KT Tape: 10+ ways to use and love it for relief, recovery, and support + KT Tape Giveaway!

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Many moms, and especially those who may be just getting into fitness, have a false assumption that KT Tape is only for professional athletes, but the truth is, it’s for ANYONE who moves. That means me and you! So, listen up ladies with moving bodies. When your body is overused or injured (aka what happens when you’re on the go all the dang time), your lymphatic fluids build up.

Ever noticed how sometimes you feel inflammation, swelling, or uncomfortable pressure on your muscles? That’s the fluid, you guys! The truth is, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to have that uncomfortable feeling, and you don’t need to be a professional athlete to get relief from it. Here’s where KT Tape comes in. And if you’re already asking yourself, “Heidi, do I need this?” The answer is yes!

Here are some basic ways I’m using it (and scroll down for specifics):

  • Alleviate knee pain. This is a biggie. Because KT Tape is targeted towards soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), it actually creates a cradle for your knee cap by taking pressure off your surrounding tendons.
  • Alleviate back pain. It’s especially great for pregnant women, moms lifting their kiddos, and anyone with back pain.
  • Desk bound? Support those painful carpal tunnel wrists.
  • On your feet a lot? Get relief from that dang painful foot pain (plantar fasciatiis)
  • Poor posture? Yup, it works for that too!

The list could go on because KT Tape is magical. The high-quality adhesive works by lifting the skin and decompressing the layers of fascia (a thin casing of connective tissues that surrounds and holds your muscles) so that the lymphatic fluid can move more easily instead of building up. When you think about it, it’s pretty genius, and it’s easy to use.

Plus, if you mess it up, you won’t hurt yourself. It’s just a piece of tape. You can customize and target your pain points by placing or removing it depending on where your pain is. The best part is that it’s so lightweight that it moves easily and doesn’t restrict your movement at all. It’s so comfortable you won’t even notice it’s there.

Bonus: If you have sensitive skin, you can still use it, just don’t pull it as taught when you’re placing it on your skin. It’s latex-free, and there’s a gentle tape version that’s 100% cotton, so it releases from the skin more easily.

Some of my favorite KT products featured here:

KT Recovery+ Ice/Heat Massage Ball, KT Tape Pro Extreme (water resistant), KT Original Cotton (great for sensitive skin), KT Recovery Pain Relief Gel Roll-On, and KT Blister Prevention Pads.

And before we get into the good stuff, here’s the really good stuff: scroll down to the bottom for details on how to win some KT Tape goodies for you and your family!

Top Everyday Ways Anyone Can Use KT Tape

Before we dig into the different ways I’m using it, I have some true-and-tried top taping tips (say that three times fast) that you’ll want to know before you even get started in order for your taping to be most effective. First, remember to trim your tape so it has rounded edges. The sharp edges will catch on clothing. After you cut your strip to the desired length, don’t peel it from the edges. You want to rip the backing paper in the middle of the strip so you don’t have to touch the adhesive. By ripping it in the middle, then folding and creasing the edges, you’ll have edges to grab on to. And most importantly: Clean your skin of any lotions, oils, etc., with a skin prep wipe or rubbing alcohol first! This will help the tape stay on your skin for up to 7 days. Some KT Tape is even waterproof. Perfect for summertime when the kids are jumping in and out of pools, sprinklers, and wherever the heck else they can cool off in AZ.

With all of these amazing ways to use KT Tape, it’s important to also think about how tight you should tape. If you’re thinking, the tighter the tape, the more support you’ll have, that’s not necessarily the case. The looser the tape, the longer it will last on your skin. You also want to consider the area you’re taping:

  • If you’re taping a joint, it should be a light stretch.
  • If you’re taping a muscle, it can be a more moderate stretch.

Now, on to the fun stuff. Here are the top everyday ways you can use KT Tape to alleviate pain and prevent injury.

Add support to weak zones: Tape your knees

Knee pain is THE most common issue that I was asked about when I first started using KT Tape. It’s no secret that I’ve been through my fair share of knee injuries, so taping is now a key part of my routine. Taping your knee is targeted towards the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments), and it can also:

  • Create blood flow
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Decrease pain

When done properly, the tape creates a cradle for the kneecap, taking pressure off the patella tendon/ACL/MCL/PCL (hello, and yes, please!). It creates the same support as a brace, but it’s even more effective since it is attached to your skin.

Here are three ways to tape your knees:

Alleviate lower back pain

Back pain is oh, so common. It can happen from occupational posture, obesity, and even depression. Think about how often in you’re life you’ve had anything from acute to chronic back pain. It’s actually one of the leading causes for activity limitation and work absence. What I love about KT Tape is it can help alleviate lower back pain, but it can also help prevent injury when you’re lifting heavy in the gym.

Click here to see how to tape your lower back

Here are two ways I’ve experienced back pain:

  • Pregnancy: As your body changes from pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts. The shift in posture can cause lower back pain. Not to mention any nursing mom knows that back pain can be a real issue. This is partly due to posture, but it’s also due to the way you’re utilizing your body as a lever, putting pressure on the lower back. By taping your back during pregnancy and while nursing, you’re adding some additional support and alleviating the inflammation that may exist. Of course, you should always consult with your doctor throughout your pregnancy before making any changes to your routine.
  • Heavy lifting (provides extra support): Here’s the thing: KT Tape isn’t going to turn you into the hulk, but it will provide you with extra support when you’re lifting heavy in the gym or lifting heavy things at home…like your kids! KT Tape relieves pressure and pain, but it can also provide proprioceptive support.

Relieve carpal tunnel + wrist pain

As more people work from home, they may not be focused on the ergonomic designs of their work space. Instead, you’re probably drawn more to the shape, shade, and overlook of that cute thing you saw while browsing the internet. Your desk might be cute, but I bet your wrists hurt. A neutral wrist is best, so anything that causes your wrist to constantly flex and extend can cause carpal tunnel. Think typing on a small laptop or sitting at a desk/chair combo that is not set at the appropriate height.

Click here for the full KT Carpal Tunnel Taping Video

With carpal tunnel, the tunnel space narrows, which restricts the overused nerve, a result from the constant wrist movement. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist and forearm. When taped properly, KT Tape can reduce inflammation and swelling, and it can help support the wrist too. To tape for carpel tunnel and wrist pain, you want to put one full strip along the forearm, and then one 1/2 strip crossing where you need extra support.

Help + prevent foot pain/plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is inflammation of the tissue that connects the heel to your toes, and if you’ve ever had it, you know it can be pretty dang painful. It is very prominent in the running community, but it can also happen over time if you have flat feet, a super high arch, or an abnormal walking pattern that doesn’t allow you to distribute your weight when you’re standing. Even if you don’t have PF but you’re on your feet all day (nurse, mom, etc.), you can use this taping technique for extra support to help prevent this overuse injury.

Click here for full directions and photos on how to tape for foot pain

KT helps by offering support to the irritated tissue and allowing it to rest. I would recommend taping the night BEFORE a run, because it actually takes care of business even while sleeping, stimulates blood flow, and gives the tape time to adhere properly to your skin. And by alleviating some of the pain, you’ll sleep better too. Sleep is king for this queen, so that’s a win-win in my book!

Help with shoulder/posture issues

Let’s talk more about proprioceptive support. The proprioceptive system is complex, but the simplest way to describe it is it’s what gives us a sense of body awareness. I like to call it “cueing my brain,” and I actually lift with a weight belt to cue my brain to engage my core.

Click here for shoulder taping tips

KT Tape does the same thing in terms of cueing, and taping in and of itself will cue your mind and help keep it aware of your posture. Plus, it can help stabilize your shoulders. For all of us who feel slumped over from time to time, KT Tape has got your back and your shoulders. πŸ˜‰

Speed up healing and recovery time

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain you feel about 1-2 days after a workout. You know what I’m talking about! It’s the necessary evil as we challenge our bodies, but there are ways to speed this up. A new study found that taping speeds up muscle recovery from soreness. If that’s not enough reason to tape, I don’t know what is! Less days being sore? Yes, please!

Speaking of recovery and muscle soreness, you know I love foam rolling, and I have blogged about it for years. Adding taping to your routine is the cherry on top. You can stretch, roll, and tape all at the same time (in conjunction). Ok, maybe not at the exact same time, but you get it, you multi-tasking moms. πŸ˜‰

What’s my absolute favorite way to use tape after all these years of injury and using my body? To help support my body during my workouts. So, to get the most benefits, I tape before I go to sleep so the tape has time to adhere before my morning workout. Think about it like sunscreen: You apply sunscreen before you go swimming so it has time to absorb, and it’s the same with KT Tape. Apply it before you’ll need it to work its magic.

KT Tape Giveaway!

Since I truly believe every person needs KT Tape in their life, and since I really wish I had been using it sooner, I’m doing a KT Tape giveaway! FOUR lucky winners will get a KT bundle:

Enter to win by doing both of the following:

  • Like my most recent Instagram or Facebook giveaway post and tag a friend!
  • Comment below with what you’re most excited about when it comes to trying KT Tape. I mean, the possibilities are endless, you guys!

Giveaway ends 3/29/2021 midnight PST, and the winners will be announced on 3/30/2021.

Now, happy taping! And yes, it’s ok to become a KT mummy. It’s all in the name of recovery, right? πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see what you guys do with the tape and how much it will help each and every person out there! We all need a little more self-love and care! Thank you, again, KT Tape, for these amazing products that are helping so many people, and for sponsoring this post!

xo,

Related reading:

Stretch It Out: Why Stretching Is Important
7 Workout Moves You’re Doing Wrong
Deep Tissue Massage Ball for Myofascial Release || What, Why, and How + Top Exercises
10 Foam Rolling Exercises, Stretches, and Mobility Movements
Injuries Are Not Excuses!

180 Responses

  1. Oh how I needed to see this before your drawing ended! But thankful for it as a much needed resource. I’d requested some things from our public library praying I’ll have access to it too. BTW I’m always wanting to use the nude/ beige colored K tape & wonder why other bold colors are what’s easily found. Did you know why different colors were even made? (I can’t believe I’m the only one preferring to avoid others seeing bold colored K TAPE on me. )

  2. My hubs has really bad knees, and I have a crap shoulder! Excited to use KT tape and see if there?s any help!

  3. Wow this would be amazing for my son with the recent ankle injury he had!! Myself for my knees and wrists! To have a medicine free way to be pain free is so wonderful and the only way to go!! Thank you for showing this and sharing wonderful things like this.

  4. I would love this for my knee!! I just got back into running and I absolutely love the way I feel when I run. I have a goal to run 6 miles, but right now I?m not in the best shape and can do about 2. This would be amazing to help with my knee and keep me going to reach those 6 miles! ??

    1. I am needing this for my entire family! ? I have 3 daughters in youth sports, I do Insanity and we had just started Orangetheory in February.

      However, I slipped 4 weeks ago and broke my ankle & foot. I feel like once I?m ready to work out I?m going to need to wrap my entire ankle/foot in this tape!

  5. I have honestly never thought about using KT Tape! I am soo excited to try on my back and all my other pain points ??. I?m stoked.

  6. Will the KT Tape help me with my TFL? It?s affecting my whole right quad, and right hip and Sa or Si. My chiropractor only had some other tape that lasts 2/3 days.

    1. I?m excited to be able to work out again. As a tired teacher this is definitely something that would help my back and knee pain!

    1. Excited to try this! My PT used tip tape my knee but now I totally feel like I can also!

  7. I?m excited to learn about taping to help my plantar fasciitis! I work in healthcare and am on my feet for so many hours, no matter the shoe, I end up with such pain. Hoping this may be my answer!

  8. I?m excited to learn more about taping for lower back pain/Sacroiliac issues – also for my quads and muscle strains

  9. As a firefighter/paramedic of 30 plus years, our jobs take a toll on our bodies! Most excited to now have the availability to use this technique at home with trusted products and guidance! Saving my body and supporting certain areas, helping protect it from stress and injuries, so I can continue to save lives!

  10. Oh wow! It sounds like the perfect solution for protecting and caring for my back and legs. I work on my feet all day taking care of 2 wonderful babies, 6 and 8 months old. Both are on percentile 98! ???

  11. I need to try this for posture support. I had surgery this last summer to push out my sternum and I?m still working to gain the muscle support to stand straight. Thanks for introducing such helpful products

  12. I am a former professional athlete. I am nearly 60 years old now. I have a bad lower back, and am awaiting possible knee replacement surgery. I am doing sports medicine PT, and would love to try the KTape. If there is a way for me to win some, I’m in. thank you for this information, I found it useful for moving forward.

    1. Can?t wait to use Ktape on my shoulders & lower back to strengthen & support me when I lift & feeling like I?m on top of the works because now I can handle anything ???

    1. KT tape is very effective for my shoulder. Never would have thought that tape would actually help me.

  13. I’m excited to try it to help my knees! I’ve torn my ACLs five times and finally stopped doing surgery. So I’m ACL-less! Plus, being a mom of three, every little bit helps!

  14. I?ve used KT tape for a knee injury and this was everything!!! I didn?t know I could use this for my planters fasciitis so I?m excited to try this out! Thanks for all the great info Heidi!

  15. Oh my gosh my shoulder has been having issues and I didn?t know you could do lower back??? Mind blown!!

  16. Absolutely would LOVE to try taping as I have begun my weight lifting journey at 39! Ha! I have been lifting my 3 boys for the last decade, and now on to ‘official’ weights! The pain game is real! Thank you so much for the informative blog and for always being a bright light in any day! ?

  17. I would love to try the KT bands both for myself, an avid everyday worker outer ?. More common sore spots are knees and lower back, shoulder today! And more my 3 boy ballers at home. These pitchers needs these for there arms! Just taught the middle guy, 11, how to foam role last night, but these bands would surely help with this extra sole leg muscles. When your nickname is ?Wheels? from running the bases at record speed it happens!
    Thanks Heidi for sharing such a cool brand/ products!

  18. My knee and hip pain have been stopping me from working out some days. Looking forward to some support and relief!

  19. I love to workout but lately my lower back has been rough on me. Partly my age (47) and also what I do for a living causes for a crazy mix. I would love to see how this could help in those areas back, knee, shoulders and wrists lol I?m a mess πŸ™‚

  20. I have worked with chronic pain on myself and supported others through their chronic pain for over 20 years. I?m most excited to learn a new non invasive pain relief technique to support relief from chronic pain!

    1. I’d love to tape my knee for riding Peloton. And my husband strains his back often at work(painting houses).

  21. I am so excited!I have lost 45 lbs through strength training. I train 4-6 times a week and my body feels it sometimes. Excited to try this!

  22. Have an issue with my shoulder blade that taping might help! Excited to try the new KT tape, and hope it stays on longer than the original I?ve tried!

  23. I need this again in my life for my low back pain. Still actively on the road to recovery. But KT tape allows for more freedom with movement and less pain! So many fun colours!

  24. I am so excited to try KT tape! I am a healthcare professional and need a little extra help with foot and back pain.

  25. I have chronic lower back pain from S1 joint dysfunction so THAT would be amazing to try! And my kiddo plays high school football both OF and DF and never comes off that field so it would be great to see if taping him up helps! We have the roller ball that KT makes and it?s amazing!

  26. Need this for all the things! In my early 40s and just getting into consistent fitness after giving birth to three boys (including a set of twins) who are very active. I need all the support I can get!!!

  27. I am going to try this. I have trouble with my right knee when I lean on it. I?m hoping this will help. Thank you for sharing. ?

  28. Okay so I?ve used KT Tape before ? 6 years ago when I was pregnant and tweaked my calf running. It was a miracle worker but since I never took the time to learn how to put it on myself, I never used it again ? I would love to start using it again especially for knee/calf/IT troubles that I tend to get from running!!

  29. Hairdresser over here! Excited to try this! With such a physical job there is always an ache or pain. A relief solution sounds amazing.

  30. I am currently recovering from my 2nd ACL surgery. I would love to try taping as a way to help me recover as well as gain my physical strength. I turn 40 this year and my goal is to be in the best shape of my life. I am an athlete and love to workout and challenge my body. I would love these products to help me in my recovery as well as part of my health and fitness routine once I recover.

  31. As an old man(almost 43) with knee issues, I may be crazy for deciding to try to run a marathon. Taping may provide support needed to get me over that finish line.

    1. This post came just at the right time! ? I have multiple areas I could use this, especially while working out. IT band, sciatica, tendon pain in my hand, the possibilities are endless. I remember using it in high-school…time for a reunion!

    1. This is going to be a wrap!!!!! Cannot wait to try for knee pain and shoulder pain

  32. Oh my gosh. I have had knee pain on the inside of my knee and couldn?t figure out what the issue was. You mentioned bursitis pain in the same place I have it and a little in my upper inner calf. I am getting KT tape today. I have been trying to get back into running (I am turning 50 in September) so I?m praying this helps. I miss not being able to go out and enjoy some me time. Thanks for the information and you look great!

  33. When I was in high school I began the journey of physical therapy for iliotibial band syndrome and tendonitis in both legs and knees – typically an athlete injury, yet I just so happen to be the least athletic person ? I do PT on my own now but I would get KT tape during my PT sessions and it would be my favorite part. I?d love to use it more on my own!

  34. Interesting read. I have rheumatoid arthritis, had two quadricep tendon tears with four additional knee surgeries and PF in my right foot. So many ways that the tape could be used but I would probably start with figuring out how I could use it for the RA joint pain in my hands.

    1. Orange Theory girl here. Lower back and mostly right and left tendonitis in my elbows. Need to try this! πŸ™‚

  35. I’m looking forward to continue my favorite sports activities thanks to the pain relief with KT tape! πŸ™‚

  36. Ah! Plantar Fasciitis!?! That?s where I?ll start for my husband! Then I?ll put some on my lower back and on my left hip with lovely bursitis! And did someone say they use it for pregnancy? That?s amazing!!

    1. I really want to try taping for knee pain but I love the idea I can use it for post work out pain too!!!

  37. I have low back pain and knee pain so those would be the places I?m most excited to try KT tape on. If it can help reduce my low back pain that would be amazing.

  38. I?m excited to use on my upper back. I?m currently still breastfeeding my 9 month old. And I?d love to use for my low back and hip.

  39. I?m excited to try for pain relief for myself, as well as for my husband who deals with chronic pain after an organ transplant but still tries to give 100 to his health. What a wonderful product!

  40. The most exciting thing about winning some KT tape is being able to workout like a she beast in light of my aches and pains. I dislocated the second toe of my left foot and I went from jogging 5-10 miles to not being able to run 1. If my toe becomes too inflamed, my toe will pop out of place. This tape will may help relieve the pain and help my toe feel secure. I?m getting an MRI to verify any other underlying problems. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. Best Regards:) ?

  41. Can?t wait to try out this tape to speed up recovery time! Seems easy enough to use with quick results! So pumped!

  42. I have gained a lot of weight while healing from a knee injury. Some extra support to get my booty back walking would b great!!

  43. What I am most excited about is having enough wonderful tapes to learn different strip techniques for all parts of the body. I know a few. Plus to look nice and colorful ???

  44. I recently started using it on my back and I am amazed! I always tell friends about it.

  45. 35 years old and I was just at the dr this week for pain in my knee! I?m anxious to give KT Tape a try and see if it helps out my knee! My husband has a partial tear in his rotator cuff and is currently going through physical therapy. The PT suggested KT tape to help and my husband said he noticed a difference! Thank you for sharing all the tips and tricks!

  46. I would love to win this! My teenage daughter is dealing with knee bursitis right now and I would love to try taping her knee. My husband he?s also having problems with his Achilles? tendon and it would be interesting to try to tape that.

  47. So excited to try this for my plantar fasciitis and oft-sprained ankles! I struggle with finding a consistent routine that works, and spend so much time frustrated that I can?t hit my target workouts (or mom duties) because of persistent re-injury.

    1. I am getting older. Some days it’s the knees, some days its the wrists! Thank you so much for helping People!

  48. I would be so excited to win this giveaway because my ankle and knee hurt so bad while I?m working out. I always wanted to try taping but never have, so it will be amazing to get to finally try it out. ?

  49. I?ve had 8 knee surgeries from one volleyball injury. I?m looking for any type of pain relief that can help keep my knee pain free!!! So excited to try KT tape

    1. I can?t wait to learn more about taping ! I?ve had back issues since I was 14. I also have a very physical job that has caused me to have injuries in my back , arms , shoulders and knees .

  50. This is so helpful! I?ll be sharing it with my son and daughter as they both often need tape! With a competitive cheerleader and a High school wrestler they both put their bodies through a lot and it would be so awesome to win these things as I?m always purchasing tape.

  51. I am convinced! I am going to try this on my knees. They are inflamed when I do too much. Hoping tape will help!

  52. Running with posterior tibial tendonitis can sometimes be unbearable. Running pain free would be amazing!!!

  53. I don?t know where to start! I have used KT Tape for shin splints. I?m currently having some pain in my shoulder. I?m also increasing my fitness routing, so I am sure that it will come in handy!

  54. I?ve been having a lot of knee pain which makes ?Leg Day? my least favorite. I?ve tried many knee braces but they don?t stay put. I was just telling a friend that I think I need to give KT tape a try. Thanks for all this helpful information.

  55. Where do I even begin?! Since my accident back in 2008, I?ve been dealing with sciatica back pain. And because I?m over weight I have a lot of joint pain in my knees and ankles. I?ve also been having pain in my right arm. I would absolutely love to give this a shot and hopefully find some relief.

  56. I had muscle scraping done to my upper back and then used KT tape a few years back. Since I broke my ankle a couple months ago & have just gotten back to doing leg workouts, I bet KT tape would help for sure!

  57. KT tape has saved my knee on a few runs! How did you learn how to tape? I need to expand my skills! I?m excited to use it more often to mitigate my pain.

  58. This would be great as I have high level softball players and wrestlers in my house that could use a little help.

  59. I just started using and the knee tutorial was great! Going to try all your little tips but need to win that tape to do it?

  60. Girl, I hit 40 this year and the body feels like it?s falling apart! Not to mention the lupus and RA pain. I?d use every last inch!

  61. I love the thought of using it on myself. The pain that I have everyday sometimes makes it that I can’t enjoy my day with my children. Here’s to relief help.

  62. I stumbled upon this video quite by accident and got excited. I have lower back pain that?s debilitating. But more than the pain in my back I broke my wrist three weeks ago so I am excited to try this after the cast comes off!!!

  63. Training for my FIRST half marathon! Momma of 3 and have dealt with so much knee and sciatic pain…never an excuse though?? Bound and determined to show my girls we don?t give up ??

  64. I really need some of this. I had back surgery 7 years ago and have been feeling a lot of pain lately in my lower back. The doctors just want to do cortisone shots which did not help me in the past so I deal with the pain. I also have some really bad feet pain and feel like this may help a lot.

    1. I’m really curious about this because I have plantar fasciitis and am trying to improve posture, so this seems really interesting!

  65. I am so excited to try this on my outter calf muscles!! They are the biggest and tightest muscles on my body. Haha I don’t know how to stretch the outter part and end up having to pause a workout, or even just a brisk 30 minute walk because of the pain.

  66. I definitely need this for my middle back! Sitting all day at a computer OYE. Thank you so much for these tips!

  67. I so need to learn how to use these! In radiology school and with all the work I do on patient?s knees when my own are so painful. ?

    1. My cheerleader needs to use this for wrist support and my football qb needs to try this on his shoulder from all the throwing

  68. This is so intriguing to me. I didn?t know it helps with fascia as well. I?ve been studying a bit on fascia.

  69. Oh goodness I can?t pick just ONE thing I?m excited to try this on. I have lipedema and lymphedema that causes a lot of swelling and inflammation. I would love to try for my knees, ankle, and lower back!

  70. ?Aloha?
    I would love to see how this tape could help my Mamma Knees! Having always been athletic I?ve done some serious abuse to my body, and now at 45 I?m feeling the damage. To just be able to get back into running my 9 minute mile without knee pain would be wonderful! Looking forward to all the tips you have for us! Love how inspirational and motivational you are for us Busy Mammas too! ?Mahalo?

  71. I neeeed this- I have sprained my ankle a few times in the last 5 years and I think this would help! I also get plantar fasciitis flaring up from time to time.

  72. KT tape is amazing! Used it when I ran for shin splints and IT band issues. Just recently sprained my ankle and it helped immensely! Come to think of it, I?m running low on it.

  73. I?m getting ready to train for a Spartan race with my husband. I love running and being active with him, but I?ve felt limited in recent years with food pain, ankle issues, knee pain, etc. I?m excited for KT tape to be a more sustainable tool to help me get back to these things I enjoy. I don?t want to have to sit out of life or take pain medication all the time.

  74. Hi I recently had MCL surgery but now have discomfort from arthritis. I would just like to be able to squat again, I know it may sound silly but it is very depressing not being able to squat due to pain. Which then causes pain in my lower back due to not being able to squat.
    Would love to try the tape to see if will help.

  75. This was a great reminder that I need to pack my KT Tape for an Olympic weightlifting meet this week. I?ve used it a few times for a nagging shoulder issue and it made such a huge difference to keep me moving.

  76. I?m excited to try to help with lower back and hip pain! Hoping it will help prevent pain in future workouts!

  77. This makes me so happy! You have a great way of teaching how to do thing that makes so much more sense to me. Definitely getting some and gonna try it for my problem areas. I?m desk bound all day and I got pains I don?t think a 36 yr old active woman should have! Thank you Heidi, you da best!

    1. I NEED this tape in my life. I just started a new workout regime and I’m on the struggle bus. This would be a life saver.

  78. I would love to see if this would help with my husband?s arthritis in his knee! He?s had knee injections done recently.

  79. I am excited to try the tape in my back. I heard wonders and after resting this can?t wait to try it!
    Thank you for all the info πŸ™‚

  80. This would be a LIFESAVER for me!! I have Rhuemotoid Arthritis and struggle with bilateral DRUJ instabilities.. along with hip/SI joint instabilities as well. Having been recently taped in PT after bilateral CMC joint replacements, I felt the benefits of tape! It allowed me to function at a level in daily living, where I have not been able to for a long time! I am on a quest to strengthen muscles to support my broken body.. this would be the perfect gift to win to add to that!

  81. My husband just bought me some of this! I have not used it yet, but after reading this….I am going to put it on right now! I have 3 bulging disks and Rheumatoid arthritis which causes some major issues at wrists and knees. My 15 year old is in the gym now, and also has Osgood Schlatter. I think KT tape is gonna be added to the monthly budget! Thanks for this post! Seriously….appreciate the feedback and tips more than you know! From a Chronic Pain Warrior!

  82. I?ve got some serious back pain that is stopping me from walking lately! I really hope this stuff can get me back out and back on track for my goals!

  83. This would be such a life changer for me as I begin to workout again. This would definitely help me with my joint inflammation that I get from my lupus. It would also be helpful to use under my ribs for when I do the vacuum twists. I also started to jog babysteps of course but I can use them on my knees ankles feet and calves. A total lifesaver.

  84. I haven’t been able to run in over a year because of inflamed Achilles. Finally funding answers and itching to hit the roads!

  85. Would love to not have achey feet, lower back pain and pain in my knees after my run! Sounds like KT Tape could be a HUGE help!!

  86. I would love to be able to eliminate knee and lower back pain while working out and just day to day!!

  87. Ahh I love these products! I have back aches and issues from lifting and this will help so much! Def excited for the tape ???

  88. I am really excited to try for Lower back pain. I have always had it, seen doctors but don’t want to take medication. This would be amazing!

    1. Very interested in trying KT tape to alleviate knee pain I’ve had for years, ever since my collegiate athlete days!

  89. This stuff works!! I used on a super sore shoulder hike running a half marathon and I felt so much relief during that run. Being able to continue to use these stuff would be so great for those little things that come up or if the blue!!!

  90. I?m looking forward to trying KT tape and to alleviate my lower back pain. I don?t like taking over the counter meds for pain so I just deal with it, but having the KT tape will be a great thing for me.

    1. I use KT often as well. Usually with every run. I have ITband issues and osteoarthritis in both knees. Have done Viscol (rooster supplemental) injections in both knees but KT tape helps with the over use feeling after I have completed a run. Best stuff ever!!

  91. I’m excited to learn how to apply this tape. My physical therapist has suggested it too to help with my spondylolisthesis but I’m never sure how to correctly apply it. So happy to read this article and looking forward to the live presentation!

    1. I would love to use it on my body, I?ve struggled with runners knee, pulled shoulders and plantar fasciitis! Looks like it would help a ton! Happy birthday!! ?

  92. My son is a firm believer in KT Tape! He is a collegiate baseball catcher and uses it for his back, knees, wrist and shoulder.

    1. Most excited to use for knees, any exercises that involve jumping are getting hard and even running. Also feet for the same reason!

  93. I just had my fourth baby and that comes with lots of achy joints. I?m excited to get back to training and I think this could help in a big way.

  94. I am so excited for medicine free pain relief. I sometimes have foot pain, always shoulder to neck pain etc.. would love to have relief it would be awesome

    1. You’re saying it could help with inflammation from an auto accident? Floored. Must try this!

  95. I am so excited for medicine free pain relief. I hate taking med so this such a great thing for me. I push my body way to hard all the time so some relief would be amazing.

    1. I’m a bone cancer survivor with some artificial hardware in my left knee and leg. As a result of said hardware I have a torn meniscus in my “good” knee, and my back is starting to show signs of wear after 20+ years of poor alignment. I need all the help I can get!

    2. The KT tape would really help me with my fitness journey aches and pains that flare up…plantar fascia, lower back and knees! I have heard of this tape and have been wanting to try it but never got around to ordering, so winning this would be fantastic!!!
      Happy Birthday to you! ??

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