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APPLICATION OVERVIEW

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 SKIN

Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area.

ACTIVATE ADHESIVE

After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive

heel

STRIP ONE

  • strip-one

    ANCHOR: middle of full strip of tape over point of pain with 80% stretch

  • strip-one

    APPLY: ends of each side of tape without stretch

STRIP TWO

  • strip-two

    ANCHOR: middle of full strip of tape on back of heel with 80% stretch

  • strip-two

    APPLY: lay ends down without stretch

STRIP THREE

  • strip-three

    ANCHOR: full strip on midsole of foot

  • strip-three

    APPLY: tape up Achilles tendon with 50% stretch

  • strip-three

    FINISH: lay last two inches of tape down without stretch