What Is KT Tape®?
KT Tape® is an advanced brand of kinesiology tape. Kinesiology tape is often used by athletes, physical therapists, and fitness enthusiasts to help prevent or alleviate activity-related pain and discomfort. The adhesive that bind's KT Tape® to your skin is hypo-allergenic, latex-free and formulated to last through multiple days of continuous wear.
What Does KT Tape® Do?
KT Tape® helps stabilize joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments while allowing full range of motion. Many people use KT Tape® as a safe, natural way to manage pain and inflammation. KT Tape® products are also popular with men and women who want to reduce their risk of injury. The brand is trusted by many medical providers and often recommended for sprains, strains, tendonitis, arthritic joints and muscle tension.
How Does KT Tape® Work?
Even minor injuries to tendons, ligaments, joints or muscles can cause fluids to collect in soft tissues. While the resulting inflammation is part of the natural healing process, that fluid can cause a lot of pain and stiffness.Lingering inflammation can also slow your recovery. When applied correctly, KT Tape® products work by gently lifting the skin. That slight lifting action helps the layers of fascia below the skin's surface decompress. Many health care providers believed that decompressing this fibrous tissue helps accumulated fluids circulate more efficiently. As circulation improves, pain and inflammation subside.
How Do I Apply KT Tape®?
KT Tape® kinesiology tape is easy to apply, but you'll need to prepare your skin to ensure proper adhesion. First, trim any excess hair that could keep the tape from sticking to your skin. Then remove any lingering traces of skin oil, lotions or sunscreen with rubbing alcohol. KT Tape® should be applied to clean, dry skin at least 1 hour before working out or other strenuous activity. The protective backing makes it easy to adjust the width of each strip, and Every KT Tape® product comes with basic instructions.