how to use kinesiology tape？
Kinesiology tape is a very soft and elastic skin tape used to support muscles and joints during physical activity, and also for pain relief and underlying ailments after muscle tension, such as foot fasciitis, Tenosynovitis, tennis elbow, etc. Here are some general guidelines on how to use kinesiology tape:
Clean the skin: Before applying the kinesiology tape, you can wipe the area to be pasted with warm water. It is best not to use cold water, which will irritate the skin. You can also wash the area with soap or body wash to better remove dirt and oil from the surface. After washing, the skin will be more sticky and not easy to fall off.
Measuring Tape: Measure the length of tape needed to cover the area to be supported by the tape. Cut the tape to the appropriate length. If you don’t want to cut it, you can order our company’s pre-cut kinesiology tape, which has various shapes and sizes, and you can also choose the appropriate size according to your needs. Different parts require different sizes and shapes.
Rounded edges: If you bought regular kinesiology tape, you will need to cut off the corners of the tape to make them rounded. This helps prevent the tape from peeling and curling.
Apply Tape: Apply tape to skin with gentle pressure. Make sure not to stretch the tape too much, as this can cause discomfort and restrict movement.
Smooth out the tape: Use your fingers to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles in the tape.
Activate the adhesive: Gently rub the tape to activate the adhesive. This helps the tape adhere better to the skin.
Remove Tape: To remove tape, gently pull in the direction of hair growth. Do not pull off the tape quickly or too hard, or you will experience excruciating pain! ! !
Kinesiology tape can be used to support many different parts of the body, including shoulders, back, knees and ankles. It can also be used to help relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation. If you have any concerns or questions about using kinesiology tape, it is best to consult a healthcare professional.
how to kinesiology tape a knee
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to stick your knees with kinesiology:
To clean the skin: generally wipe with warm water.
Measuring Tape: Measure the length of tape you need to wrap around your knee. Cut the tape to the appropriate length. You can also buy pre-cut kinesiology tape directly.
Rounded edges: Cut the right angles of ordinary tape into rounded corners, if it is pre-cut kinesiology tape, you don’t need to cut it, which helps prevent the tape from peeling and curling.
Positioning the knee: Place the knee at a 90-degree angle with the leg bent.
Applying the Anchor: Apply the anchor of the tape to the skin above the kneecap. Make sure to leave a little slack in the tape.
Applying the first tape: Apply the first tape from the anchor and wrap it around the knee, just below the kneecap. Use light pressure when applying the tape.
Apply the second tape: Apply the second tape in the opposite direction, wrapping it around the knee, just above the kneecap. Use light pressure when applying the tape.
Applying the Third Strip: Apply the third strip of tape diagonally, starting just above the anchor and wrapping down around the kneecap.
Applying the Fourth Strip: Apply a fourth strip of tape diagonally in the opposite direction, starting just below the anchor point and wrapping it around the kneecap.
RUB TAPE: Gently rub the tape to activate the adhesive. This helps the tape adhere better to the skin.
Check for comfort: Check to make sure the tape is not too tight and fits snugly. You should be able to move your knee without restriction.