How to tape Patellofemoral Syndrome

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Are you experiencing discomfort in your knee during physical activities? Perhaps you’re feeling a sharp, stabbing pain that’s becoming more frequent over time? This could be a sign of Patellofemoral Syndrome, often caused by overuse of the patellar tendon during sports. If not addressed, this discomfort can worsen over time and even become chronic if the patellar tendon suffers severe damage. This taping method we’re discussing is great for easing inflammation and relieving the pain.

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 Patellofemoral Syndrome

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 Patellofemoral Syndrome


Shape: 2 customised I strips.
Number of strips: 2.
Technique: Ligament technique (relaxing tape with maximum/full stretch applied)

Measuring and cutting the tape

Step 1:

how to tape Patellofemoral Syndrome

Cut two strips of tape, each 15 cm long.


Applying the tape to your tendon

Step 1:

how to tape Patellofemoral Syndrome

Step 2:

how to tape Patellofemoral Syndrome

Step 3:

how to tape Patellofemoral Syndrome

  1. Sit on a chair with your knee bent at a 90 degree angle.
  2. Tear the release paper of the first tape in half, fold the paper away on both sides and apply the middle piece of tape diagonally directly to the point of pain with full stretch.
  3. Place the second tape crosswise over the first tape using the same technique. The centre of the cross must be placed exactly over the painpoint.
  4. Finally, rub the tape on well.

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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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.