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RockTape has become the “go-to” option for taping for knee pain, whether it be in children or adolescents, weekend warriors, tradies or even the older population with arthritis pain.  Due to the flexible nature of RockTape, it allows full range of movement for everyday tasks and sporting activities, as well as being comfortable and providing a sense of support without unnecessarily restricting movement.  RockTape is also hypoallergenic, containing no latex or zinc oxide, and this makes it suitable for most people, even those with allergies to some of the traditional tapes.  Some knee conditions that people like to use RockTape for include:

  • Patellofemoral pain, which can be called runner’s knee, anterior knee pain, maltracking patella/kneecap amongst other terms
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s condition
  • Patella tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Resolving ligament injuries such as medial collateral ligament injuries

As the saying goes, “there are many ways to skin a cat”.  Whilst we are not sure whether this is in fact true (nor are we particularly keen to find out!), there are certainly many ways to RockTape a knee.  Everyone has their favourite method, and the good news is that the best way is the way that works for you!  Provided that all the RockTape pieces start and finish on skin, with rounded corners, then you should get 3-5 days out of every application.  The best application for knee pain depends on:

  1. What is the likely cause of the pain?
  2. What activities will you be doing with RockTape in place?
  3. What size RockTape do you have on hand- 5cm or 10cm width?
  4. Which method you find the easiest to apply?

Check out our demonstration videos for one example of how to RockTape your knee –   Or you can ask your healthcare practitioner what will be the best way for you.  Or feel free to email us at for some guidance.