Your most frequently asked questions and our answers.
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Your most frequently asked questions and our answers.
TRUETAPE is an elastic sports tape, also called kinesiology tape. It can be used for support during sports as well as in the treatment of sports injuries and symptoms of overuse.
* TRUETAPE is available in pre-cut strips (precuts). You can start taping up straight away.
You can conveniently use TRUETAPE at home:
1. Choose your TRUETAPE: Each roll of TRUETAPE has 20 pre-cut, tear-off strips.
2. Taping with a tutorial: At our Tutorial section, you will find over 50 video and photo tutorials on how to tape yourself up. We will show you exactly how you can tape up correctly to treat your problem yourself.
3. Stays attached for up to 7 days: TRUETAPE can be worn directly on the skin for many days. You don’t need to worry about sweating or taking a shower or even a bath.
TRUETAPE can be used for ailments of the musculoskeletal system. There are many different areas of application for kinesiology tapes, ranging from typical sports injuries such as muscle injuries and irritations, tendon insertions as well as muscular tensions, sore muscles, bruises, swelling, and much more. In our Tutorials section, we have over 50 different taping instructions to treat problems from head to toe.*
To be short, sweet and to the point, no. The colors do not influence the elastic properties or adhesive qualities of our tapes. You can simply choose the tape color that you like best.
Yes, you can! In fact, we’ve developed TRUETAPE with exactly this in mind. With our pre-cut tape strips and over 50 step-by-step video and photo tutorials on how to tape yourself up, you can’t go wrong. All tutorials were developed and tested by doctors and physiotherapists.
We recommend not wearing TRUETAPE for longer than 7 days on end, to prevent the skin from drying out excessively. Each strip of tape is intended for single use only. After removing the tape from skin or after the tape has become unstuck you should not apply it again straight away.
No! The only way to harm yourself is by grossly violating our instructions of use. If you follow our instructions when using TRUETAPE, nothing can go wrong. However, if you have an allergic reaction to acrylic adhesives (bandage allergy), you should carefully test tolerance beforehand.
Of course! However, please wait for at least 2 hours after applying the TRUETAPE. This allows enough time for the adhesive to bond well to the skin.
You should always ensure that the skin is clean, dry, and free of creams and lotions. Excessive body hair should be removed with a trimmer before application, to improve tape durability. After taping, you should only make sure that you don’t expose the taped area to direct heat, such as a hot-water bottle or heating pad. Heating increases the adhesive effect, which might make it more difficult to remove the tape.
Yes, you can. However, to make sure that there aren’t any personal contraindications (reasons to avoid taping), you should always ask your doctor or therapist for approval beforehand.
The intensity of the application can be easily adjusted individually:
You can use the TRUEBALL almost all over the body and also roll out hard-to-reach parts of the body without assistance. However, please note that you should not roll with high pressure directly over bony structures, larger blood vessels or nerves.
The TRUEBALL is a genuine natural product. Because cork is a renewable resource obtained by peeling cork oak trees. Cork makes the TRUEBALL non-slip on many surfaces and enables an even more targeted massage due to its high firmness.
Thanks to its diameter of 8 cm, the TRUEBALL also has the perfect size to roll out both smaller and larger muscle groups.
The TRUEBALL is produced in Portugal. The cork is sourced from Portuguese cork oaks, which are mainly found in the south of the country. A cork oak can be peeled every nine years from an age of about 20 to 30 years. Luckily, the tree is not damaged in the process and even binds more atmospheric CO2 when peeled than before!
You are absolutely correct. Most CGM sensors have a strong adhesive and last quite well on the skin. However, they have their weaknesses especially during physical activity, in the water or for active children. With our patches, your CGM sensor will stay put as long as it should.
The elastic cotton material is permeable to air and liquids. It also does not interfere with the signal or the connection to the transmitter. Due to the high breathability of the woven fibers, there is also good ventilation of the skin under the patch. Before applying the patch, the skin around the sensor should be cleaned so that no blood or dirt is trapped under the patch. Please check with the sensor manufacturer's guidelines.
We recommend that you exchange the patch after 7 days. That means you should plan on up to 2 patches per sensor. However, our tests have shown, that the patch could last for up to 14 days at a time without coming off entirely.
We have developed our sensor patch so that it lasts as long as possible on the skin, it is easy to apply without wrinkles and it is as gentle as possible on the skin. You can find all the information on how to apply the patches correctly in the instruction leaflet that comes with the Sensorpatches or directly here.
You can buy TRUETAPE on the Amazon platform of your choice – amazon.co.uk, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.it, amazon.es – or directly here on the TRUETAPE Online Shop.
In our online shop TRUETAPE can be purchased in, and delivered to, the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg and Czech Republic.
TRUETAPE can be purchased in, and delivered to, the following countries via Amazon: Germany, Austria, UK, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Estonia.