Tape shoulders with kinesiology tape

Man doing push-ups and has a shoulder taped with kinesiology tape

The anatomical structure of the shoulder is very complex, which is mainly related to the everyday demands on this part of the body. Tensions and minor movement restrictions are therefore not uncommon. If you have long-lasting shoulder pain and limited mobility, you should first consult a doctor who can initiate treatment steps in good time in the event of a serious injury. If there is no serious injury, the use of kinesiology tape can help you to increase mobility and give more stability to your shoulder joint. Taping the shoulder is ideal for supporting sports.

  • Tape shoulder: Step 1

    Take the Y-tape and stick it on with the wide side just below the shoulder joint. Now run the two narrow kinesiology tape strips in an arc around the shoulder joint until they overlap above.

  • Tape shoulder: Step 2

    Take the first I-tape and affix it vertically and centrally over the shoulder. The length of the kinesiology tape strip can be selected so that the respective end points correspond to those of the Y-tape from the 1st step. For the taping of several strips on top of each other, it is advisable to use tapes with different colors.

  • Tape shoulder: Step 3

    Finally, you can take the last strip of kinesiology tape and stick it across the shoulder joint. Finally, rub the tape strips several times to activate the adhesive through the frictional heat and so that the full effect of the tape on the shoulder can unfold.

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Tips for using kinesiology tape

Round off the corners

Before taping, round off the edges with scissors so that the corners don't peel off so easily. You don't need to do this with pre-cut kinesiology tapes because the corners are already rounded

Stroke the tape several times

After you have applied the tape, rub the tape several times to activate the adhesive

Clean skin

Make sure your skin is dry and clean before taping.

It is advisable to shave the area beforehand when using it with thicker hair, so that the kinesiology tape holds better and it is easier to remove after use.

Creases on the tapes during use are normal

It is normal and intended that waves may form on the tape after application during muscle relaxation. These are even intended and are called convolutions.

To ensure the compatibility of the kinesiology tape with your skin, we recommend that you test a small piece of tape on the skin in advance and leave it there for about 30 minutes.

If you experience itching or an allergic reaction, remove the Kinesiology Tape and stop using it.

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