What is KT Tape?
KT TAPE is an abbreviation for Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape. It is a strong, elastic athletic tape that reduces muscle pain, increases mobility, and enhances athletic performance. KT TAPE is pre-cut so that it is fast and easy to apply. Just tear off a strip and apply it to the injured area. KT TAPE provides relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.
How Does it Work?
By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.
Most of my runner friends know that I've always had a problem with my ankles. I always feel a pinching pain in my Achilles tendon and posterior tibial tendon area. I was able to somehow alleviate this by getting the right running shoes for my gait. I over-pronate you see. And lately, I've been feeling pain in the heel and arch of my feet.
When I run long distances, I always, ALWAYS feel that familiar pain which I somehow learned to pay no attention to. Short of saying --- I got used to it.
So I chanced upon this sport tape while I was surfing the web and immediately went to the sports store to see if it will work for me.
Here's how it went down...
I was scheduled to do my long run (19 Kilometers) today, so last night, I asked Mike to tape my right foot. Yes ---JUST the right one. Just an experiment. I wanted to see if there will be any difference between the one that was taped and the one that wasn't.
Of course it's PINK! :p
And there was! At 13K my left ankle (no KT Tape) started "acting up." The KT Taped right ankle -- still okay. I was completely PAINLESS on my right ankle until I finished my 21K run. Yeah you read correctly. I was just supposed to do 19K but ended up doing 21K! I still had some energy and my right ankle took me all the way up to a half marathon distance -- pain-free!
I am pleased to announce...Yes, IT WORKED for me!
Here's a video of how to put it on.
Comes in cool colors: black, blue, pink, beige, red and green.
Includes step by step instructions on how to apply the tape
Pre-cut strips (no cutting required!)
So, if you suffer from ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain or you just need the extra support, may I suggest you give this a try. See if it works for you as it did for me and these awesome athletes! Uh-huh...this tape is not only designed for runners but can be used for every sport that you can think of (Swimming, Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Water Polo, etc.). I think it will even be good for dancers!
And now for the giveaway! First, thank you KT Tape for sponsoring this giveaway. Second, I will choose two lucky readers who will win this giveaway from random.org on October 11, Monday, 11:59 PM (PST) You will each get one box of KT Tape. Yey!
WHO CAN JOIN?This is open to all residents of the U.S. and Philippines only. For Philippine residents, please read this before joining.
HOW DO YOU JOIN?*remember to leave separate comments on this post for EACH of the things below. The more entries, the more chances of winning!
1. Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting on my comments. I am always happy to see new people following.
2. Let me know which color you would like. Post it on my comments again.
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That's it! Should be fun! I will post the winners here on Oct. 12. =) Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday!