15 Nov How to tape Achilles
Achilles pain? Here’s how to tape your own Achilles with kinesiology tape!👇🏼👇🏼
Firstly a little trick is to round the edges of your strips to stop the corners from peeling up. Then position your ankle so your toes are pointing toward your shin (so the tendon is on stretch).
Lay the first 5cm of tape down with no stretch underneath your arch then pull the tape so there is around 50% of stretch and lay it down along the tendon up to the middle of the calf muscle, laying the last 5cm down with no stretch.
Cut a smaller piece and place perpendicular to the original piece directly over the area of pain, pull the tape so there is 50% stretch over the middle section, laying the ends down with no stretch.
If you experience any irritation such as itchiness or redness, remove the tape immediately, otherwise the tape can be worn for 2-3 days if providing pain relief.
Then if you haven’t already I recommend you see a physio for more tailored advice on what’s causing your pain and how to rehab it! 👊🏼 To find a physio in your area of Australia or New Zealand click here.