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mmaster 01-11-2012 06:31 PM

what's the white cloth thing they tie under the knees?
 
i've been having pain in my knees and was wondering if i should tie some cloth under my knees like rafa and djoker does.

does it actually help knee pains? and do i just tie any old piece of cloth i can find around?

Bartelby 01-11-2012 06:35 PM

Could be the kinesio tape available on this site.

TheOneHander 01-11-2012 07:07 PM

The white "cloth" you see is actually athletic tape. My son, who has Osgood-Schlatter's, puts two layers of tape under his patella during the summer and wears knee braces during the winter. He tried kinesio tape as well, and he really enjoyed it until it irritated his skin. It's not what you see on their knees, though.

mmaster 01-12-2012 05:00 PM

ahh. athletic tape.. thank you so much.
my knees have been killing me from hiking and hopefully this will alleviate some of that pain. i had to start using hiking poles because of this.

so this alleviates the pain by applying pressure on the bottom of the knees somehow?
what's the physiological explanation here?

ATP100 01-12-2012 06:14 PM

I recommend these to every one over thirty who I teach.
Works your calves a little harder first few times you use them.

(It saves your knees)

Mueller Sport Care One Size Moderate Support Level Jumper's Knee Strap

They sell them at Walmart in the Pharmacy Section.

mmaster 01-12-2012 06:44 PM

thank you, the mueller jumpers knee strap moderate seems to be just what i need.

and yea i'm over 30. lol

ordered 2 of these on e-bay item #400255961323
correct ones?

mmaster 01-13-2012 09:59 PM

while i wait for my mueller straps, i went hiking tying the sport bandage below my kneecap today and the difference was amazing. i had an awesome painfree day. it really does make a big difference!

sundaypunch 01-14-2012 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ATP100 (Post 6225913)
I recommend these to every one over thirty who I teach.
Works your calves a little harder first few times you use them.

What about for a person in their early 40's with no history of knee problems?

diredesire 01-14-2012 10:54 PM

It's a "patella strap." Links below for your reference. Do a little research before blindly strapping some gadget onto your knee. If you have no previous problems, don't try to fix something that ain't broke. :confused:

As far as method of doing so, athletic tape works, but a "pro tip" i've seen in the past is actually to use panty hose. Cut the bottom out of the panty hose, and then roll it upwards (on your leg, obviously) until it makes a donut shape. This is much more flexible than Athletic tape (also you don't have to deal with the pulling-out-of-leg-hair problems that you would with AT).

http://www.physioroom.com/how_to_gui...don_taping.php
http://www.physioroom.com/products/p...fael_nadal.php

Hope this helps.

zorcy3 04-19-2012 05:54 AM

Pre Tape
 
We go to a lot of meets and tournaments for my kids. The trainers will put a few turns of foam pre tape on, then roll it up and place it just below the knee cap. It's cheap, everyone should have it in their bag and you can pick colours to match your racquet:shock:


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