Friday, May 31, 2013

KT Tape Review and Giveaway!

If you are anything like me then you have had some running related injuries.  Bad knees run in my family (I think my mom has had something like 7 surgeries on the one knee) so almost as soon as I started running my left knee started acting up... then my right.  I am noticing some relief as I continue to lose weight so hopefully this isn't a forever thing!

Then my left foot was acting crazy and I self-diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis.  If you have read my past posts of whining about this it was driving me NUTS! It was way worse than the mild knee pain I was getting so I started searching what I needed to do to make the pain stop.  Enter KT Tape.
Common sight in my house.. Pretty Pink KT Tape

Everywhere I looked, I heard about KT tape.  I was pretty skeptical about how this tape could be of any help.  I held onto that skepticism clear up until I applied it.  As you are putting it on, it doesn't really seem to be doing anything at all. But let me tell you that as soon as I started walking around, and running, with the PF application on my foot I could tell a huge difference.  I didn't have the sharp pain in my arch that I had been dealing with and it felt very supported and I didn't even notice the tape was there! It was my wonder solution!  Now, if I start feeling any discomfort at all in my foot I am pulling out the tape!

The great thing about KT Tape is they have multiple videos showing you all different applications for many injuries and those videos show you how to tape yourself.  Also, they have forums where you can post your area of pain or issue and the wonderful people on there will recommend an app for you complete with picture showing how to apply it.
The crafter in me really loves the little container it comes in!

The tape is very sticky and I have had applications stay on easily for 3-4 days (this can be up to a week in areas other than the foot).  It stays on pretty well in water and you can swim in it! Important for summer but I am sure those tan lines would get interesting! =)

Another thing that I love about this tape is that it is precut into strips that easily tear off the roll.  No need for scissors (unless you use one of the apps that has you cut a strip in half.)

This is one of those things that are going on my "runner's essentials" list!

So, you are excited to try KT tape out as well aren't you? 2 lucky winners will get the chance to! Just enter in the rafflecopter below.  The drawing will run from now through May 9th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Open to US residents only. I was not compensated by KT Tape in any way and all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I have been thinking I might try KT on my knees. My left knee is starting to bug me quite a bit and my right isn't much better. I was hoping it was because I upped my mileage, but my mom has lots of knee issues/surgery as well, so I may have to accept that knee issues are going to be the norm around here. I had BAD PF for about 10 months, could barely walk. Tape helped, but I never tried KT!

  2. I LOVE my KT tape- I have used black, laser blue, and pink (I don't like the blue it didn't stick as well). I think I would choose purple or winner green.

  3. I have used KT tape for plantar fasciitis and it is fantastic! As soon as my foot started feeling better, I sprained my ankle(same foot). So I have been using KT tape for my ankle. Since my ankle has made me walk a little different, I can feel the PF starting to act back up now that my ankle is getting better. Ugh. I only have plain ol' black KT tape and I would use a combo of the purple and yellow. Might as well look cute while healing!

  4. I would use KT Tape for my poor injured knee... I would love the Blue or Green! :)

  5. As a runner, I've had issues with my shins and knees and would love to see if the KT tape would help me!

  6. I would use the tape when I have ankle issues on long runs or the side of my knee/IT Band. Love Epic Purple, Hero Pink, and Laser Blue!

  7. I'd choose epic purple, and use it on my right hamstring.

  8. OMG, my forearm and and Neon yellow!!