The heel takes a great deal of repetitive force with every step and can become susceptible to injury and pain as those steps become forceful. Causes of heel pain may include overuse, repetitive impact, poorly fitting or worn shoes, or ankle or calf tightness. This KT Tape application can relieve heel pain by relaxing associated muscles.
BEFORE YOU START
YOU WILL NEED
3 strips of KT TAPE
APPLY BEFORE ACTIVITY
Apply one hour before beginning activity
Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area.
After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive
ANCHOR: middle of full strip of tape over point of pain with 80% stretch
APPLY: ends of each side of tape without stretch
ANCHOR: middle of full strip of tape on back of heel with 80% stretch
APPLY: lay ends down without stretch
ANCHOR: full strip on midsole of foot
APPLY: tape up Achilles tendon with 50% stretch
FINISH: lay last two inches of tape down without stretch