Kinesiology tape is lightweight and very comfortable to wear. You can use it for several types of injuries including knee fractures, shin splints and lower back pain. KT tape not only looks good, but it provides around the clock relief per application. It is made of a latex-free hypoallergenic cotton fiber with an acrylic heat-activated backing that stretches only along its longitudinal axis. You can wear it in water and it stays in place through humidity, strain and sweat.