We’ve all seen it. The guy or the girl in the gym or running outdoors with tape running in all directions? Maybe you’ve seen them across the shoulder, around the knee cap, or on back of calves and wondered what is that stuff? It’s certainly not the ACE wrap we grew up with when I was injured. Does placing a piece of tape on you actually provide performance benefits?
K Tape is an elastic sports tape designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments*.
When an area of the body is injured through impact or over-use, the lymphatic fluid builds up causing inflammation and swelling. This accumulation of lymphatic fluids may cause increased pressure on muscles and tissue which can cause significant discomfort or pain*.
It is believed that when applied correctly, KT Tape lifts the skin, decompressing the layers of fascia, allowing for greater movement of lymphatic fluid which transports white blood cells throughout the body and removes waste products, cellular debris, and bacteria.
WHY USE IT?
It is believed that KT Tape helps in reducing pressure to the tissue, which may reduce discomfort or pain. In addition, it is also believed that correct taping can help provide support to muscles by helping the muscle to not over-extend or over-contract.
WHO SHOULD USE ATHLETIC TAPE?
Whether you are training for your first marathon, getting ready for your first game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, nothing slows you down more than pain and injury. KT Tape is light weight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for many common injuries. KT Tape provides pain relief and support* so you don’t have to slow down