I recently started running again with my friend and neighbor. I have been physically active most of my life, and running was a big part of that. However, in the last few years, my knees have been “talking” to me a little more now than they used to after my runs. So, after much research, I decided to try the Kinesio Tape. I would love to replace my bulky knee braces I usually wear. [Please note that I am NOT a specialist in this field, this is just my experience based on my needs and research. Please be sure to do your own research and consult your physician before beginning any new physical activity]. (This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.)
There is a LOT of information out there on Kinesio Tape. Research using such terms as Kinesio Tape, Kinesio Taping, Elastic Therapeutic Tape will bring up multiple sites explaining the pros and cons of using this sports tape. Always be careful to make sure the information is coming from a reputable entity. There is everything from simple descriptions of its use to videos on how to use it.
So using the instructions in my package of Kinesio Tape, I taped up both my knees and headed out on my run. I figured running on the pavement would be a good test of how well it does. I initially thought I would take a picture of my knees taped up, but, I decided to spare everyone! (You’re welcome!) I was impressed with how comfortable they were and soon forgot I had them on.
In my younger years, one thing I would always experience after running was stiffness and soreness in my knees. I noticed after my first run using the tape, that I didn’t experience that. Now, can I attribute that completely to the taping? Only time will tell. But, I can say that my initial impression of the Kinesio Tape was a good one.
I will keep you posted as I progress on my comeback into running for fitness!
Have you ever used Kinesio tape? If so, how was your experience? We’d love to hear it!