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Just wanted to give a quick update for anyone who might not have already heard. I went last week for a follow-up. I was actually in a lot of pain, as much pain as when the injury began. The x-ray did not show any fractures, BUT I was told that I could still have a fracture. I will need a bone scan or MRI to completely rule out any fractures. What did show up, however,

#TuesdayTidbit - Kinesiology Tape


Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Ok, so I used to laugh when I saw people wearing 'tape'. I mean, come on, it's just tape, what can it really do?

And then I had the opportunity to try Kinesiology tape from Poetic Health and provide a giveaway.  Even as I was applying it I was skeptical. I did mess up the first piece, but after a couple of tries I was getting pretty good at how much stretch that I wanted for support.

Check out this video of my first time trying the tape.



The tape stayed on until I took it off (I should have rounded the corners though. I'll do that next time). I could feel the support, but it wasn't 'too much'. I could have also added more tape or more tension for a little extra support. Plus, I'm finding there are a lot of different ways that you can wrap.

Kinesio tape can be used for ankles, knees, arms, legs, back etc.. I think you get the idea.

Today, I tried it out on a hike with Lil Man on the Appalachian trail. We climbed up, down and over a lot of rocks and roots. But check out this view.


My ankle is still a little swollen from this past weekend's run (I Ran. I walked. I fell. I Bled. It was Awesome), and I felt it needed a little extra support.

I only taped one ankle (the one that's a little injured) and there was a significant difference between the taped and un-taped ankle. I could definitely feel the stability with the ankle that was taped with the Kinesiology tape from Poetic Health.

I am now a believer in Kinesio tape, and yes, I plan to use it regulary - especially when I'm out on the trails.

One of you could also win a roll of Kinesiology tape from Poetic Health. Simply enter the giveaway below.



Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents, void where prohibited. Must be 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.




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  1. I use tape on my feet for races and it works great!

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  2. I have never tried this but you see athletes using it. Looks so interesting!

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