Knee taping with kinesiology tape
Knee taping as ideal support for sports
Our knees are constantly exposed to stress in everyday life, which is intensified by sporting activity or a predominantly sedentary job and can lead to knee pain. This restricts the freedom of movement of the knee joint and the motivation to do sport despite the pain also decreases. With kinesiology tape, you can give your knee the stability it needs without restricting its mobility too much, so that you can pursue your passion for sport. Note: In case of knee pain, you should first consult a doctor who can determine the cause of the injury.
Our kinesiology tape recommendations
You need these types of kinesiology tape for knee taping
As kinesiology tape is suitable for a variety of applications on different parts of the body, some applications require the tape strips to be cut to size. In this instruction for knee taping, you have to cut the kinesiology tape to fit the shape of the knee and knee joint. You can choose the colours of the kinesiology tape according to your taste.
Our kinesiology tapes are uncut on a roll and can therefore be cut individually. As a guideline for the I and Y tapes, we recommend 25 cm long tape strips. For some applications, e.g. on the wrist, you can also use shorter tape strips. Some applications require the tape bandage to be applied with tension.
Knee taping: Step 1
Stick the first Y-Tape with the wide side above the knee joint and stick the two narrow strips a little more generously in an arc around the kneecap.
Knee taping: Step 2
Take the second Y-Tape and start with the wide side below the knee. The two narrow strips are taped around the kneecap in the same way as before, but this time a little tighter so that the adhesive surface is on the skin and not on the other Y-Tape. For taping several strips on top of each other, it is recommended to use tapes with different colours.
Knee taping: Step 3
Take the last strip of kinesiology tape and apply it across the kneecap. Finally, rub the tape bandage several times to activate the adhesive through the frictional heat and so that the full effect of the tapes can unfold.
Tips before application on the knee
- Make sure your skin around your knee is dry and clean before taping.
- Round off the edges with scissors before taping so that the corners do not peel off so quickly. Taping the knee with kinesiology tape can be done without additional help from anyone else.
- After you have applied the tape to the knee, rub the tape several times to activate the adhesive.
- It is normal and also intended that waves form on the tape after application during muscle relaxation. These are even intentional and are called convolutions. They occur, for example, when stretching the knees on the tape.
Benefits of kinesiology tape
Due to many positive testimonials from patients, kinesiology tape is also frequently used by physiotherapists. In addition to the minimal possible side effects when used correctly, it helps a number of patients with knee pain or injuries to the kneecap. This is what distinguishes the tape bandage in different colours:
- Waterproof and breathable, you can also shower and swim with it.
- Skin-friendly, as acrylic adhesive is used for the adhesive surface, which allows it to be used for days.
- In the case of knee injuries and knee complaints, the supporting and stabilising effect of the tape can enable a more comfortable movement, e.g. to do sports.
- Due to the elasticity of the tape, the tension can be varied during application and adapted to the needs of the body part.