Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis
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Achilles Tendonitis
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APPLICATION OVERVIEW

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel and is active during almost all activities including walking, jumping, and swimming. This dense tendon can withstand large forces, but can become inflamed and painful during periods of overuse. Pain results from inflammation (tendonitis) from overuse or trauma or a degenerating tendon (tendinosis). KT Tape helps treat this condition by increasing circulation and support.

BEFORE YOU START

YOU WILL NEED

2 strips of KT TAPE

1 full 10” strip

1 full 10” strip cut in half

APPLY BEFORE ACTIVITY

Apply one hour before beginning activity

CLEAN SKIN

Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area.

ACTIVATE ADHESIVE

After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive

ACHILLES TENDONITIS

STRIP ONE

  • strip-one

    ANCHOR: full strip under bottom of arch with no stretch

  • strip-one

    APPLY: tape up Achilles with 50% stretch

  • strip-one

    FINISH: lay last two inches of tape down without stretch

STRIP TWO

  • strip-two

    ANCHOR: middle of half strip over point of pain

  • strip-two

    FINISH: lay last two inches of tape down without stretch.

STRIP THREE

  • strip-three

    ANCHOR: if pain higher on tendon, anchor middle of a second half strip to another point of pain

  • strip-three

    FINISH: lay last two inches of tape down without stretch