This next application is for plantar fasciitis which is a condition where pain occurs in the bottom, or plantar, aspect of the foot. This can be caused from overuse, restrictive ankle range of motion, poor fitting or poor supporting shoes, and this is one way we can tape for it. Positioning for this application is to place the ankle in full dorcy flex or to flex the ankle up. I am also extending the toes and placing them against the table to hold them in extension. For my first piece of tape I am going to tear off an Istrip and then create an anchor down by the logo end of the tape.
Right here I am trying no to touch the tape with my own hands that can remove some of the adhesive And from here I am placing that anchor down with no stretch and from here, holding that anchor in place I am going to place moderate to full tension on the tape so a good stretch on there. As I come up over the heel I can now lay that piece down with no tension, especially the end of the tape or the anchor. And now I am just going to rub that on, you can use some of the paper.
Make sure that’s adhering by creating some friction some heat. The second part of this application is to tear off another I strip. I am going to again tear an anchor off the logo end of the tape. Then if the point of pain is by the heel or just ahead of that that is where you will want to lay this tape over. I am going to anchor this on the outside of the foot anchoring it down with no tension. From here I’m going to put full stretch on that tape as I come up across the arch.
KT Tape Plantar Fasciitis II
Just below the anklebone I am going to ease that tension off and then lay the remainder of the tape with no stretch. So again no stretch on the anchor, full stretch across the arch, and as you get up to the ankle bone the malleolus I’m going to ease that tension off, and then no tension. If this does not reduce the symptoms, or if your symptoms the pain moves back towards the heel slightly you can now take a third piece of tape again forming an anchor down by the logo end of the tape,.
And place this overlapping that first piece by half again no stretch on this portion of the tape. Full stretch across the bottom of the foot as I come up the inside or medial portion of the ankle I can ease that tension off right below that ankle bone that malleolus again, and then lay the remainder of the tape down with no stretch. Ok, now I am going to give that a good, vigorous rub with the paper just again to create some friction and some heat and that creates some good adherence of that tape to the skin.