If you’ve been keeping up with our #TapeTuesday series, you know that this isn’t our first plantar fasciitis kinesiology taping technique. Plantar fasciitis is an incredibly common ailment from athletes to everyday people, and not all injuries are the same. Keep both methods in mind and utilize as you deem appropriate in your unique care! And remember; kinesiology tape like TheraBand Kinesiology Tape has been proven to be effective in alleviating pain from plantar fasciitis after just one week of continuous use over traditional physical therapy programs (Tsai CT et al 2010).
Plantar Fasciitis Kinesiology Taping Technique
Dr. Phil Page continues his Dr. Page’s Kinesiology Taping 101 Series with this simple two-piece taping technique! Follow these steps:
- Begin with one fan-cut, foot length piece of kinesiology tape, as well as one short I-strip.
- Apply the anchor to the base of the foot without any tension.
- Apply each piece of the fan strip just above the metatarsal head at 25-50% tension, applying each end anchor with no tension.
- Applying the base at the top of the foot, wrap this piece around the bottom of the foot to provide medial arch support at 50%, applying the second anchor with no tension.
Watch Dr.Page in action as he applies this technique to a patient!