How to tape Osgood-Schlatter

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Looking to learn how to tape a painful spot below your knee or address Osgood-Schlatter discomfort? You’re in the right place! On this page, we’ll guide you through the process step by step.

With a star tape, you can effectively treat the pain point. Here’s how it works: you place four tapes in a star shape over the center of the painful area just below the knee. This lifts the skin, creating space and relieving the pain. It also stimulates skin receptors, improving blood flow and reducing discomfort. The beauty of this technique is its flexibility—you can adjust the tape’s tightness to suit your needs. Start with a single layer and add more as needed until you find the right tension level. Once you do, you’ll experience relief and be able to carry on with your day comfortably.

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 Osgood-Schlatter

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 for taping Osgood-Schlatter

Tape

Shape: I-Tapes.
Number of strips: 4 of 2.5 cm wide. Cut a roll of tape in half lengthwise or get these pre-cut 2.5cm rolls.
Technique: Ligament technique (maximum/full stretch).

Measuring and cutting the tape:

Step 1:

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  1. Sit in a position where you can easily treat the pain point.
  2. Measure the desired length of tape. Cut the 5cm tape in half to create a strip 2.5cm wide. Cut it about 5cm shorter than what you measured. The tape will automatically get longer by the maximum stretch you will use on the middle active part.

 

Applying the tape on the knee

Stap 1:

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Step 2:

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Step 3:

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Step 4:

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Step 5:

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  1. Bring the pain point into a stretched starting position.
  2. Tear the release paper from the first tape in the middle and fold the paper to the right and left. Then bring the middle section to maximum stretch, by pulling the tape apart.
  3. Now gently place the first strip of tape, with maximum stretch, on the pain point. Gently press the tape and then apply the two anchor ends without stretch. Rub the tape well so that it adheres better.
  4. Apply the second tape in the same way, at right angles over the first tape so that it forms a cross.
  5. Place tape numbers three and four diagonally across the centre of the first two tapes.

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.