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... Depending on how it is applied, KT Tape supports, enables, or restricts soft tissue and its movement.One of my biggest fears about using kinesiology tape is that I would not know how to apply it correctly. KT Tape makes it easy because the box comes with precut strips and step-by-step instructions for every common injury from head to toe (plus videos on the website). And, if your pain is not listed in the included instructions you can submit your question on their website and they will send you custom application instructions!
Last week I applied the tape before my Monday morning run and then left it on for several days after. The tape can be worn for up to five days. I haven't tried leaving it on that long, but it did last several days and stayed stuck well even after several showers. I also tried the tape for my 11 mile run last weekend and while I still had some pain at the beginning and end of the run, I found that I didn't have the residual pain after and my shins were not sore to the touch the next day either.
I should mention that the removal was simple and painless (unlike band-aids) and it didn't leave gooey adhesive on my legs either. Overall, I give KT tape two thumbs up. I would highly recommend trying it for any minor sports injury. Check your local running store or find an online retailer on their website.
I was not compensated for this review in anyway. I discovered, purchased and tested the KT Tape all on my own.