What Do You, I and Olympic Athletes have in Common? {#Giveaway}

by Susan

I’m sure not an Olympic Athlete. Heck, I’m not athletic at all. But I have something in common with many athletes… I can benefit from athletic sports tape and there’s a good chance you can too!

Disclosure – This is a sponsored giveaway by SpiderTech, but my love for their product is my own.

What do you and this Olympian have in common

In September, I first tried out SpiderTech athletic sports tape and wrote about it at What Is SpiderTech Tape and Why Should You Know?

I was surprised to realize that this intriguing looking tape that I’d seen in sports advertisements could be useful to an out-of-shape mom like me.

But it is.

I may not be in Sochi competing for a medal… ummm, I haven’t even run in a race since elementary school, but I still do need to exercise. And as I shared in my earlier post, I struggle with long-term knee pain that makes it difficult to get the exercise I need to stay in shape.

Well, I discovered that SpiderTech athletic sports tape can help me with that knee pain and keep me on the path to health.

My knee pain is caused from Patellofemoral syndrome (PFS) and it has made it impossible for me to run or use any type of stair climbing machine. Now it’s not like sports tape is going to magically fix my knees and have me signing up for a marathon, but it’s now a valuable tool in helping me manage my knee pain and keep exercising.

What Is It?

spidertech tapeSpiderTech is a non-medicated, pre-cut cotton kinesiology tape that you apply to your body wherever you are experiencing pain.

It’s used regularly by athletes to prevent and treat injuries as well as improve performance.

Visit their website’s education section for more information.

Watch this video to see how it works…

Win $250 Worth of SpiderTech Products

You have a chance to win $250 worth of SpiderTech products and a signed Olympic picture of Olympian and silver medalist from the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dotsie Bausch, one of the SpiderTech athletes.

Find out if SpiderTech can help you and then enter this giveaway below.


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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 anne February 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I would use Spider-Tech Tape on my wrist.


2 Karen Lynch February 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Fan spider for my XC daughter who sometimes gets pain in her shins


3 danielle February 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm

My husband works 60 hrs a week and has back pain so I would get it for his lower back


4 nannypanpan February 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I like wrist 10 pack cause my dad has a weak wrist due to a previous injury


5 Laura Ari February 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I would choose the upper knee 4 pack tin because I have knee problems.


6 DEBIJOT February 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I also could use the althetic sports tape. My right knee tends to throb with pain at different times.


7 Noreen February 16, 2014 at 12:59 am

Gentle lower back


8 amber y February 16, 2014 at 5:12 am

I’d love to have and use the Full Knee 10-Pack. I’m on my feet all day and my knees seem to take the brunt of that.


9 Katherine February 16, 2014 at 6:18 am

The gentle lower back or the neck because that is where I feel all my stress


10 Soozle February 16, 2014 at 6:25 am

I could use the the gentle posture pack or the neck pack as I have issues with discomfort


11 Angella L (Iknow Doyou) February 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

Gentle neck 10 pack because I have a neck injury that can be quite painful and I’m always looking for a tool to help.


12 Janice Cooper February 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

Definitely the gentle lower back. Sometimes I can feel a pain in my back.


13 maggie February 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

I would chose the upper knee 4 pack because my boyfriend has knee problems.


14 Mary W February 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

OUr family could use every product Spider-Tech makes! For me, wrist, knee and back tapes. For my hubby- who is a Triathlete – quad, shin or shoulder tapes.


15 Lori Jackson February 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

My hubby is always lifting heavy items like hot tubs, gazebos etc so I would love to give him some relief.


16 shelly leatham February 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I’d love to try the Gentle Neck 10-Pack because My neck gives me a lot of pain. Hoping it would help!


17 vickie couturier February 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Neck Spider to help with neck an shoulder pain


18 Natalie February 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

I would use spider tech products on my patients. I am a physical therapist and have a variety of conditions/patients that would benefit from these products.


19 Cori Westphal February 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I had surgery on PTT last December, so getting some strength back as I start to run is very important. I feel like the Calf & Arch support would give me just what I need to feel strong and confident as I build strength!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


20 Aqiyl Aniys February 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I can use this on my hamstring.


21 Jessica T February 17, 2014 at 12:46 am

Gentle Lower back for my hubby


22 amanda hardesty February 17, 2014 at 3:04 am

I would get the neck 10 pack because my doctor does this anyway


23 Dawn Monroe February 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Id like to have my husband try the gentle elbow pack because he has tried Ace products and hot and cold packs with no relief.


24 ASHLEY COSSETTE February 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I would love to give the elbow or knee pack to my fiance, he has a lot of trouble with both of them, but lives a very healthy active lifestyle, i hope tihs could help him out a bit!


25 Jenny February 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Thanks, I would love to use this for my elbow when I play tennis.


26 amry still February 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I have neck issues, I would like to try the Gentle Neck.


27 latanya February 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

The kinesiology tape to help with pain


28 sarah jackson February 19, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I think I would like to try the gentle lower back


29 rhoni4 February 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I would choose the tape for my ankle. It would be great if it worked.


30 Tammy S February 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I would love to try the Lower Back tape. This would be great since I have some pain in that area. This stuff is beyond cool!!!


31 Pamela j February 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

My knees cause me great pain this would be helpful.


32 Tammy H February 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

I would choose the Y Strips because I have a bad knee and often have a habit of straining my shoulders. The Y Strip could be used in various places


33 Angel S> February 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Hard choice! Probably the gentle neck 10. Thanks!


34 Helga February 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm

I would like the wrist ten pack for my wrist problems.


35 Debbie Petch February 22, 2014 at 11:32 pm

I would love to apply the tape on my foot. It is always sore!


36 Barbara Platt February 24, 2014 at 4:11 am

Full Knee for my runner grandsons


37 susie king February 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

I would love to try the full knee so I could protect my knees.


38 Billie Hurd February 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

Gentle lower back


39 mrsshukra February 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm

I need the Gentle Neck 10 pack!


40 Linda Meyers-Gabbard February 26, 2014 at 6:50 am

The neck and lower back. Yes I would love to try this.


41 MANUEL VIZCAYA February 26, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I would like to try the one for my Upper Knee


42 Dawn Rader February 26, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I would love to try the lower back tape


43 Elizabeth Nicholson February 27, 2014 at 4:36 am

I would use it on my back.


44 Cynthia Richardson February 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I’d like to try the Wrist for added stability



45 Sadie B. February 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I would like to try the neck tape.


46 liz l February 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Knee pack would be perfect for my husband


47 Sky Evans February 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm

I’d like the lower back.


48 Ashley Fryer March 1, 2014 at 1:27 am

I love that they are precut and can fit any body part.


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