just spectating with intensity, you already know that nothing slows you down faster than an injury.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO?
You could always load up on pain meds or just be content to sit on the sidelines but quitting isn’t an option and pain meds can be dangerous So maybe you try wearing a brace or wrapping it with athletic tape but those are restrictive, uncomfortable and make you look like…yeah…him.
A BETTER BRACE!
Fortunately, there’s an alternative that’s clinically proven, athlete tested, and used by millions of people world-wide. It’s called KT Tape. KT Tape is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and used to treat and prevent hundreds of common injuries such as knee pain, shin splints, and tennis elbow.
And KT Tape not only looks good, it provides 24 hour relief per application for days at a time and can be worn in water. Try that with a brace.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
Let’s say you just finished your favorite workout and now your lower back is killing you. KT Tape provides targeted pain relief by relieving pressure and increasing circulation to help speed recovery.
Or maybe the last time you went jogging you tweaked your knee and now it hurts to run or walk up the stairs. KT Tape provides stability and support for joints by providing an external layer of support around the joint. And it comes ready to apply right out of the box, already precut so you don’t have to worry about…yeah…that kind of stuff.
GO AHEAD PLAY HARDER.
KT Tape is made up of reinforced 100% cotton sheathes designed to provide durability and increased strength. These cotton sheathes are embedded into weft yarn to provide uni-directional elasticity- allowing the tape to stretch in length but preventing the tape from stretching in width. These fibers ensure KT Tape will provide stable support without restricting motion.
The Matrix is a mechanical mesh weave designed to provide precisely 140% bilinear elasticity along the length of the tape, and no elasticity in the tape’s width. 140% elasticity is critical because it is the same elasticity as human skin. By matching the exact elasticity in skin, and stretching lengthwise, KT Tape flexes and moves comfortably with the body’s tissue, releasing and recoiling like a rubber-band.
KT Tape’s unique Matrix Mesh also allows for moisture release which is critical for comfort and wear-ability. The more porous the tape’s weave, the better it releases moisture caused by sweating or being worn in the water. The design provides more breathability and release of moisture so that it is comfortable to wear for up to five days at a time without itching, irritation or reactions with the skin.
Second-skin Adhesion, Go ahead- beat it up, swim with it, wear it on your feet during sand volleyball, or your 100 mile mud run. When it comes to medical adhesive, stronger is not always better. The key to medical adhesive is stick and release: the adhesive must stay on, no matter how punishing the environment, but release when it’s peeled off without causing pain and bleeding. The KT Tape product design team spent hundreds of hours in R&D developing the perfect balance.
Here is how it works, KT Tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, strong, external support that helps to prevent injury and speed recovery. KT Tape works differently for different injuries. KT Tape can lift and support the knee cap, holding it in place for Runner’s Knee. KT Tape can support sagging muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the connective tissues for Plantar’s Fasciitis. And KT Tape can lift the stress off of shin splints to allow pain release and give the body a better opportunity to recover. Depending on how it is applied, KT Tape supports, enables, or restricts soft tissue and its movement. By stretching and recoiling like a rubber band, KT Tape augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, thereby protecting tissues from further injury.
By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.
KT Tape Pre-Cut Elastic Single Roll
16 ft. roll
Qty. 20 attached strips (size: 2 inches wide x 9.6 inches long)
KT Tape (Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape) - A revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries such as ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and more. Ultra-light, elastic, and strong, it is highly effective at providing pain relief, stability, support, and faster recovery for injured or sore muscles and joints-without sacrificing comfort or freedom of movement. Latex free and water resistant.
100% cotton fabric
Wear up to 5 day
Pain relief and support for muscles and joints
Correcting body mechanics
Assists lymphatic drainage
TAPE LIKE A PRO
Healthcare professionals have been teaching patients for years how to apply kinesiology tape themselves. Don’t be afraid to jump in and just go for it the first time you try and tape yourself. It generally takes 3 or 4 times to get comfortable with taping before you’ll be taping like the pro’s. Here are a few tips that will help:
- Make sure the skin is clean and dry, free from lotions/oils (suntan lotion, skin conditioner, topical treatments, etc). We’ve even found that some bath soaps have moisturizers in them that leave a residue behind, so if you want to play it safe just clean the skin with rubbing alcohol before applying.
- If applying KT Tape on a joint, be sure the joint is in a fully bent position. If the tape is applied over a knee or elbow in an extended position the tape will pull off as the joint is moved.
- Never stretch the first or the last of the tape on either end. The tape on the ends should be applied directly to the skin without stretching, otherwise it will pull up and will not stick.
- Lastly, be sure to set the adhesive by firmly rubbing the tape & make sure all the edges are down. For best results apply the tape 30 minutes before athletic activity
*Do not use KT Tape if you have been diagnosed with cancer as it may interfere with treatment and disease management strategies employed by your medical professionals.
*Do not use KT tape on abdominal applications if pregnant.
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