Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis
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APPLICATION OVERVIEW

The plantar fascia, or arch tendon, is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the front of the foot. Arch pain may be triggered by overtraining, poor-fitting or worn shoes, weight gain, over pronation, or abnormal foot structure. KT Tape helps treat this condition by offering support and resting the tissues.

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

PLANTAR FASCIITIS

STRIP ONE

  • strip-one

    ANCHOR: full strip on ball of foot as shown without stretch

  • strip-one

    APPLY: strip along bottom of foot and up back of heel as shown with 50% stretch on tape

  • strip-one

    FINISH: lay end down without stretch and smooth tape against the arch

STRIP TWO

  • strip-two

    ANCHOR: second full strip four inches above inside of ankle without stretch

  • strip-two

    APPLY: tape around bottom of heel and up outside of ankle with 80% stretch on tape

  • strip-two

    FINISH: apply last two inches of tape without stretch

STRIP THREE

  • strip-three

    ANCHOR: full strip slightly behind first strip angled toward the arch without stretch

  • strip-three

    APPLY: tape across arch with 80% stretch

  • strip-three

    FINISH: apply last two inches of tape on outside of foot without stretch