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Ankle Sprain

  1. Try and Guess the Worst Injuries in the NBA and NCAA. [INFOGRAPHIC]

    A sport of springs, jumps, and quick stops is bound to take a toll on the legs, knees, and feet. Basketball players see their fair share of injuries, typically from overuse or minor trauma. Usually, they heal and return to the court. But that's not always the case. Sometime a basketball player who gets blindsided gets sidelined. The following graphic takes a look at some of the worst injuries ever in the NBA, the three most common injuries in the NBA, and how injuries in the NCAA compare.
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  2. Who Runs A Marathon? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Did you run a marathon last year? People are lining up in droves to run the hottest marathons in the US such as the Chicago marathon, one of the Rock n Roll marathons, the LA marathon, or the many others. We know because we are there. In 2011, more than half a million Americans completed a marathon. Each year marathons grow in popularity and exhibit a greater diversity in their participants. However, the number of injuries sustained year after year has remained unchanged. Leave a comment and let us know why you think the number of injuries is not increasing.

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  3. Day to Day Dangers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, popular sporting activities for nearly all ages rack up an impressive number of treated injuries and hospitalizations throughout the year.

    We examine national injury estimates from a CPSC survey of more than 90 hospitals to find out which sports are the most dangerous.

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  4. Young Bloods: The Truth about High School Sports [INFOGRAPHIC]

    High school athletes have always debated which sport is the toughest and most dangerous. The bigger issue, however is safety. As more and more athletes are getting into year-round sports, and competing at higher levels, there is growing concern for the safety of high school athletes and the long term effects that injuries have both on and off the field.

    The following graphic takes a look at which sports are the most dangerous, if boys or girls are getting hurt more, and how much time is being lost for recovery.

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  5. New KT Tape Applications for Hip Flexor, Ankle Stability, & Turf Toe

    Here are three more video's- all requested by our customers on Twitter and Facebook. If you'd like to request a video please let us know.


    First, is an updated version of our hip flexor video. KT Tape helps to relax and support the muscles that make up the hip flexor group so that the healing process can begin. Using KT Tape will help to increase circulation as well as send positive signals to the muscles affected. Additional treatment entails resting, icing, light stretching, and eventually balance and strength training.

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    This video is an update for our ankle sprain application. This application can be used for a variety of ankle issues including ankle sprains, stretched ligaments, inflamed tendons, or general ankle weakness. The added support will give you the confidence and support during the rehabilitation phase of an injury as well as the stability and pain relief during activity.

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    This application is a brand new one for turf toe. KT Tape helps to treat turf toe by providing therapeutic stability and support while maintaining a healthy range of motion. It may take up to 4 weeks for the condition to completely subside, but with KT Tape and the following guidelines, you will certainly reduce the amount of time necessary to return to normal activity levels. If symptoms do not subside at all within 12 hours, consider an X-ray to check for fractures.

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    We have many more new applications to come so check back tomorrow for more. For a full list of new applications see check here. Leave a comment and let us know what you think? Thx!

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  6. Ironman Athletes Race Over 140 Miles With KT Tape

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    The second-ever St. George Ironman kicked off last week, and KT Tape was a major player for many of the Ironman athletes there!  Dr. Jacob Luce of Luce Chiropractic and Dr. Tom Fletcher were two of the sports medicine doctors that treated athletes leading up to the race.

    The winners of the 2011 St. George Ironman winner battled fiercely through high temperatures and a difficult course.  The winner for the men came down to the last mile of the race- with Mathias Hecht (8:32:03) followed closely by Maik Twelsiek who finished less than two minutes behind (8:33:46).  Hecht’s finishing time set a new course record by over eight minutes.

    For the women, Heather Wurtele won her second St. George Ironman (she also won in 2010) with a margin of more than 35 minutes over second place Jackie Arendt (10:06:36).  Despite the heat Wurtele set a new course record with a time of 9:30:33.

    Dr. Luce and Dr. Fletcher were onsite the week leading up to race to treat athletes preparing to compete.  This year the field had 1500 athletes, and the most popular triathlete injuries taped were:

    1. Knee/IT band syndrome

    2. Ankle

    3. Hamstring

    4. Low back

    5. Shoulder

    Click on the links above to view taping instructions for each of these applications.  To view more pictures of athletes taped at the St. George Ironman, visit the KT Tape Facebook page.

    To view race results for the 2011 St. George Ironman, click here.

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  7. What's up this weekend?

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    Friday is here again- what will you be doing this weekend?  We want to know if it includes KT Tape.  Here is a sampling of weekend plans from our KT Tape fans.  Tell us what you're doing!

    “I’m KT Taping my knees tonight and hitting an 8-mile in the morning.” –Mike 

    “I’m KT Taping my heels and running the Tokyo Marathon… wish you guys were here promoting your fantastic product!” –Satoshi 

    “Soccer (futbol) tournament in Riverside, CA… this weekend for my 13 year old girl…” –Jose 

    “I am KT Taping my knee and hitting 7 miels tomorrow, and 13 miles on Sunday!” –Matthew 

    “Tapering for Little Rock” –Daniel 

    “I will be recovering from my vacation where, ironically, I did a whole bunch of KT TAPING… loved it!” –Joe 

    “Performing massages and taping runners at the Disney princess marathon… they really wished you guys were there! LOL” –Desmond 

    “Taping up the foot and shin.  Hyannis half marathon Sunday.  8 weeks to Boston.” –Emmett

    “Tapin’ my athletes at the Western Athletic Conference swim and dive championships in San Antonio!” –Steve

     “Just taped up my knee and ankle for the Walk for Life tomorrow morning!” -Amanda

    Tell us about your weekend plans, and don't forget to check out KT Tape's events and instructions pages before you go!

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  8. What is the Most Popular KT Tape Injury at the Expo?

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    We had a blast last month at the Walt Disney World Marathon Expo.   Over 60,000 fans visited the expo and we taped non-stop through the whole race weekend!   Here are a few of our favorite taping experiences- including the most unusual and most popular injuries we witnessed…

    Favorite Quote from a New Customer: “I have not felt this good in ten years!” –Yoram, after applying KT Tape on his Achilles Tendon for the first time.

     From Pam, Goofy Challenge Finisher:  “I ran the Goofy (39.3 miles within 24 hours) with Plantar Fasciitis and a heel spur… had a WONDERFUL experience and am recovering better than ever because of my KT Tape.  Thank you for the team’s incredible (and hard!) work at the Expo.  You all were wall-to-wall both days.  Grateful.”

     From Andy, a devoted KT Tape user:  “Thanks for running with me and supporting my right ankle throughout the race.  Couldn't have made it to this point without you!  …I look forward to seeing you all… for sure at next year's Disney Marathon! (and everytime I look in my gym bag!! LOL ;)”

     From Mike, a first-time KT Taper:  “I met you this past weekend and you taped up my IT Bands!  I finished my first Marathon and I don’t think I could have done it without your help!”

     From Ron, a frequent KT Taper:  “Thanks for taping my foot both days at Disney. It made a huge difference and I may have not finished the marathon without it. You helped me a lot and a felt like I was getting personalized service which is amazing considering how many people you taped that weekend. You helped a lot of people that weekend. Good job.” From Chelsea, after her first self-application of KT Tape:  "You taped up my dad’s ankles and showed me how to tape my hip yesterday at the Disney running expo.  I just wanted to thank you!  I taped up last night and do not feel any pain in my hip as of yet since the marathon!  My dad also said his ankles and knees feel the best they have after running a long distance!  Thanks for all your help."

     Most Unusual Injury:  “We met at the DisneyWorld race expo.  I am the girl with the 2 inch sewing needle in her foot.  Just thought I would drop you a note to tell you that the weekend went great.  Got through both the 1/2 and the full marathons without any pain.  Yipee!  Between the KT tape and some acupuncture, it made all the difference between what would have been complete agony and a fun Disney experience.  I will definitely be trying the KT tape again in the future and have already recommended it to some of my running friends.  So, thanks for taping up my toe and foot!  Super grateful!”

     Most Popular Injury Taped at Disney Marathon Expo: 

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    As many of you guessed, it’s RUNNER’S KNEE!

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  9. Why We Do What We Do


    This image captures it all- with her daughter on one side, her friend on the other, and KT Tape on her ankle, Blair crossed the finish line victorious in her first marathon ever.

    Can you see her KT Tape?  Here is a hint- it’s in her favorite color- hot pink!

    Blair explains, “I had my foot/ankle taped at the KT Tape booth at the expo. The tape kept my pain at bay for 26.2 miles. This was my first marathon. I love your product- and the fact that the tape is available in hot pink! Thanks!”

    Thank you, Blair!  Your determination and success are an inspiration to us all!

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  10. KT Tape is a Super Idea

    superbowl-xlv-2011The Super Bowl is almost upon us, and it has been an exciting football season with the Steelers and Packers making past their foes.  We can’t wait to get our friends together and watch as Pittsburgh and Green Bay duke it out.  One question remains-- if Steelers rookie center Maurkice Pouncey will be playing.  Pouncey sustained a sprained ankle during the AFC Championship Game.  He has stated he will be playing in the game despite his injury. “I know in my heart that I’m playing in that game” he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    One thing is clear.  We think someone needs to get that boy some KT Tape.  If he wants to play in the biggest game of the year, KT Tape is an extremely smart option.  Our cotton elastic tape is the best kinesiology therapeutic tape on the market and offers superb support while retaining full mobility.

    Hopefully Pouncey’s trainers get their hands on some KT Tape and get him back in on the field.

    Good luck to both teams!

    Are you suffering from an ankle injury like Pouncey?  Go to the KT Tape instruction page online and see how to tape for an ankle sprain.  Get back in the game with KT Tape.

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