Turf Toe (a sprain of the metatarsophalangeal joint) is a condition that results from acute or chronic hyperextension of the big toe. The condition affects both the joint and the connective tissue resulting in painful inflammation and bruising. Often times the ligaments and tendons are stretched, and in severe cases torn. Greater risk occurs when one wears flexible footwear meant to grab the running surface, such as soccer cleats, or if one has greater than normal range of motion in the ankle. KT Tape helps to treat turf toe by providing stability and support while maintaining a healthy range of motion.
BEFORE YOU START
YOU WILL NEED
1 strip of KT Tape cut vertically
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: cut narrow strip to three inch length and apply under big toe with 80% stretch
APPLY: lay ends down around toe without stretch
ANCHOR: narrow strip slightly behind the heel
APPLY: lay tape under foot without stretch to big toe and anchor on toenail