How to tape your knee (general pain)

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If you’re struggling with vague knee pain that’s hard to identify, this tape application could be just what you need. It’s designed to alleviate discomfort all around your knee, giving you relief and a sense of stability. You’ll find that your knee feels better supported and more secure, allowing you to move with greater ease and comfort throughout your day. Give it a try and experience the difference it can make for your knee health and overall well-being.

Christina peter

Christina’s advice when taping your knee

When taping your knee, it’s crucial to choose a tape that provides strong adhesion and support. That’s why I recommend CureTape kinesiology tape. For regular use, CureTape Classic or Art is ideal. However, if you’re engaging in extreme sports or swimming, opt for the extra sticky CureTape Sports variant!

Christina Peter, Sports Physiotherapist and Tape Instructor for CureTape since 2003

How to tape your knee

Tips for Effective Knee Taping:

  • Make sure you understand what’s causing the pain or discomfort
  • Check if there are any reasons why taping might not be a good idea.
  • Before you start, read the instructions carefully.
  • Choose a tape colour or print that suits your style!
  • Round of all the edges to prevent peeling.
  • Avoid stretching the tape at the beginning and end.
  • Rub the tape firmly for better adhesion; warmth helps activate the adhesive.
  • You can shower or swim with the tape on; just pat it dry gently afterward, avoiding vigorous rubbing.
  • To remove the tape easily, use body or massage oil.

Preparation

Tape

Shape: I-Tapes.
Number of strips: 4.
Technique: Ligament technique (maximum/full stretch).

Measuring and cutting the tapes

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Cut two tapes approx. 15 cm long and two tapes approx. 20 cm long.

 

Applying the tape to your knee

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  1. Sit on the floor and slightly bend the knee. Keep the knee in this position throughout the treatment.
  2. Start by applying the first 15 cm tape to the place where the pain is most felt.
  3. Tear the release paper in half and fold the paper away on both sides.
  4. Place the midsection under full stretch around the edge of the kneecap in a semilunar movement. Then attach the two anchors without stretching.
  5. Repeat with the second 15 cm tape, but on the other side of the knee (mirrored).
  6. Apply the third and fourth 20 cm tapes under full tension and partly overlap the first and second tapes.
  7. Rub all tapes down firmly.

Learn how to tape

Want to learn how to apply tape yourself*? We have created the ultimate guide for that! This helpful guide contains:

  • 30 taping instructions for common injuries that taping can help you with
  • 176 pages of clear written instructions
  • 200 step-by-step instructions accompanied by photo’s, illustrations and scannable video’s through QR codes

What are you waiting for? Order your copy today!

*This book is intended for people who want to tape an injury or complaint themselves. If uncertain about the complaint, consult a physiotherapist.

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Disclaimer
Please note that the indicated tape applications and information on our website about the possibilities with kinesiology tape have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists.

Contraindications not to tape: pregnancy, open wounds, broken bones, unexplained complaints, allergies and skin diseases, use of medication such as blood thinners, thrombosis and fever. Always apply tape in consultation with a specialist.