Collection: Kinesiology Tape For The Knee

Kinesiology tape for the knee has variety of applictions including pain relief, joint support and to reduce swelling. In particular, it is great for patella taping.

How to apply kinesiology tape for the knee

The following is a guide to patella taping using K-tape.

Flex the knee to a 90 degree angle. Split the tape 3 to 4 inches at one end. Using the opposite end, anchor and apply the tape vertically from your mid-thigh down to the knee. Then, apply each side of the split, without stretching around the patella.

kinesiology tape for the knee
It is optional to apply a vertical strip directly below the kneecap with a 50% stretch. Then to finish, use anchor strips at each end. The important thing about patella taping is to know how you want to try and move the patella. For example, if you want to glide it laterally (to the outside) then use stretch on the tape accordingly.

 Benefits of kinesiology tape for the knee

When applied correctly, kinesiology tape can offer several potential benefits for knee issues:

Pain Relief

Kinesiology tape can help reduce pain by providing support to the muscles and joints around the knee. This support may help alleviate discomfort associated with conditions such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, osteoarthritis, or overuse injuries.

Swelling Reduction

Proper application of kinesiology tape can help improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, which may reduce swelling and inflammation in the knee joint.

Improved Proprioception

Kinesiology tape can enhance proprioception, which is the body's sense of its own position and movement. By providing feedback to the muscles and skin, the tape may help improve joint awareness and stability, which can be beneficial for individuals with knee instability or balance issues.

Joint Support

The elastic properties of kinesiology tape allow it to stretch and move with the body, providing dynamic support to the knee joint during movement. This support can be particularly helpful during activities that involve repetitive motions or high impact, such as running or jumping.

Muscle Function

Kinesiology tape can be applied in specific patterns to help facilitate or inhibit muscle activity, depending on the desired therapeutic effect. For example, it can be used to activate weakened muscles or reduce overactivity in muscles that contribute to knee pain or dysfunction.

If you're considering using kinesiology tape for your knee, it's a good idea to consult with a physical therapist or sports medicine specialist who can assess your specific needs and provide guidance on how to use the tape effectively.