KT Tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, strong, external support that helps to prevent injury and speed recovery. KT Tape works differently for different injuries. By stretching and recoiling like a rubber band, KT Tape improves tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, protecting tissues from further injury. By applying KT Tape over affected area, people experience an external support which helps to prevent more injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.
As most of you know, I am a FIRM believer in KT Tape. With it I have been a successful runner, with many many 5Ks, 10Ks, and a half marathon under my belt. I use it mainly for posterior shin splints, but I have used it for other pains.
There is a lot of people who ask me what that tape is that is in all my pictures. I wear it when I run and I keep it on after for at least 3-4 days to speed up recovery on my shins. It makes it hard for me to run efficiently because of my higher hip but the KT Tape takes the pressure off my lower hip, so my shins don’t suffer as much.
With my Scoliosis, it sometimes does get worse than the usual and luckily there are a few different Scoliosis applications. Which makes me so happy because it relieves the pain without me having to take medicines!!
There are many many different applications of KT Tape to use. It all depends on your injury, anywhere from Plantar Fasciitis to a finger jam!!! You can go to http://www.kttape.com to see the most common injuries and how to tape them up, but if you have one and aren’t sure, the KT Tape team is always ready and quick to help you out! They also have a facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/kttape and you can post pictures, questions,concerns, and they will get back to you with answers or advice!
So since I have had such a fantastic experience with this product I am doing a KT TAPE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!
If you haven’t already head on over to my facebook page Runner Unleashed to enter the giveaway!!! Starting today, Sunday the 23rd- Wed the 26th at 7 pm you can enter at your chance to win the KT Tape Fastpack!!! It comes with (3) precut black strips. I will choose (2) winners and each will win one pack to try out! Head on over to my page to find out how! Good Luck!!!