I took up running earlier in the year and recently took part in a 5km event. I don't like to call it a race as I was only running for me.
Anyway, I encountered an injury which has been a niggle on and off for a few years. I struggled to walk for the next couple of days, but rested it and didn't run.
I went for a short run last Sunday and aggravated the knee again so thought I best get some support for it.
Whilst in boots this morning I saw a product called Authentic Kinesio. Link here for website
They do various tapes for different injuries but I saw the one for knee and thought I would give it a try.
The tape goes over and around the muscles to help strengthen and support them while maintaining full movement.
I must admit it did look daunting when I took the tape out of the packet.
So I followed the instructions and applied it to the poorly knee. Once I got started it was easy to apply, and didn't take long.
It is very light weight and you can't really tell you have it on.
The leaflet says you can wear it for 24 hours a day for up to three days. It is also waterproof and you can exercise whilst wearing it.
So I will see how I get on with it and post back each day over the three days.
If anyone else has used this item, comment below and let us know your thoughts on it.
24 hours later.
This is amazing. My knee felt better straight away. Although I must admit I didn't want to believe it incase it was just psychological.
I woke up this morning, and it was like I hadn't hurt it. The only time I have felt any pain was when I was late for the train, so was rushing to get to the station. By the time I got off the train it was fine.
48 hours later.
Things are still looking good. No pain at all today. The tape is still on after showering. Went shopping this afternoon with no problems.
72 hours later.
See you soon.
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