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KT Tape: Neck Shoulder Pain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/z07gp9 Neck and Shoulder pain is caused by abnormalities in the bone or joints, trauma, poor posture, degenerative diseases, muscle strain or overuse, and tumors. Tendonitis and strains from overuse are common sources of neck and shoulder pain. Activities requiring intense concentration and limited body movement create stress that contributes to muscle pain in the neck and shoulder. Long drives, computer work, and similar activities often contribute to neck and shoulder pain. KT Tape is helpful in reliving neck and shoulder pain by providing support to the neck and shoulder muscles spreading the stress across a wider range of muscles. Bio feedback contributes to better posture which eases stress on the neck and shoulder. KT Tape increases the range of motion when recovering from inflammation and injury.
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KT Tape: Full Knee Support
 
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Knee pain can be caused by any number of issues. The kneecap, or patella, could be moving incorrectly. One or more meniscus may be torn, ruptured, or inflamed. There may be arthritis, plica, chrondomalacia, or any number of issues with the bones that constitute the knee. The beauty of this application is the breadth of conditions it covers with it's relatively simple effects of balancing the muscles effect on the knee and relieving pressure on the kneecap and its tendon. Knee issues arise from equally as many causes. Muscle imbalances, poor running form, misaligned hips or poor posture, poor nutrition, overtraining, compensation for another injury, hyperextension, arthritis, and blunt trauma to ligaments are just a few of the most common causes of knee pain. Common effective treatments among all of these conditions include increasing circulation, providing support, reducing pressure, and maintaining range of motion. KT Tape serves all of these purposes without the downsides of bracing or wrapping. Common injuries such as runner's knee or patella tendonitis, jumper's knee, patella tracking, arthritis, meniscus tears, plica, patellofemoral pain, and general instability can all be best addressed by using the fell knee support application. With this application you will get support, pain relief, and normal body mechanics without restricting motion or circulation like other treatments. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Shin Splints
 
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The shin is the common name for the front of the lower leg bone (tibia) and its associated muscles and tendons. While the tibialis posterior serves to point the toes and foot downwards (plantarflexion), muscles on the front of the leg (primarily the anterior tibialis) serve to point the toes and foot upwards (dorsiflexion). Anterior shin splints exist on the front of the lower leg and involve the tibialas anterior, while posterior shin splints present pain along the inside edge of the lower leg in the tibialis posterior tendon. As we walk or run, the tibialis anterior slows and steadies the motion of the foot as it hits the ground and lifts the foot during the swing phase of gait to prevent the toes from dragging the ground and prepare the foot for heel strike. Problems in this cycle often result in anterior shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), and are the most common cause of anterior shin pain. The causes of shin splints can be many and multifaceted. Overuse in activities like running, jogging, or cycling can result in various types of inflammation. New activities, changing running surfaces or frequent activity on hard surfaces, wearing poorly fit or worn shoes, a drastic increase in activity, or running on uneven surfaces can also make an individual more susceptible to development of shin splints. Along with overactive calf muscles, over-striding is often a component of the biomechanical problem underlying the root cause. As explained above, the tibialis anterior is very important during gait. The tibialis anterior muscle and tendon lengthen past their "normal" range when one over-strides. To compensate and find new room for movement, the muscle will separate from the tibia (shinbone) and result in inflammation and pain. Initially the pain may be very similar to other kinds of tendonitis in that it will start off sharp and then decrease as the body "warms up". The pain then generally returns upon the end of activity. In more serious cases, or in untreated long time sufferers, the pain can become severe and progress into stress fractures. Symptoms usually occur on the front edge of the shinbone and can be recreated when bending the foot upwards or when pressed. KT Tape can help relieve the pressure and strain on the tissue as well as relax the muscles of the shin. KT Tape will also increase proprioceptive awareness along the tibialis anterior and increase circulation to help quell inflammation. Use KT Tape in conjunction with rest to promote the healing process and see reduced recovery times. Make certain to ice after activity as well as take NSAIDs for pain relief. As the condition worsens the pain is constant and could result in stress fractures if not managed properly. Use the following additional conservative therapies to help speed the recovery process: • Adjust to the proper footwear for foot type • Run on softer surfaces • Correct form • Stretch sufficiently prior to activity • Massage • Decrease stride length • Avoid running on hills, especially downhill • Use the KT Tape arch support application • Thorough calf stretching • Mix up cardio workouts; cross-train For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Shin Splints- Posterior
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/z5MCvy The shin is the common name for the front of the lower leg bone (tibia) and its associated muscles and tendons. Muscles on the front of the leg (primarily the anterior tibialis) serve to point the toes and foot upwards (dorsiflexion). First, let's make a distinction between anterior shin splints and posterior shin splints. Anterior shin splints exist on the front of the leg. Posterior shin splints present pain along the inside edge of the lower leg. Posterior shin splints present pain along the inside edge of the lower leg. In some cases, bumps can also be felt along this area. They are typically caused by various muscle imbalances in this part of the leg. Flat arches, over-pronation (eversion), and activities that require frequent changes of direction can all contribute to posterior shin splints. Poor shoes and overactive calves (muscle imbalance) can also greatly increase the chances of developing posterior shin splints. Many times the shin splints arise from pain in the muscle due to overuse, but often times the pain can be due to stress fractures in the bone. This is often seen in those who "tough it out" and continue the painful activity without allowing for sufficient recovery. Treatment always entails rest and avoiding the activity that caused the pain. Shin splints start out as a minor annoyance, but can become debilitating if not allowed to heal in the early stages. Ice and anti-inflammatories will help reduce the pain and inflammation, but should not be used to continue the painful activity. Correcting poor running form, fitting for appropriate shoes, and stretching before and after activity will aid prevention. KT Tape provides an excellent means of helping the muscles to relax and facilitate the healing process, also helping to reduce inflammation. As with any overuse injury, use the tape in conjunction with rest to promote the healing process and see reduced recovery times.
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KT Tape: Ankle Stability
 
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This application can be used for a variety of ankle issues including ankle sprains, stretched ligaments, inflamed tendons, or general ankle weakness. The added support will give you the confidence and support during the rehabilitation phase of an injury as well as the stability and pain relief during activity. Ankle injuries can happen a number of different ways. They can occur during an acute injury, or a sudden rolling or twisting of the ankle. These types of injuries generally involve great pain and swelling. Typically acute injuries are inversion ankle sprains wherein the foot rolls to the inside while stepping on an uneven surface such as a curb, hole, or root. The first strip applied will help to keep the foot everted and decrease your tendency to suffer another sprain. The second and third strips provide excellent proprioceptive stability. Overuse or chronic ankle injuries occur overtime and are often the result of over training or training in poor conditions such as inappropriate footwear, uneven or dense surfaces, or simply too much too soon. These injuries are characterized by inflammation and are generally the result of other injuries. The stability provided by this application allows these inflamed tendons and ligaments to rest and avoid further injury. Ankle instability or weakness can lead to chronic sprains and tearing of ligaments and tendons and lead to other injuries. Unlike traditional ankle braces, KT Tape provides support that is very comfortable and allows you to have a greater range of motion. This application also helps to provide support without limiting your range of motion or decreasing your blood flow. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Plantar Fasciitis
 
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The plantar fascia, or arch tendon, is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the front of the foot. It is made of three distinct parts: medial, central, and lateral bands. The central band is the thickest and strongest and is the portion most likely involved in plantar fasciitis pain. In normal function the plantar fascia acts as a shock absorber and support mechanism for the arch of the foot. During gait, or movement, the plantar fascia acts like a spring to conserve energy and provide propulsion. Tension increases while the foot is on the ground to store the energy and is then released during toe-off to help with acceleration. Plantar Fasciitis literally means inflammation of the plantar fascia, but most cases are more degenerative changes rather than inflammatory ones. A new term being used to accurately describe the condition is plantar fasciosis. The condition accounts for about 10% of runner related injuries and is twice as predominant in women than in men. Because of this high incidence in runners, microtrauma from repeated stress is believed to be the primary base cause. Causes are often multifaceted and can range from biomechanical (poor form) to cellular (poor diet) and any combination of the possibilities in between. Activities such as running, bearing significant amounts of weight for long periods of time, jumping, and dancing can all cause repeated stress along the plantar fascia -- especially at the junction with the heel. Those who pronate (roll their feet in during walking and running), are overweight, wear poorly fit or worn shoes, or who have abnormal foot structure are at greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Heel spurs on the toe side of the heel are often the result of long term plantar fasciitis, but heel spurs on the back of the heel are a separate condition. Training errors are also primary causes. Rapid increases in activity intensity or duration, abrupt addition of explosive movements or hill workouts, or a change to running on extremely hard surfaces can all be mistakes that cause plantar fasciitis. Using appropriate footwear and adjusting the training over time is highly recommended in addition to diligently stretching the plantar fascia and calf muscles throughout new activity. Athletic shoes lose their cushion rapidly with intense activity and should be changed often to maintain healthy movement. Tightness in the calf muscles or the Achilles tendon can greatly exacerbate or promote plantar fasciitis. Loss of movement in the ankle, weak or imbalanced leg and foot muscles, as well as the aging process can all be additional factors. Pain is almost always felt on the underside of the heel and most often along the arch of the foot. Most individuals report that pain in worst with the few steps in the morning or after long periods of inactivity. Pain is generally made worse by walking barefoot on hard surfaces, walking up stairs, sprinting, or spending long periods of time standing. Often it is difficult bending down or bringing the toes to the shin and long time sufferers who remain active without treatment often have accompanying knee and hip pain. Taking weight off of the foot generally relieves pain. However, symptoms return as soon as the foot is again placed under weight. Using KT Tape for this condition has shown tremendous results in alleviating pain and promoting the healing process. KT Tape provides comfortable and conformable support for the arch serving to relax the foot and reduce inflammation. Reduced activity, stretching the calves, massage therapy, weight loss in overweight individuals, foam rolling, ice, and NSAIDs can all serve to help alleviate symptoms and treat plantar fasciitis. Stretch the calves and plantar fascia before going to bed and before getting out of bed. Additional recommendations include: • Wear appropriately fit shoes with the appropriate support • Stretch well prior to exercise • Avoid hard surfaces • Ice after activity • Avoid long periods of standing still • Implement multiple activities for cardiovascular exercise such as swimming, cycling, rowing, etc. • Seek conservative wellness care For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Achilles Tendonitis
 
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Achilles Tendonitis The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel and is active during almost all activities including walking, jumping, and swimming. This dense tendon can withstand large forces, but can become inflamed and painful during periods of overuse. Pain results from inflammation (tendonitis) or a degenerating tendon (tendinosis). Tendinitis typically develops after abrupt changes in activity or training level, use of poorly fit or worn footwear, or training on uneven or dense running surfaces. Overuse prior to sufficient training is generally the cause. This is due to forces 8-10 times the body weight acting on the tendon during physical activity. Achilles injuries range from inflammation to a breakdown in the tendon. Pain is generally felt low on the back of the heel due to the low vascularity and susceptibility for inflammation. Pain higher on the Achilles is generally more muscular pain and less tendonitis. If swollen spots or knots are found along the tendon, or if the tendon feels jagged, cease activity and seek professional medical care. Along with proper rest, icing, and anti-inflammatory medication, KT Tape can help relieve this pain and reduce the inflammation along this crucial tendon. Though even walking can become painful with Achilles injuries, KT Tape can get you moving again. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Jumper's Knee
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/xbCG1H Jumper's knee is often caused by over-use or strain on the patellar ligament. The patellar ligament joins the patella (kneecap) to the shin bone, or tibia. It is very strong and facilitates straightening the leg by the quadriceps muscles. The quadriceps muscles straighten the knee in jumping, running, and other movements in which the individual needs to be propelled from the ground. These muscles also function to stabilize the body during landing. The patellar ligament endures a great deal of stress during these movements. This is especially true when the individual frequently changes direction, performs jumping movements, or uses the ligament repeatedly for long periods of time -- as in running. With repeated over-use and constant inflammation, micro-tears as well as collagen degeneration may occur. Typical non-invasive treatment includes resting, icing, and eccentric strengthening of the quadriceps muscles. The KT Tape application for Jumper's Knee is excellent for providing pain relief as well as taking strain off of the ligament, promoting blood flow to the area, and providing proprioceptive (body awareness) confidence. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.
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KT Tape: Lateral Knee Pain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/A3O67H Lateral knee pain can indicate a number of different root causes. These causes include Runner's Knee or ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome), Lateral Meniscus Tear, Patellofemoral Instability (Lateral Patella Tracking), PFPS (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome), or Arthritis. These conditions often arise due to overuse and include inflammation or irritation of the structures that make up the lateral knee. Each of these conditions has its own well-established treatments that include rest, icing after activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and strength training. ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) -- ITBS is common in runners, hence the designation as Runner's Knee. However, it can be created by any movement that repeatedly causes the knee to pass back and forth across the 30 degree position. Lateral Meniscus Tear -- Caused by over-rotation of the knee internally, hyper-extending or hyper-flexing the knee, or simply from overuse. The cartilage or meniscus becomes damaged towards the outside of the knee causing less integrity of the system that constitutes the lateral knee. Patellofemoral Instability (Lateral Patella Tracking) -- This condition occurs when the kneecap does not move up and down as it is supposed to do. The kneecap (patella) will track at an angle to the outside versus straight up and down. This results in injury to the surrounding tissue. Many athletes, primarily adolescent girls, commonly experience this condition. Arthritis -- The cartilage in the knee degenerates and ceases to provide a smooth surface for bones to move along. The lubricating functionality of the joint is negatively affected and causes irregularities in the bone. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition. KT Tape has been helpful for lateral knee pain, regardless of its source, through its ability to provide support without limiting mobility. KT Tape cues large muscle groups like the quadriceps to do their job in supporting knee movement. By creating surface tension on the skin over the area needing support, KT Tape creates a light, comfortable support structure that relieves pain and restores mobility.
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KT Tape: Inner Knee
 
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Inner Knee The Pes Anserine (goose's foot) is the joining of three tendons on the front and inside portion of the lower knee area. The bursae in this area allow for smooth sliding of these tendons with the medial hamstrings and the medial collateral ligament. The bursae will often become inflamed during periods of overuse and cause mild to moderate pain. The three muscles (Sartorius, Gracilis, and Semitendinosus) whose tendons insert into this area all serve to flex the knee and affect hip position. The primary cause of Pes Bursitis is overly tight hamstrings that put extra pressure on the surrounding bursae. Tight quads (especially in females), a blunt force to the inside of the knee, or over-pronation while running could also be causes. A rapid increase of activity without a proper stretching regimen is likely going to cause issues with the Pes Anserine area in the form of inflammation of the bursae or minor tearing of the tendons. This condition is also often found concurrently in patients who are experiencing Osgood Schlatter syndrome, arthritis, or tears in the medial meniscus. Pes Bursitis will at its worst be mild to moderate pain at the inside and lower-front portion of the knee. Pain beyond this point could be a sign of stress fractures or more serious issues involving ligaments. When pain becomes more than a simple annoying pain, the individual should seek alternatives means for cardiovascular training and focus on a stretching regimen for the hamstrings and quadriceps. KT Tape will help to relieve pressure off of the inflamed bursae and increase circulation to the area. Both results will drastically reduce pain and reduce the time to heal. As mentioned, a complete stretching regimen for the hamstrings and quads should be put in place as well. NSAIDs, ice after activity, and alternative means for cardiovascular fitness such as swimming should also be implemented. After symptoms are gone, focus on strength training of the lower body and continued flexibility. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: General Shoulder Pain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/AflQQY Pain in the front of the shoulder is usually the result of strained or inflamed biceps tendons. Inflammation of the biceps tendons or strained ligaments contributes to pain in the front of the shoulder. Acute pain is addressed by icing affected area and anti-inflammatory medication. KT Tape is helpful in increasing lymphatic drainage, reducing pain by relieving pressure on nerves, and proving support and stability to the shoulder.
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KT Tape: Outer Knee
 
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ITBS (IT band pain) is the most prevalent cause of lateral (outside) knee pain in athletes. Along with ITBS pain at the hip, it accounts for more than 12% of all running injuries. Chances are that if you have pain on the outside of the knee and are active, or have had a rapid increase in activity, you are suffering from issues involving the IT Band at the knee. The IT Band is responsible for moving the leg away from the body, internal rotation of hip, knee extension, and knee flexion (under particular conditions). Frequently ITBS is seen in runner's who are often running on banked surfaces, doing excessive hill training, or running up and down stairs or bleachers. But, any movement that repeatedly causes the knee to pass back and forth across the 30-degree position can create ITBS at the knees. Friction and irritation is common as the IT band crosses a bony prominence on the outside of the knee on its way to the shinbone. Pain is usually most noticeable when running downhill and can range from a sharp sensation on the outside of the knee to pain along the entire IT Band. Often the knee feels like it is "seizing", and the sore spot is typically painful to the touch. Though ITBS is very common, pain at the lateral knee can be caused by any number of issues. Many structures that are responsible for multiple types of movement meet here, and any of them can become inflamed and swollen. Examples of other lateral knee pain issues include LCL strains, fibular head problems, meniscus or cartilage damage, as well as arthritis and others. This application specifically addresses IT Band pain at the knee, but could also be used for any of the above. Typical treatment includes resting, icing, and light stretching. Massage therapy and the use of a foam roller can also be helpful. The KT Tape application for ITBS at the knee is very helpful in relieving much of the associated pain by relieving pressure over the bony prominence (sore spot) and in turn increases circulation. Functional support is provided to the musculature as well. These functions help relieve pain and promote the healing process. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Carpal Tunnel
 
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when there is pressure in the carpal tunnel (a space in the wrist) that compresses the median nerve, causing the nerve to function improperly. Because the carpal tunnel is surrounded by bone on one side, and an inflexible ligament on the other, if pressure builds, the nerve has nowhere to go and becomes pinched. When carpal tunnel syndrome occurs, the normal functions of muscle control and sensory communications in the hand are impaired. Problems that can occur in carpal tunnel syndrome include: Pain Numbness Tingling Weakness The KT Tape application as described below can help stabilize the carpel tunnel aiding in the normal function of the medina nerve. If KT tape does not bring relief, heavier bracing may be suitable. If neither of these bring relief, seek professional medical attention where additional measures can be taken including physical therapy, injections or surgery.
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KT TAPE: Plantar Fasciitis / Arch Pain
 
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KT Tape: Wrist Sprain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/wHzwzC Wrist sprains occur when the ligaments of the wrist are stretched beyond their normal limits. Wrist sprains are graded according to the severity of the injury: Grade I: Mild injury, the ligaments are stretched, but no significant tearing has occurred. Grade II: Moderate injury, the ligaments may be partially torn. Grade III: Severe wrist sprain, the ligaments are completely torn, and there may be instability of the joint. Some common symptoms of a wrist sprain include: Pain with movement of the wrist Swelling around the wrist joint Bruising or discoloration of the skin Burning or tingling sensations around the wrist The diagnosis of a wrist sprain is made by knowing how the injury occurred, and looking at the physical examination findings. There are other wrist problems that can have similar symptoms to a sprain, including wrist tendonitis and a wrist fracture or scaphoid fracture. To ensure that there are not broken bones around the joint, medical imaging using X-Rays and in some cases a MRI can be helpful. This may be done if the diagnosis is unclear or if the symptoms do not resolve as expected. KT Tape provides both support and a mechanical assist to the damaged ligaments reducing pain while enabling greater range of movement during the recovery process. KT Tape is an appropriate treatment for grade I and grade II sprains and late recovery stages of grade III sprains.
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KT Tape: Back of Knee
 
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Back of Knee Pain at the back of the knee can be caused by many issues including hamstring tendonitis, a baker's cyst, popliteal tendonitis, and other conditions causing swelling or inflammation. These conditions have many causes ranging from genetic to overuse. In any case, continuing to engage in extensive physical activity without rest or treatment would exacerbate the problem. Use this application to increase blood flow to the area and relieve the pressure. Increasing blood flow will help to reduce inflammation, and reducing the pressure will help with the pain and aid in avoiding compensation injuries. As the pain subsides, light progressive stretching should be implemented along with massage. Whatever the cause of your pain at the back of the knee, the effects of KT Tape will benefit you. Use this application in combination with the full knee support application for maximum effect. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT TAPE: Wrist Pain
 
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KT Tape: ITBS at Knee
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/A3O67H ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) is common in runners, hence the designation as Runner's Knee. However, it can be created by any movement that repeatedly causes the knee to pass back and forth across the 30 degree position. The IT band is a fibrous connective tissue that attaches at the hip, runs down the outside of the thigh, and finally attaches on the outside of the shin bone just below the knee. Its primary purpose is to extend the knee and move the leg away from the body to the side. It is also extremely important for stabilization of the knee during running. Friction and irritation is common as the IT band crosses a bony prominence on the outside of the knee on its way to the shin bone. Pain is usually most noticeable when running downhill and can range from a sharp sensation on the outside of the knee to pain along the entire IT Band. The sore spot is typically painful to the touch. Frequently ITBS is seen in runner's who are often running on banked surfaces, doing excessive hill training, or running up and down stairs or bleachers. Typical treatment includes resting, icing, and light stretching. Massage therapy and the use of a foam roller can be helpful to some. The KT Tape application for ITBS is very helpful in relieving much of the associated pain by increasing blood flow and providing functional support. These functions also help to promote the healing process by taking stress off of the IT Band. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.
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KT Tape: Calf
 
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Calf Pain The calf muscles are made up of two muscles. The gastrocnemius is the larger muscle and visible on the back of the leg. The soleus is a smaller and wider muscle lower down on the leg and mostly under the gastrocnemius. Each has a lateral head and medial head -- two halves. Both attach near the back of the knee and to the heel via the Achilles tendon. These muscles are responsible for extending the foot as in the push-off phase of running. Calf muscles can be torn, pulled, or experience cramping due to extreme stretching or overuse. Abrupt acceleration or changes in direction can often be the culprit. Calf injuries are much more common in men than in women, especially among middle-aged athletes. They most always occur acutely, or all at once due to forceful and abrupt acceleration. Unfortunately, once one has had a calf tear, that individual is more likely to have another in the future. The resulting pain and tightness can be painful, sometimes severe. Often times an audible pop is heard and the individual reports feeling like they were shot in the leg or hit with a stick. More often than not the pain radiates to the feet and to the knee where the muscles start and end. Swelling is common, but should be taken very seriously if severe. Everyone will recover from calf injuries at a different rate, but using KT Tape will help speed the process, relax the muscles, and relieve the associated pain. Rest, ice, and compression will also be valuable treatments. Severe conditions such as a DVT (deep venous thrombosis -- blood clot), or compartment syndromes, could be the cause of pain. If there is any doubt, please seek professional medical care. Be very careful with NSAIDs as they may cause more internal bleeding and a great risk for DVT movement due to their blood thinning effects. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Bunion
 
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Bunion A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, results when the big toe points towards the second toe and results in inflammation of the tissue surrounding the joint. The inflammation causes the joint to become swollen and tender, making everyday activities like walking or jogging very painful. Bunions are much more common in females than in men. This leads most to believe that bunions are often time caused by wearing tight fitting shoes or heels. Genetics also plays an important role in determining the individual's susceptibility to developing the condition. Often the bunion is not painful and the individual leads a normal active life. Other times the bunion can be very painful, even debilitating. Pain is usually very achy and typically radiates to the toes and along the arch of the foot. Due to the abnormal positioning of the bones in the foot, sharp nerve pains could also be present. KT Tape can help correct this misaligned joint to relieve pain and pressure over time, as well as increase blood flow to the area for increased anti-inflammatory effect and pain relief. Unrestricted footwear should always be chosen for those with bunions. Surgery is another option for those with serious pain and worsening symptoms. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: AC Joint Sprain
 
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Check out the new version: http://bit.ly/z8TbHg AC Joint Sprain The acromioclavicular joint (AC Joint) is found at the top of the shoulder and forms the junction between the acromion on the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collar bone). This joint forms the highest point of the shoulder. The AC joint functions to allow the individual to raise their arm above their head. There are three ligaments which join the two bones and form the AC Joint. Straining any of these ligaments can cause pain in the shoulder. Most of the time strain to these ligaments occurs due to a dislocation or separation. These injuries happen most often in contact sports during a collision, a fall on the tip of the shoulder, or a fall on an outstretched arm. Treatment options include R.I.C.E. techniques (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the days following the injury as well as keeping the arm in a sling. This KT Tape application facilitates resting and pain relief through inhibition and increased blood flow, as well as support. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition. For professional KT Tape application, click here to find a KT Tape medical professional near you.
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KT Tape: General Elbow
 
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General Elbow The elbow consists of three bones coming together at a junction, as well as the muscles that serve to flex, extend, and rotate the arm. The elbow also consists of ligaments that hold these bones in place, tendons that attach muscles to bones, cartilage that allows for smooth movement of the bones at their joints, and nerves that provide functionality to the arm. Each of these different parts can become irritated or strained resulting in pain. Many times elbow pain can be dull and achy, and not specific to any one particular area. There may also be times when you will want general support for use in sport, daily activities, or outdoor work. The following application will help to provide pain relief and support during activity, and can be used to address general elbow weakness due to pain. Elbow weakness and pain can occur due to hyperextension of the elbow, overuse in sport or physical activity, or as a result from problems further down or up the arm. Those with professions that use the hands and arms with repetitive strain -- such as hairstylists, mechanics, massage therapists, or warehouse employees -- will find that general elbow pain is unfortunately sometimes part of the job. KT Tape will help to provide the needed support and pain relief to help recover faster and avoid further injury. More specific elbow pains can be addressed with our other elbow applications, but use this application for general elbow pain and overall support. Try to avoid activities that cause the elbow significant stress, and ice after activity. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Heel
 
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Heel Pain The heel is obviously a very important part of our lives. It takes a great deal of repetitive force with every step and can become susceptible to injury and pain as those steps become forceful. The pain can linger for many years and end up causing many other problems if not treated correctly. This KT Tape application can not only relieve the pain you feel, but help you to avoid the compensation injuries that arise from walking around on a painful heel. Overuse in exercise, drastic weight gain, or standing for long periods of time are often the cause of the pain. Heel pain can be caused by a number of condtions including tendonitis, inflamed bursae, arthritis, nerve damage, stress fractures, contusions, or plantar fasciitis and the resulting heel spurs -- among many other conditions. Heel Spurs -- bony growths that occur at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. Degradation of the plantar fascia -- this degradation of the collagen fibres is commonly referred to as plantar fasciitis. Once thought to be an inflammatory condition, plantar fasciitis is now thought to be caused by dysfunction near the attachment site. Fat Pad Contusion -- caused by intense or repetitive impact. These conditions can cause the fat pad to be pushed away leaving less of a protective layer between the bones in the foot and the ground. Stress Fracture -- very common in road runners, a stress fracture of the heel bone can be identified by re-creating the pain by squeezing the back of the heel. Compressed Nerves -- there are many important nerves that travel along the bottom of the foot. There are also multiple bones that form the foot. When these nerves get in between these bones and become "pinched" there is a great deal of pain involved. Inflamed Bursae -- bursae are small sacs of fluid that provide cushion and reduce friction between bones. When these sacs become inflamed they grow in size and cause pain. KT Tape has been very helpful for general heel pain through its ability to provide support without limiting mobility. By creating surface tension on the skin over the area needing support, KT Tape creates a light and comfortable support structure that relieves pain and facilitates mobility. In short, KT Tape along with ice and rest will help relieve the pain and help promote the healing process. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Full Knee Support
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/xbCG1H. The knee is made up of joints that combine your upper leg (the femur) with the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula). The kneecap (patella) facilitates knee extension and tracks along the upper surface of this joint. The knee has two major ligaments - one on the outside of the knee and one on the inside. There are also three tendons in the inner part of the knee that help hold the knee in place. Crucial cartilage, nerves, and vascular structures also exist in the knee. There are many ways that the knee may become instable. If any tendons or ligaments are damaged, stretched, or inflamed, stability issues will arise. Overuse resulting in pain, trauma and injury, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis are common causes of stability problems. Treatment options include rest and ice as well as physical therapy or surgery in the case of tears or breaks. Bracing provides a temporary option to immobilize a serious injury, but in most cases is less than ideal when freedom of movement is needed to facilitate healing. This application should be used when pain or weakness of the knee become severe enough that activity is limited and the movement of the body is being changed to deal with pain. Injury, post-injury recovery, wincing pain, and poor physiology are all reason to use the full support application. For slight pain or weakness, or simply to add some confidence to your stride, use the light knee support application. The many applications of KT Tape for knee instability issues allow for support of the weakened anatomy, as well as provide positive signaling to the area for blood flow and lymphatic draining. The properties of the tape allow for this support to be provided while retaining range of motion. This allows for proper and promoted healing. As with most applications, the pain relief is very important as to not cause further injuries while compensating for existing pain.
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KT Tape: Rotator Cuff
 
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The rotator cuff is the group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. These muscles are relatively small, yet are extremely important in all shoulder movements. They start at the shoulder blade and connect to the upper arm in a fashion that forms a "cuff" to provide the needed stability and mechanics of the shoulder. To further explain the vital nature of these muscles, understand that the shoulder joint is much like a golf ball sitting on a tee. This design is necessary for the wide range of motion needed from the arm, but inherently creates a relatively unstable joint. The rotator cuff muscles are the muscles responsible for countering this unstable state. Though often thought to be an injury related specifically to athletic activity, incidence of rotator cuff injury is just as high in non-athletic populations. Rotator cuff injuries generally involve many factors. Incidences of injury increases with age and degeneration of the tendons, but younger individuals with this condition have likely overused the shoulder joint or have developed muscle imbalances or poor biomechanics. Causes include muscle tears, overuse, hyperextension or hyperflexion of the shoulder, poor throwing form, among others. The tendons at the ends of the rotator cuff muscles can become torn or inflamed and lead to pain or restricted arm movement. Torn rotator cuffs can also occur following acute trauma to the shoulder, or more commonly through the overuse of the tendons. Athletes or individuals that frequently make repeated throwing motions, swinging motions, or explosive pushing or pulling motions are especially at high risk. Swimming, racquet sports, and throwing sports are all good examples of activities with high incidents of rotator cuff problems. Rotator cuff pain presents as pain among the muscles in the shoulder that are responsible for rotation and lifting. Pain is generally felt at the front and outside of the shoulder or in the shoulder itself. Symptoms include pain, weakness, raised shoulders, and decreased range of motion. The pain is made worse with activities requiring the arm to operate overhead or out in front of the body. Clicking, catching, or snapping are rare symptoms in rotator cuff injuries and may be indicative of other problems such as a torn labrum or fracture. Early diagnosis and action is essential to prevent irreparable damage. KT Tape can be used during the healing process to create stability, relieve pressure, increase circulation, and relax the overworked or strained muscle. Icing after activity and rest are essential and should be combined with NSAIDs to combat inflammation and pain. After the initial healing process has completed, a strengthening rehab program should be implemented. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Plantar Fasciitis II
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/Ax3s66 The plantar fascia, or arch tendon, is a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the front of the foot and functions to support the arch of the foot. Heel spurs are sometimes associated with plantar fasciitis, but are a separate condition. Degeneration of the plantar fascia presents the same pain and necessitates the same treatment as plantar fasciitis, but is technically termed plantar fasciosis. Pain is almost always felt on the underside of the heel and most often along the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that is brought about by overuse of the fascia due to athletic training such as running, bearing significant weight for long periods of time, or jumping and dancing. Those who pronate (roll their feet in), are overweight, wear old or poorly fit shoes, or who have abnormal foot structure are at a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Using KT Tape for this condition has shown tremendous results in alleviating pain and promoting the healing process. The tape provides comfortable support for the fascia serving to relax the foot and reduce inflammation. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.
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KT Tape: Dolor de Hombro
 
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General Shoulder Pain The shoulder is a complex and relatively unstable joint that every person uses extensively on a daily basis. There are many muscles and forces that act on the shoulder, and when any of these is overactive or underactive, problems can arise. Caused of general shoulder pain are extensive and can be due to injuries of the many muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, cartilage, or bones that make up the shoulder complex. Stress, compensation from past injury, or inflammation due to poor biomechanics is often the cause of continued general shoulder pain. Though shoulder pain can have many different root causes, it is often associated with raised shoulders. Dropping the shoulders will almost always create more joint space and relieve the stress and pain in the shoulder. Use this application to create a gentle reminder to keep good posture and relax the shoulder muscles to bring the shoulders down into a healthier position. Regardless of the source of shoulder problem, this application can greatly reduce the pain and improve biomechanics. Use this app in combination with other more specific shoulder applications for the best effect. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Shin Splints- Anterior
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/y49uQ8 The shin is the common name for the front of the lower leg bone (tibia) and its associated muscles and tendons. Muscles on the front of the leg (primarily the anterior tibialis) serve to point the toes and foot upwards (dorsiflexion). First, let's make a distinction between anterior shin splints and posterior shin splints. Anterior shin splints exist on the front of the leg. Posterior shin splints present pain along the inside edge of the lower leg. Anterior shin splints can be identified by pain when the foot is bent upwards. They are typically brought on by new activity such as running, court sports, or other sports that require frequent stopping and starting. The problem is most common when these activities are performed on hard surfaces. Poor shoes, running downhill or on the balls of the feet, or overactive calves (muscle imbalance) can greatly increase the chances of developing anterior shin splints. Many times the shin splints arise from pain in the muscle due to overuse, but often the pain can be due to stress fractures in the bone. This is often seen in those who "tough it out" and continue the painful activity without allowing for sufficient recovery. Treatment always entails rest and avoiding the activity that caused the pain. Shin splints start out as a minor annoyance, but can become debilitating if not allowed to heal in the early stages. Ice and anti-inflammatories will help reduce the pain and inflammation, but should not be used to continue the painful activity. Correcting poor running form, fitting for appropriate shoes, and stretching before and after activity will aid prevention. KT Tape provides an excellent means of helping the muscles to relax and facilitate the healing process, as well as helping to reduce inflammation. As with any overuse injury, use the tape in conjunction with rest to promote the healing process and see reduced recovery times.
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KT Tape Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Application
 
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A New Application from Chris Harper, a doctor of physical therapy from Draper, Utah, to help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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KT Tape: Wrist
 
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The wrist is made up of eight small bones (carpals) that support a narrow passage called the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel, supported by a ligament, carries through it the tendons that control the motions of the hand and fingers as well as the nerve that causes such great pain in the condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. The wrist primarily is designed to provide range of motion and versatility, but is built in a way to provide stability as well. Sprains can range from mild to severe, and are graded according to the amount of damage to the ligament. A sprain by definition is damage only to the ligaments when they are stretched beyond normal range, and not to the bone. In some cases bone may be torn away resulting in what is called an avulsion sprain. Grade I: ligaments are stretched but not torn, and mild to moderate pain exists Grade II: partial tears of the ligaments exist and range of motion is decreased; pain is generally moderate and discoloration is present Grade III: complete tears of the ligaments exist that require immediate medical intervention; pain is generally severe and discoloration is certainly present Wrist sprains or instability can be caused by many factors. Overuse activities such as typing, cutting hair, or racquet sports can cause inflammation of the carpal tunnel and the resultant pain. Trauma such as falling on an outstretched hand can tear or even rupture ligaments that hold everything together. The blunt force during this type of trauma can also cause fractures and bruising that make it very difficult to move the wrist. Other modes of injury include being pushed into something, extreme twisting of the wrist, or mis-hitting something with only a portion of the fist. Contact sports, recreational downhill activities, and occupations at heights create situations common to wrist sprains. Pain ranges from mild to severe based on the grade of sprain and the damage done to the ligaments and bones. The pain is recreated with almost any movement of the wrist, especially extension. Swelling, discoloration, and radiating pain into the arm and hand are common symptoms. Often times the wrist will be warm to the touch as well. KT Tape is appropriate for Grade I and II sprains, and Grade III sprains after seeking medical attention. KT Tape provides stability through proprioceptive feedback and mechanical support. Additionally, KT Tape is very comfortable and allows for slight healthy range of motion in order to speed the healing process. Other treatments include rest, ice, NSAIDs, and in very severe cases surgery. It is very important to get an accurate diagnosis is moderate to severe cases in order to avoid complications in the future. Treatment This KT Tape application will take pressure off of the wrist and help to facilitate normal movement and decrease inflammation. As a result of the decreased inflammation and support, pain will quickly be decreased -- if not eliminated. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: IT Band Pain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/A3O67H ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) is common in runners, hence the designation as Runner's Knee. However, it can be created by any movement that repeatedly causes the knee to pass back and forth across the 30 degree position. The IT band is a fibrous connective tissue that attaches at the hip, runs down the outside of the thigh, and finally attaches on the outside of the shin bone just below the knee. Its primary purpose is to extend the knee and move the leg away from the body to the side. It is also extremely important for stabilization of the knee during running. Friction and irritation is common as the IT band crosses a bony prominence on the outside of the knee on its way to the shin bone. Pain is usually most noticeable when running downhill and can range from a sharp sensation on the outside of the knee to pain along the entire IT Band. The sore spot is typically painful to the touch. Frequently ITBS is seen in runner's who are often running on banked surfaces, doing excessive hill training, or running up and down stairs or bleachers. Typical treatment includes resting, icing, and light stretching. Massage therapy and the use of a foam roller can be helpful to some. The KT Tape application for ITBS is very helpful in relieving much of the associated pain by increasing blood flow and providing functional support. These functions also help to promote the healing process by taking stress off of the IT Band. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.
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KT Tape Plantar Fasciitis Application Video
 
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A new application from Holly Moriarty, a sports chiropractor from Haymarket, VA. This application differs from other plantar fasciitis applications in that it 1) has a toe anchor to allow it to stay on longer on a sweaty foot, 2) The second strip acts as arch support, and 3) The third strips helps pull the calf muscle back down to relieve pressure on the Achilles tendon.
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KT Tape: Ball of Foot
 
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Ball of Foot The ball of the foot is where the toes join the rest of the foot. The area is very muscular and is the site where many athletes put the majority of the pressure during performance. Impact can be intense, twisting on the area is common, and without sufficient rest the area can become very worn and painful. Many smaller muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons, and nerves all converge here as well. These very sensitive and flexible parts at the ball of the foot are highly responsible for balance and acceleration. Pain at the ball of the foot is most often caused by inflammation due to overuse in active people. Other common causes include poorly fit or worn out shoes, weight gain, contusions or bruising, plantar fasciitis, or nerve issues related to diabetes. The pain can be felt while weight bearing, or to the touch. The pain can range from dull and achy to very sharp and a burning sensation. In short, the pain at the ball of foot varies significantly and often needs special diagnosis to identify the specific problem. Typical treatment of these conditions includes critical rest, ice, inserts or orthotics, and light massage or stretching. KT Tape can greatly speed the pace of recovery and significantly relieve the pain through the process. It's very hard for anyone to stay off their feet, so often times foot problems take a very long time to heal. Those who have used KT Tape to alleviate the strain they put on their feet and promote healing have seen great results and decreased recovery times. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Posterior Shin Splints
 
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Posterior Shin Splints The shin is the common name for the front of the lower leg bone (tibia) and its associated muscles and tendons. While muscles on the front of the leg (primarily the anterior tibialis) serve to point the toes and foot upwards (dorsiflexion), the tibialis posterior serves to point the toes and foot downwards (plantarflexion). Anterior shin splints exist on the front of the lower leg, while posterior shin splints present pain along the inside edge of the lower leg in the tibialis posterior tendon. The role of the tibialis posterior is to support the arch as the body moves over the foot during the gait cycle. In medical terms, posterior shin splints is known as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, or PTTD. PTTD describes a weakening of the tibialis posterior tendon and in severe cases may result in a rupture of the tendon. Therefore, posterior shin splints can be looked at as the onset of PTTD. If the forces (singular or cumulative) applied to the tendon are greater than what the tendon can bear in its current state, inflammation and microtrauma will result. Excessive pronation, changes of shoe or running surface, compensations for previous injuries or poor mechanics, and general overuse are all common causes of posterior shin splints. Other causes include muscle imbalances in the leg, flat feet or fallen arches, and activity that requires frequent and abrupt changes in direction. Posterior shin splint pain is specific to the medial ankle, just behind the medial malleolus and along the lower and inner shin. Note that this location is different from anterior shin splints. Pain will be felt to the touch and generally will not exhibit swelling. The pain can range anywhere from faint and annoying to sharp and debilitating. When the condition worsens, bumps can be felt along the area and represent major inflammation and distortions in the underlying fascia. At the onset pain is generally felt at the beginning of activity and dissipates over a short period of time. As the condition worsens the pain is constant and could result in stress fractures. KT Tape can be a great help with pain and speeding the healing process. KT Tape helps to increase circulation to relieve inflammation, relieve pressure on the painful area, and take stress off of the tissue. Rest is key with overuse injuries and make sure to ice after activity. Other helpful treatments include: • Adjusting to the proper footwear for foot type • Run on softer surfaces • Correct form • Stretch sufficiently prior to activity • Use anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) • Massage For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Medial Knee Pain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/xULGR2 Medial knee pain can indicate a number of different root causes. These causes include Pes Anserinus Inflammation/Strain, Medial Meniscus/Cartilage Tear, Osteoarthritis, and Medial Colateral Ligament Sprain. These conditions often arise due to overuse and include inflammation or irritation of the structures that make up the medial knee. Each of these conditions has its own well-established treatments that include rest, icing after activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and strength training. Pes Anserinus Inflammation/Strain -- The Pes Anserinus is the joining of three muscles near the inside of the knee. When one of these muscles, muscle attachments, or the bursas underneath the tendons of these muscles becomes inflamed or strained, this spot can become very painful and cause weakness in the knee. Medial Meniscus/Cartilage Tear - Caused by over-rotation or twisting of the knee, hyper-extending or hyper-flexing the knee, impact on the outside of the knee, or simply from overuse. The cartilage or meniscus becomes damaged on the inside portion of the knee causing less integrity of the system that constitutes the medial knee. Osteoarthritis - The cartilage in the knee degenerates and ceases to provide a smooth surface for bones to move along. The lubricating functionality of the joint is negatively affected and causes irregularities in the bone. Medial Colateral Ligament Sprain (MCL) -- the MCL connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). It also acts to resist forces applied to the outside of the knee to maintain the inner portion of the knee from separating during activity. Injury typically occurs when significant force is applied to the outside of the knee. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition. KT Tape has been helpful for lateral knee pain, regardless of its source, through its ability to provide support without limiting mobility. KT Tape cues large muscle groups like the quadriceps to do their job in supporting knee movement. By creating surface tension on the skin over the area needing support, KT Tape creates a light, comfortable support structure that relieves pain and restores mobility.
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KT Tape: Ankle Sprains
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/wDieDf Ankle sprain is an injury of ligaments, usually on the outside of the ankle. Severity is evaluated if the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as well as by the number of ligaments affected. Ankle sprains occur when the foot twists or rolls beyond its normal range of motion. You can sprain your ankle if the foot is planted unevenly on a surface, beyond the normal force of stepping. This causes the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range in an abnormal position. Sprains are rated into 3 levels by the severity of sprain: Grade I is a strain or stretch of the ligaments; Grade II is a tear of the ligaments; Grade III is a complete tear of a ligament. KT Tape is used as a flexible support to the ankle. It does not immobilize the joint but provides support and pain relief for grade I sprains. Unlike traditional ankle braces, KT Tape provides a light support that is very comfortable and allows you to have a greater range of motion. KT Tape can be used as part of the recovery process for more serious sprains, but only after the ankle has recovered enough that it can have some movement without aggravating the sprain.
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Ankle Stability
 
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Full Knee
 
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KT Tape: Peroneal Tendonitis
 
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Peroneal Tendonitis The three peroneal muscles, now called the fibularis muscles, are muscles at the surface of the outside of the lower leg. They serve to turn the foot out (evert) and push the foot down (plantarflex). The tendons run behind the anklebone and connect the muscles to the boney structures of the foot and ankle. They can become inflamed or torn during acute trauma or during periods of overuse. Rarely do these tendons become inflamed or torn without damage to other tendons and ligaments, so please assess other issues as well. Common causes include inversion ankle sprains, breaking into a sprint while off balance, or simply overusing these muscles resulting in inflammation. Other causes include poorly fit or worn footwear, excessive pronation, habitually running on embanked surfaces, excessive twisting of the ankle, and poor circulation along with malnutrition during activity. Older individuals become more susceptible to these injuries as the tendons lose their elasticity with age. Peroneal tendonitis typically results in pain on the outside of the foot below and behind the anklebone. Symptoms also include stiffness, swelling, or a burning sensation around the back of the ankle and outside edge of the foot. KT Tape can be a great help with pain and speeding the healing process by increasing circulation, providing stability, and relieving the pressure on this inflamed and painful tendon. Make sure to rest the ankle and ice after any activity as well as take anti-inflammatories during the worst times. Consider using this application in combination with the ankle stability application in order to avoid further injury and provide excellent stability without the downside of wearing a brace. If pain becomes severe or the ankle becomes discolored or very swollen, please seek additional care. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com
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RotatorCuff
 
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KT Tape: Shoulder Stability
 
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Shoulder Stability The shoulder is an inherently unstable joint, yet very important for almost all of life's activities. The shoulder complex consists of many muscles, ligaments, tendons, bone, bursae, cartilage, and other anatomical components. Shoulder instability, or the resultant pain, can be a major problem on its own. Additionally, poor shoulder movement or placement can cause many other problems in the neck, spine, and chest -- as well as the entire body. Shoulder pain can have many different root causes, but is almost associated with anterior (or forward) shoulders. Muscles imbalances, notably overly strong or tight muscles in the chest and corresponding weak muscles in the back, can aggravate this issue and exacerbate poor posture. Poor biomechanics in the hips, legs, or torso can further upset the fluid movement of the shoulder and incite pain. Shoulder pain can also be caused by any number of issues in the joint space such as tears, arthritis, swollen bursae or inflammation, ligament laxity, and so on. With forward and raised shoulders the joint is put under pressure and doesn't have much of a chance to heal. This postural set also makes way for many other complications in the rest of the body. Retracting the shoulders will almost always create more joint space and relieve the stress and pain in the shoulder. Use this KT Tape application to bring the shoulders back to a normal set, take pressure off of the upper back muscles, and lengthen out the muscles in the chest. The result will be more joint space and less pressure on the already painful area. The application will serve as a gentle reminder to the muscles to keep the shoulder back in this healthy set. Use this application in combination with the General Shoulder Pain application for maximum effect. Other helpful treatments include massage, muscle release therapy, muscle balancing through assessment and training, as well as a conscious effort to maintain good posture. Try to avoid steroid shots that break down healthy tissue. Ice after activity and use NSAIDs if pain becomes intolerable. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Heel Pain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/zPIOoG Heel pain can be caused by a number of different conditions including heel spurs, degradation of the plantar fascia, fat pad contusion, stress fracture, compressed nerves, or inflamed bursas. Heel Spurs - bony growths that occur at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. Degradation of the plantar fascia -- this degradation of the collagen fibres is commonly referred to as plantar fasciitis. Once thought to be an inflammatory condition, plantar fasciitis is now thought to be caused by dysfunction near the attachment site. Fat Pad Contusion -- caused by intense or repetitive impact. These conditions can cause the fat pad to be pushed away leaving less of a protective layer between the bones in the foot and the ground. Stress Fracture -- very common in road runners, a stress fracture of the heel bone can be identified by re-creating the pain by squeezing the back of the heel. Compressed Nerves -- there are many important nerves that travel along the bottom of the foot. There are also multiple bones that form the foot. When these nerves get in between these bones and become "pinched" there is a great deal of pain involved. Inflamed Bursas -- bursas are small sacs of fluid that provide cushion and reduce friction between bones. When these sacs become inflamed they grow in size and cause pain. KT Tape has been very helpful for general heel pain through its ability to provide support without limiting mobility. KT Tape proprioceptive benefits trigger positive reactions from the tissue involved in creating the pain. By creating surface tension on the skin over the area needing support, KT Tape creates a light, comfortable support structure that relieves pain and facilitates mobility. Relieving pain helps to alleviate the risk of compensation injuries and promote the healing process. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.
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KT Tape: ITBS at Hip
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/wlZcsX Iliotibial band syndrome is due to inflammation of the iliotibial band, a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the leg. The iliotibial band begins at the hip and extends to the outer side of the shin bone (tibia) just below the knee joint. The band functions in coordination with several of the thigh muscles to provide stability to the outside of the knee joint Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) occurs when there is irritation to this band of fibrous tissue. The irritation usually occurs over the outside of the knee joint, at the lateral epicondyle, the end of the femur (thigh) bone. The iliotibial band crosses bone and muscle at this point; between these structures is a bursa which should facilitate a smooth gliding motion. However, when inflamed, the iliotibial band does not glide easily, and pain associated with movement is the result. Treatments for ITBS include rest, icing, strengthening exercises, and stretching. The following KT Tape method is an excellent application for ITBS.
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KT Tape: Distal Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
 
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The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the most important supporting structures for the foot. It runs behind the ankle bone on the inside of the foot, across the instep, and connects to the bottom of the foot. It is crucial in the function of walking and running and helps to build the arch of the foot. A condition called Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) is a breakdown or change in this tendon that causes flat feet. Irritation and overuse can cause the area behind the ankle bone to become inflamed and painful. Other symptoms of tendonitis in this tendon are pain at the instep, swelling along the tendon, general weakness in the ankle, or flattened feet. Knots can form in the tendon due to scar tissue and have the possibility of eventually rupturing. This makes it very important to relieve the stress and cause of inflammation as soon as possible. Standing, walking, or running for long periods of time, degeneration of the tendon due to age, obesity, poor nutrition, traumatic injury, and severe overuse can all contribute to problems with this tendon. Rest, massage, anti-inflammatory medication, and arch supports are non-surgical treatments used to help relieve the stress and continued degradation of the tendon. KT Tape provides much needed support and relief for the tendon. Increased blood flow to the area will help to provide nutrients and healing agents to the inflamed areas, as well as help to "cool" them down. During the healing process KT Tape will relieve the inevitable stress most individuals continue to put on their feet. Recovery times can be dramatically reduced and compensation injuries can be avoided when the pain relief is combined with support.
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KT Tape: Achilles Tendon Pain
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/xIsyqm Achilles Tendon Pain results from either acute inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to overuse and strain (Achilles Tendonitis) or a degenerating tendon (Achilles Tendonosis). Common causes of Achilles Tendon pain is overuse without proper strength and flexibility conditioning. Common treatments are rest, icing, and in severe cases, surgery. KT Tape provides support to the tendon aiding its recovery. KT tape users find that pain and inflammation arereduced when using the Achilles tendon taping technique.
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KT Tape: Osgood Schlatter
 
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Osgood Schlatter Osgood-Schlatter's is a condition that often times shows up in young people who are growing very quickly. The point of pain is typically on the tibial tuberosity, or the bump just below the knee. This pain is caused by the patella tendon, the tendon that runs from the kneecap to the tibial tuberosity, starting to separate or pull away from the tibial tuberosity. This creates inflammation and results in varying degrees of pain. With age this condition will typically go away - but not always. During the years of rapid growth and beyond, KT Tape can help relieve the symptoms as well as speed recovery. Combine icing after activity and small bouts of rest to further relieve symptoms. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: IT Band Hip
 
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ITBS Hip The IT Band, or iliotibial band, is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the leg. The iliotibial band begins at the hip and extends to the outer side of the shin (tibia) just below the outside of the knee joint. The band functions in coordination with several of the thigh muscles to provide stability to the outside of the knee. ITBS at the hip most often develops due to overuse and/or compensation for other injury and pain in the body. ITBS of the knee and hip combined make up about 12% of all running and cycling related injuries, and is by far the most common cause of lateral knee pain. ITBS at the hip is generally found in conjunction with this lateral knee pain. Pain in the IT Band at the hip can be caused by a variety of conditions that make it quite difficult to diagnose. ITBS (iliotibial band syndrome) is the result of the inflammation and irritation felt as the bursae responsible for a smooth gliding action become inflamed. The product of these conditions is inflammation that results in pain on the outside of the hip during movement. KT Tape can help reduce inflammation at the hip from ITBS, bursitis, muscle strains, arthritis, and tendonitis among other causes. Often times light progressive stretching as well as massage and icing will help to reduce symptoms as well. KT Tape will help to alleviate the pain associated with hip issues regardless of the root cause, however, please consult a medical professional for pain that worsens or becomes severe. For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at www.kttape.com.
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KT Tape: Tennis Elbow
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/zd2D01 What is Tennis Elbow? "Tennis Elbow" is the common name describing the painful condition Lateral Epicondylitis (LE), speculatively caused by overuse of the forearm resulting in elbow pain. To no surprise, playing tennis and other racquet sports can be a culprit for its development. However, a variety of other activities or sports can also be the cause of this painful condition. Painters, plumbers, carpenters or others frequently and repetitively employing the use of forearm extensor muscles with gripping objects are prone to developing tennis elbow. The condition is not entirely inflammatory in nature, but rather degenerative by way of micro-tearing between the common extensor tendon and periosteum of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
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KT Tape: Golfers Elbow
 
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CHECK OUT THE NEW VERSION: http://bit.ly/z22fGV Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis is a common overuse injury that is a form of tendonitis. Pain results from inflammation of the tendons as they attach to the inside of the elbow. The pain radiates down the inside of the forearm. Among golfers, this condition is most prevalent at the beginning of the season or when there is a sudden increase in activity. Causes can include poor body mechanics and improper fitted equipment. The condition usually goes away with rest. KT tape can be helpful in managing the pain and remaining active using the following application.
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