07 Mar Taping for Plantar Fasciitis
Heel or arch pain from Plantar Fasciitis? Here’s how to tape it yourself with kinesiology tape! 👇🏼👇🏼
Firstly a little trick is to round the edges of your strips to stop the corners from peeling up. Then, sit with your foot and ankle crossed over your other knee and place the ankle, foot and toes in an up position (on stretch).
Lay the first 5cm of tape down with no stretch in the middle of your foot just below your toes, then pull the tape so there is around 50% of stretch. Lay it down along the sole of your foot and over your achilles tendon, laying the last 5cm down with no stretch.
Cut a smaller piece and place perpendicular to the original piece directly over the area of most pain. Pull the tape so there is 50% stretch over the arch the ankle, then lay 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 Plantar Fasciitis and how to rehab it!
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