How to tape Patellofemoral Syndrome

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Want to know how to easily tape your patella tendon? In this page, we are going to explain step-by-step how to do this by yourself.

Overuse of the patellar tendon due to sports is the most common cause of patellar tendon irritation. This is also known as Patellofemoral Syndrome. This is often accompanied by a stabbing pain. This pain becomes more frequent over time, and it can also become chronic if the patellar tendon is too severely damaged. This tape application is ideally suited to relieve the inflamed area and relieve the pain.

How to tape Patellofemoral Syndrome

Tips for a good knee taping application

  • Is the cause of the complaint or pain clear?
  • Check if there any contraindications for not taping.
  • Before you start taping, carefully read the instructions.
  • Choose a colour of tape, any colour that fits your mood!
  • Round of all the edges to prevent peeling.
  • Do not stretch the tape at the beginning and the end.
  • Rub the tape well for adhesion. Heat activates the adhesive layer.
  • Showering or swimming is possible, pat the tape dry after it gets wet. Do not rub it hard.
  • It is easier to remove the tape with body or massage oil.
Christina peter

Christina’s advice when taping your knee

In the self-taping instructions, I have chosen taping applications that are easy to apply yourself. In order to make this treatment safe, I give practical tips, which you should take into account before, during and after a tape treatment. They are based on my years of practical experience. If the complaints persist, always consult a therapist or doctor.

Christina Peter, Physiotherapist and Tape Instructor

Preparation for taping Patellofemoral Syndrome


Shape: 2 customised I strips.
Number of strips: 2.
Technique: Ligament technique (relaxing tape with maximum/full stretch applied)

Measuring and cutting the tape

Stap 1:

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Cut two strips of tape, each 15 cm long.


Applying the tape to your tendon

Stap 1:

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Stap 2:

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Stap 3:

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  1. Sit on a chair with your knee bent at a 90 degree angle.
  2. Tear the release paper of the first tape in half, fold the paper away on both sides and apply the middle piece of tape diagonally directly to the point of pain with full stretch.
  3. Place the second tape crosswise over the first tape using the same technique. The centre of the cross must be placed exactly over the painpoint.
  4. Finally, rub the tape on well.

Learn how to tape

Want to learn how to apply tape yourself*? We have created the ultimate guide for that! This helpful guide contains:

  • 30 taping instructions for common injuries that taping can help you with
  • 176 pages of clear written instructions
  • 200 step-by-step instructions accompanied by photo’s, illustrations and scannable video’s through QR codes

What are you waiting for? Order your copy today!

*This book is intended for people who want to tape an injury or complaint themselves. If uncertain about the complaint, consult a physiotherapist.

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Please note that the indicated tape applications and information on our website about the possibilities with kinesiology tape have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists.

Contraindications not to tape: pregnancy, open wounds, broken bones, unexplained complaints, allergies and skin diseases, use of medication such as blood thinners, thrombosis and fever. Always apply tape in consultation with a specialist.