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Achilles Tendon Pain Hiking

Achilles Tendonitis Pain and Achilles Bursitis Do I have it

Hi, this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sports Physiotherapy in North Vancouver, and I’m out today for a nice walk on the gorgeous North Shore, take a look at the view here. It’s beautiful. So today I wanted to talk about achilles tendon pain now that everyone is back to running, training, getting ready for marathons and getting back in the groove of hiking and especially soccer. I coach soccer, young girls soccer and now we start to see a lot of problems with achilles tendon pain and foot pain.

So achilles tendon pain is basically pain down at the foot. So down here where you look at my shoe, the achilles tendon is where the calf comes down and attaches down onto the heal bone. So in some cases. people get pain right down at the attachment or in the mid tendon or up where the muscle tendon junction is. So basically, the muscle and the tendon come together and sometimes people can get pain in the bursa which is kind of inbetween the tendon and the lower leg bone.

If you’re having troubles like this, check out our website for more information bodyworks.ca or give us a call at 6049836616 and we can help figure out what is going on and how to move it better.

KT Tape Ankle Stability

Music Hi I´m am Chris Harper and with me is Makayla and we’re here to demonstrate an application for ankle stability this could be used for any number of issues involving ankle pain. Some causes may be ankle sprains, weakness, or instability. KT tape helps treat this condition by providing support and stability to the ankle. For this application we’re going to place the ankle in a neutral or ninetydegree position. We going to take our first full strip.

And we’re going to twist and tear the paperback backing of one end and removing that, this creates an anchor, but before we apply that anchor we need to measure where to place this. So we’re going to place the torn end just on the inside of the heel going up under the heel then applying that anchor with absolutely no stretch. The next step is to remove the majority of the paper backing but leaving just a little bit on the end to hang onto as you want to avoid.

Touching the adhesive part of the tape with your hands and we’re going to lie that down to just the outside part of the ankle and then from there we’re going to start applying a stretch at about fifty percent going up in under the heel and then laying that down. And then from here we’re just going to lay the remainder of the tape with absolutely no stretch on it. Great! Give that a little bit of a rub, create some friction and heat.

And help adhesion to the skin And we’re going to take our next full strip, and just like the first we’re going to twist and tear the paper backing to create and anchor point and again like the first piece use the end that we did not tear to measure around the foot about point of the arch on the outside part of the foot and as that tapecomes around we’re going to apply the anchor.

To the inside part of the foot give that a good rub and this anchor is going on with absolutely no stretch. We’re going to begin by removing the paper backing leaving a little bit on the paper to hang on to. applying even pressure with your finger we’re going to put a fifty percent stretch on this tape as we go around the heel and the outside part of the foot and then under the heel.

So just under the arch leaving that lasts a little bit to lay down with absolutely no stretch. Ok, and now for our last fall strip of tape once again we’re going to twist and tear that paper backing removing that piece to create an anchor point then just like that second piece we applied we’re going to measure this by taking the end that we did not tear to about the midpoint of the foot. And then applying the anchor now on the outside part of the foot. This just helps us get the right measurement of the tape.

From here we’re going to peel the paper backing off leaving a little bit on the end, just enough to hang on to so we don’t touch that adhesive part of the tape go around the heel with about fifty percent stretch than under the heel and then as we end the tape we’re going to take remaining paper off and that last little bit we’re going to lay down with absolutely no stretch on the tape.

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