100% synthetic microfibers for better aquatic performance
Latex free for sensitive skin
UltraLite elastic core for better support
Secondskin adhesive for use in extreme conditions
Reflective safety design for use in the dark
Precut "I" strips for easy handling; each is 25cm long
Includes 1 roll of 20 precut strips, protective travel case, KT TAPE sticker, and step-by-step application instructions
Is there a difference between colors?
There is NO difference between the colors- the colors are purely cosmetic. The adhesive is the same strength and it does not matter which color you use when applying. The reason we use more than one color in the instructions is to make it easy for people to see when there is more than one strip of tape.
How long will KT Tape stay on?
KT Tape will stay on for multiple days at a time. We recommend that you do not wear it for more than 7 days. Generally, the length of time it lasts depends on where the tape is applied. For example, when applying to a knee or foot which is naturally a harsh environment for tape, the tape will generally stay on for 3-4 days. For applications such as shoulders or back the tape will last much longer.
Should I wear it before a tennis match or practice?
If you have a known condition or if you need a little extra stability & support it’s always best to tape up before exercise as a preventative measure.
Will a 25cm strip work for every application?
25cm strips are used in approximately 90% of clinical applications. Most healthcare professionals rarely use longer lengths. Occasionally a shorter strip is needed. Cutting a 25cm strip in half meets these needs nicely.
Can I hurt myself if I apply it incorrectly?
Unlike some other sports injury related products (especially medications) it is hard to screw yourself up with KT Tape. Chances are the worst you will do by miss applying the product is it will do no help or harm.
Does KT Tape Help With Stress Fractures?
KT Tape is not a good solution for stress fractures. Seek medical attention if the tape does not provide immediate relief as it may be an indication of something serious like a fracture.
Do I need to shave before applying the tape?
In most cases it is not necessary to shave the skin before applying KT Tape. In fact in many instances some short hair actually can help with the adhesion as well as effectiveness of the product. If needed, we recommend trimming the hair rather than shaving it.
Can I apply KT Tape by myself?
YES! Healthcare professionals have been teaching patients how to apply the tape themselves for years. It’s very easy and generally only takes a couple tries to get comfortable taping yourself. Any of the lower extremity applications (knees, shins, Achilles tendonitis, plantar, ITBS) can be applied by yourself easily. You will need someone to help apply the neck, back, and shoulder apps.
How do I remove the tape?
Pull the tape off in the same direction as the hair; applying baby oil will help dissolve the adhesive for easy removal.
Can I apply KT Tape by myself?
Can I wear KT Tape under a brace ?