KT Tape Pain on Top of Foot
This application is for dorsal, or top of the foot pain. This may be from several causes though here is a technique you can try. Positioning for this technique is actually placing the foot in full plantar flexion (I am just going to use a towel, rolled up) to allow that full motion of the toes pointing down. What I am going to have you do is tear off an Istrip, and tearing off the end of the tape down by the logo to form an anchor take that paper backing off without touching the adhesive on the tape if you can.
And place that as close to the toes as you can. Again, this is with the foot in full plantar flexion or pointing position and from here what you are going to do is take the paper backing off the tape going over the top of the foot laying that down with no stretch. So neither the anchor, or the middle, or the end of the tape has stretch on it, your foot is actually on stretch. Rubbing that tape on just to create a little friction, a little heat, causing that tape to adhere. From here we can take the foot out of this position.
Bring that foot up if you have some wrinkling on the top of the foot of the tape that is actually what we are looking for. Let’s tear a second Istrip off of this roll, and from here what we are going to do is: we are going to tear the paper in the middle. So once the paper is torn in the middle by stretching the tape you are going to evenly put tension on the tape. So using your thumb or forefingers to do that versus pinching the tape and pulling it we want nice even pressure.
Place that fullstretch tape across the top of the foot (full stretch) and go ahead and lay that down ease off the tension once you are to the side of the foot. From here you are going to lay that tape down on the bottom of the foot no tension on these tails, so again just taking the paper off go ahead and rub that on with some paper backing create a little heat, a little friction that’s to cause that tape to adhere better to the skin. That is how you would tape for dorsal, or top of the foot pain.
KT Tape Top of Foot
I’m Chris Harper, and with me is Makayla, and we’re here to demonstrate an application for top of foot pain. This is when you have pain across the top of the foot and ankle. Some causes of this may be overuse, tight poorly fitting or worn out shoes, running on uneven surfaces may also be a cause. KT Tape helps treat this condition by relieving pressure to reduce pain,.
Relaxes associate muscles, and may increase circulation. For this application, I’m actually going to place a red dot just on top of the foot. Your pain may vary by location, but we’ll just use this as a reference. Okay, and position wise, we’re actually going to place the foot in plantar flexion, or in other words, toes pointing away from the shins. For the first part of this application we’re gonna take a full strip of KT Tape. Folding that in half.
We will take a pair of scissors and cut rounded corners on the folded end of the tape. Rounding the corners helps prevent the tape from rolling up or catching on clothing. We’re then going to twist and tear the backer paper right in the middle of that first piece. Peeling that paper back, being very careful not to touch the adhesive part of the tape.
We’re then going to apply this over that point of pain with eighty percent stretch. So we’re going to stretch that all the way out and then back that off just a little bit, and then place that over the point of pain. We’re going to just pinch off the ends and lay the ends of that tape down with absolutely zero stretch. So the only stretched portion of that piece is in the middle. We’re going to give it a good rub especially on the edges so it sticks well, that creates a little heat. Okay, we’re going to take our second piece,.
And we’re going to tear again right in the middle. This is from that first piece we cut. We’re going to apply nice even pressure with our thumbs, going over at that point of pain once again, just a little bit higher. Eighty percent stretch, peeling off the paper, and laying down the ends with absolutely zero stretch. And for our last piece, we’re going to take a full strip. This time we’re going to tear the tape down by the logo end.
This creates an anchor point that we will place just beyond those first two pieces on the skin, but behind the toes. We’re also going to flex the toes to stretch the skin over that area. We’re going to peel the paper back, but again handling the tape with the paper only. We’re going to now put a fifty percent stretch on this, so a.
Hundredpercent, then backing half way off. And now laying that down on the skin, and in the very top part we’re going to take off that paper, and place that down on the skin with absolutely zero stretch. We’re going to give the whole thing a good rub just to make sure the edges are down over the entire application. A little friction creates heat, heat activates the adhesive on the tape. In fact, KT Tape sticks better to the skin once you get active with it.