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Stay in the Game with KT-TAPE

Earlier this year, I filmed a series of golf tips for my Cardiogolf Video Series (available this summer) and, at the time of filming, I suffered a bout of ‘tennis elbow.’  ‘Tennis elbow’ is a term used to describe the pain that develops on the outside portion of a person’s upper arm. While I have played tennis in the past, I actually got ‘tennis elbow’ from playing golf.  Many tennis players develop this condition, but golfer’s also suffer from this affliction, due to the repetitive motion of the golf swing.

‘Tennis elbow’ is the inflammation of the outside portion of the elbow resulting in soreness and tenderness. Causes of tennis elbow may include overuse or gripping objects too tightly.

To help alliviate my pain and get me ‘back in the game’, so I could film my Cardiogolf video tips, I used KT TAPE on my arm. The green tape that you see on the outside of my left arm in the photo.

KT TAPE helps treat this condition by relieving pressure, relaxing associated muscles, and increasing circulation.

What is KT TAPE

KT TAPE is an elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support. World class athletes have been using  it for years because of its ability to accelerate healing, increase circulation and relieve muscle pain and swelling, which can help improve performance.

How does KT TAPE work-

KT TAPE is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps you remain active while recovering from injuries. KT TAPE creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy bracing.

For me KT TAPE has allowed me to play, practice and teach golf with much less pain. But don’t just take my word you should try it yourself.

Click here to see how to use KT TAPE for ‘tennis elbow’.

KT Tape is For Me

If you watched Michelle Wie win the Women’s US Open back in 2014, then you may have thought to yourself ‘what’s the deal with the weird tape on her leg.’  I did too, so I did some research and found out it that it is special tape to relieve pain from injury.  I had some aches and pains, so I was wondering if the tape would help me too.

                            Photo USGA.org

According to studies,  62 percent of amateurs will sustain a significant golf injury, typically because they’re out of shape, have poor swing mechanics, or don’t adequately warm up. For the professional golfer, that number is even higher—85 percent—but their injuries tend to come from over-use and/or from an acute injuries like hitting a root or a tree.

Many golfers, like myself, have suffered through rounds of golf because of pain in joints and muscles. In particular, I have suffered with tendontisis in my right elbow from over-use  on and off the golf course for more than two years.  I have tried all sorts of treatments, including shots, medication and therapy, but the treatment that has helped me the most is using tape. But not just any tape: it’s got to be KT TAPE.

What is KT TAPE

KT TAPE is an elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support. World class athletes have been using  it for years because of its ability to accelerate healing, increase circulation and relieve muscle pain and swelling, which can help improve performance.

How does KT TAPE work-

KT TAPE is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps you remain active while recovering from injuries. KT TAPE creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy bracing.

For me KT TAPE has allowed me to play, practice and teach golf with much less pain. But don’t just take my word you should try it yourself.

 Tendonitis in the Elbows-

Tendonitis (irritation and inflammation of the tendon tissue) is the most common condition affecting the elbow.  It is frequently referred to as “tennis elbow” when there is an injury to the outer tendon, and “golfer’s elbow” when there is an injury to the inner tendon.  Interestingly enough, most golfers suffer more from “tennis elbow” than “golfer’s elbow.”

The risk of getting tendonitis increases with age, and is higher in people who routinely perform activities that require repetitive movements that increase stress on susceptible tendons, such as hitting golf balls. In addition, even with less repetition, these type of injuries can be aggravated by an improper swing motion.

Treatment focuses on resting the injured tendon to allow healing, decreasing inflammation, promoting muscle strength, and improving improper swing mechanics. In most patients, tendonitis readily resolves with treatment.

Click on the videos below to see how to properly apply KT TAPE.