The Three Most Common Knee Injuries
Two Gentle Knee Strapping Techniques
Stand up straight with a 38mm roll of tape under the heel of your sore leg.
- Anchors to the above and below the knee area of your leg with Elastoplast Elastic Adhesive Bandage 75mm.
- Another two anchors at the top and bottom of your leg with Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape 38mm for further strength.
- Two diagonal straps of rigid tape. Start the first from the outside of your calf, pass the inside of your knee cap and secure it on the inside of your thigh. Start the second strap from the inside of your calf, pass the inside of your knee cap and secure it on the outside of your thigh.
b. Repeat this taping several times to increase support.
c. Apply two vertical straps (in white) from the top to the bottom anchors on the inside of your leg.
d. Overwrap with the adhesive bandage using an overlapping spiral with a figure-8 at your knee joint to completely cover the rigid tape. This will help provide extra compression and protection.
2. Patella tracking support
Sit down with your sore leg outstretched in front.
a. Attach one anchor across the front of your knee cap using Elastoplast Elastic Adhesive Bandage 75mm and another anchor over the top but just slightly further towards your hips.
b. Apply two horizontal strips of Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape 38mm to one side of the knee and gently pull them (and your patella) across, up or down towards the correct alignment.