Choosing the best tape for knee strapping can be a mine field. The best choice will depend on what you want to achieve through taping.
If you’re struggling with an MCL/LCL injury and want to protect the knee from LATERAL movement or IMPACT, choose ZINC OXIDE TAPE. This is common in sports such as a rugby and snowboarding.
If you’re looking for a tape to help with anterior knee pain or tendon issues around the patella, reach for the KINESIOLOGY TAPE. This is common in sports that require a lot of running such as athletics and football.
WHY STRAP THE KNEE?
Strapping the knee can help to take away pain caused by misalignment of the patella, reduce impact injuries and protect the knee ligaments during fast, lateral movements.
WHAT OTHER TAPES CAN I USE FOR KNEE STRAPPING?
ZINC OXIDE or KINESIOLOGY TAPE should always be your number 1 choice when it comes to strapping the knee. Which one you choose will depend on the issue you are faced with.
For the most effective MCL Strapping application. Use ZINC OXIDE tape in combination with FIXATION TAPE and TEAR EAB.
Using Fixation Tape underneath Zinc Oxide makes the tape more breathable, reducing the effect of moisture and sweat. Using TEAR EAB over the top secures your Zinc Oxide application and helps it last longer. It also makes the application more comfortable for your athlete.
HOW DO I STRAP THE MCL?
Follow THIS VIDEO to learn how to strap an MCL using Zinc Oxide Tape.
You can also download our FREE MCL Taping ebook here.
HOW DO I TAPE THE KNEE WITH KINESIOLOGY TAPE?
Follow THIS VIDEO to learn how to strap your knee with Kinesiology Tape.
You can also download our FREE K Taping for Runners ebook here.
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