Video: How to Use Kinesio Tape to Prevent Injuries

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The first time many of us noticed kinesio tape was during the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Since then, it seems there has been an ongoing debate as to whether it is effective or if it is a passing fad; some have felt enough pain relief using kinesio tape to swear by it, others remain skeptical.

This article is for the kinesio believers.

Our friends at Runner’s World came together with 3V Health & Fitness and created a series of videos that demonstrate how to use kinesio tape to avoid common running injuries.

Before you begin:

  • before you start using kinesio tape, you should see someone, such as a physiotherapist or physical therapist, who specializes in taping to learn how to properly apply tape before doing so on your own
  • make sure your skin is clean and dry, clean the skin with rubbing alcohol before applying any tape
  • do not apply kinesio tape on any skin surface that is damaged or broken
  • individuals with sensitive skin should apply a test piece to their skin for 24 hours before a full taping. Immediately remove the tape if irritation occurs

Ankle Sprain 

What it is: an injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns in an awkward way.

Achilles Tendinitis 

What it is: an injury of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone

Shin Splints

What is it: pain caused by overuse along the shinbone, the large front bone in the lower leg

Runner’s Knee

What it is: a loose term for several specific disorders, such as overuse, direct trauma to the knee, malalignment, problems with the feet, weak thigh muscles or muscle imbalance

Plantar Fascitis

What it is: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes

FEI is a master distributor for a number of well-known kinesio tapes, including 3B, KT Kinesiology Tape, and Kinesio®. Learn more by visiting our website or contacting us at