stretchy athletic tape Can Treat Common Running Injuries

Joint injuries and muscle strains are common for runners.

But in fact, just using a few stretchy athletic tape can reduce the effects of iliotibial band syndrome, hamstring strain, shin splints, runner’s knee, and plantar fasciitis in runners.

Running pain has always been a topic that every runner can’t walk through because it really exists around you and me.

After the first injury, most runners have the same reaction: ignore it and keep running.

But some common injuries, if not taken seriously, can make treatment increasingly difficult and take more time to recover.

stretchy athletic tape may relieve iliotibial band syndrome

The iliotibial band is a bundle of fibers that runs from the outside of the knee to the buttocks. If it is too tight, it can cause pain from the upper knee to the hip, sometimes beyond the knee.

To tie the iliotibial band with a stretchy athletic tape, cut a bandage about two-thirds the length of your thigh.

Place the bottom of the stretchy athletic tape on the outside of your knee (or where you feel the most pain), then place the bandage on the outside of your thigh. Gently bend your knee as you apply the bandage. )

Next, place a small bandage horizontally on the outside of your most painful knee.

Then place the other strip right on top of the previous one, making sure to apply tension to both.

stretchy athletic tape

stretchy athletic tape can ease hamstring injuries

Start with the stretchy athletic tape on the outside of your right knee and end at the top of your hamstrings under your glutes.

Paste it on the other side in the same way. Make sure your leg is straight when using the bandage.

Next, place a small horizontal bandage on the most painful part of the hamstring. Make sure to tighten and apply pressure.

Then place another horizontal bandage (the same size as the other) in the same place. You have to pull hard to get the tension.

stretchy athletic tape may relieve medial tibial stress syndrome

Start at the toes and wrap the calf with a bandage.

Then put a small stretchy athletic tape on your shin, just below the area where you feel the most pain. Tighten the belt.

Repeat with a small horizontal bandage where you feel the most pain. Pull hard so that you feel tense.

Stretchy athletic tape Can Be Used When Running Knee Pain

Usually, the pain occurs near the knee or patellar tendon. Bend your knee and, maintaining a slightly relaxed position, apply the bandage diagonally from the lower left side of the kneecap to the upper part of the knee.

Repeat on the other side, keeping the outside of the knee. Next, place a small horizontal bandage where you feel the most pain and pull hard.

plantar fasciitis

Apply the stretchy athletic tape vertically from your metatarsal to the back of your heel. Place a slightly smaller strap horizontally at the bottom of your heel and pull tight to create tension. Repeat the application of the lateral bandage until the entire sole of the foot is covered.

Wikipedia's explanation of tape bandage

Table of Contents

Want to get related products?

Wemade specializes in producing kinesiology tape, sports tape, cohesive bandages, and boob tape. Please get in touch with us to get the ex-factory price.

Don’t Stop Here

More To Explore


What is a kinesiology tape for foot pain?

Kinesiology tape for foot pain is a physical therapy tape, a muscle tape made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex and acrylic adhesive; its material characteristics make it breathable and elastic. Kinesiology tape for foot pain helps muscles move to improve

Keep in touch

Fill in your details and we’ll get back to you in no time.

Keep in touch

Please fill in your email to get the product catalog.