Authored by Meaghan Murray
KT Tape is an elastic sports tape designed for muscle, ligament, and tendon pain relief. It can be used for all kinds of injuries and pains from shin splints to tendinitis. It adds extra support along ligaments and muscles without the added weight of braces or wraps.
I’ve used KT tape during marathon training and even during a couple races. I like KT Tape; it generally works for me and I’ve found some not-so-typical uses for it along the way.
Some traditional uses for KT Tape:
Here’s what they say about the technology:
KT TAPE is made up of reinforced 100% cotton sheathes (ORIGINAL) or specially engineered, ultra-durable synthetic fabric (PRO) designed to provide durability and increased strength. These materials provide uni-directional elasticity- allowing the tape to stretch in length but preventing the tape from stretching in width. These fibers are made to provide stable support without restricting motion.
KT TAPE’s unique Matrix Mesh also allows for moisture release which is critical for comfort and wear-ability. The more porous the tape’s weave, the better it releases moisture caused by sweating or being worn in the water. The design provides more breathability and release of moisture so that it is comfortable to wear for up to five days at a time without itching, irritation or reactions with the skin.