The three peroneal muscles are located at the surface of the outside of the lower leg. They serve to turn the foot out and push it down (plantarflex). The tendons run behind the ankle bone and connect the muscles to the boney structures of the foot and ankle. Common causes of pain include inversion ankle sprains, breaking into a sprint while off balance, or simply overusing these muscles resulting in inflammation. KT Tape can reduce pain and speed the healing process by increasing circulation, providing stability, and relieving the pressure on the inflamed and painful tendon.
BEFORE YOU START
YOU WILL NEED
2 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: full strip on inside heel without stretch on tape as shown
APPLY: tape around bottom of heel and up to point of pain with 50% stretch
FINISH: apply last two inches of tape without stretch
ANCHOR: full strip on inside arch without stretch on tape
APPLY: tape around heel to outside of foot with 50% stretch
FINISH: apply last two inches without stretch