KT Tape?

  • Scriven

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    Dec 19, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    Anyone have experience with using KT tape? It's been recommended for my runner's knee but I've been told you should have a consultation before using it or else you won't get any benefits form it. The only place I've found that sells it near me is a Chricopratic office and they won't sell it unless I get a consultation, which my insurance won't cover it.

    If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    Scriven saidAnyone have experience with using KT tape? It's been recommended for my runner's knee but I've been told you should have a consultation before using it or else you won't get any benefits form it. The only place I've found that sells it near me is a Chricopratic office and they won't sell it unless I get a consultation, which my insurance won't cover it.

    If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.


    Figure out what is causing the runners knee and adress the root of the problem. Shoewear? Overtraining? Flexibility? Muscle imbalance? Core stability?

    My experience with runners is that when they start having problems, they wont stop running long enough to heal.

    KT tape is a fad.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 20, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    catfish5 said
    Scriven saidAnyone have experience with using KT tape? It's been recommended for my runner's knee but I've been told you should have a consultation before using it or else you won't get any benefits form it. The only place I've found that sells it near me is a Chricopratic office and they won't sell it unless I get a consultation, which my insurance won't cover it.

    If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.


    Figure out what is causing the runners knee and adress the root of the problem. Shoewear? Overtraining? Flexibility? Muscle imbalance? Core stability?

    My experience with runners is that when they start having problems, they wont stop running long enough to heal.

    KT tape is a fad.
    While I will agree with most of catfish5 has to say. I will listen to the Chiropractor. Listen, if you do not know what you are doing. Why would you want to risk doing something wrong and get nothing from it. I say way your options. Rest the injury and find out why it is happening. I suggest going to a physical therapist. Ask your PT what they think about the tap and if it is necessary.
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    Mar 17, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Bought it at walmart. My allowed PT visits ran out for my severely sprained ankle. As part of my treatment i got my ankle taped so i went online, watched some of their instructional videos. Only day two but Ive certainly noticed a difference.
  • Rush_

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    Mar 17, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    I use it for my shin splints and it does help some. You can usually find it at wally world or places like big5 or sports authority.
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    Mar 17, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    Scriven saidAnyone have experience with using KT tape? It's been recommended for my runner's knee but I've been told you should have a consultation before using it or else you won't get any benefits form it. The only place I've found that sells it near me is a Chricopratic office and they won't sell it unless I get a consultation, which my insurance won't cover it.

    If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.



    So the Chiropractor wants you to pay for a consultation before selling you something that you can buy on Amazon?

    http://www.amazon.com/KT-Original-Elastic-Kinesiology-Theraeputic/dp/B002CJ62N6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331955989&sr=8-1