Kinesiology Tape for Runner's Knee
Learn about runners knee taping. Runners Knee is a condition characterized by pain behind or around the kneecap. Poor kneecap tracking is believed to be the main cause this condition.
Runners Knee Pain is due to an irritation of the undersurface of the kneecap. The undersurface of the kneecap, or patella, is covered with a layer of smooth cartilage. This cartilage normally glides effortlessly across the knee during bending of the joint. However, in some individuals, the kneecap tends to rub against one side of the knee joint, the cartilage surface becomes irritated, and knee pain is the result.
KT Tape provides immediate relief from Runner’s Knee by providing support to the patella tendons and aligning the knee cap for better tracking over the joint. The support provided is similar to a patella knee band but KT Tape is very comfortable to wear and doesn’t constrict circulation, therefore not interfering with normal body mechanics.