KT Tape for Plantar Fasciitis

Monday, 1 September 2014  |  Paul

KT tapes have a variety of uses creating your own custom supports on your body. KT taping yourself in different ways can create similar support levels to certain sports supports and braces, this method offers several advantages as KT Tapes are long wearing, comfortable and move with you.

You can use KT Tape for Plantar Fasciitis (also known as Heel Spurs) which is a very common condition. KT taping for Plantar Fasciitis is growing in popularity as this is a very common foot condition that can affect around 10% of the population at any given time and causes pain in the heel.

Heel pain with this condition can be most commonly felt first thing in the morning during your first few steps of the day as you get out of bed. This condition if usually caused by the Plantar Fascia tissue becoming damaged causing the area and the heel to become inflamed resulting in pain. People often experience this pain during walking and daily activities and KT tape can be used to help remedy this pain.

What is KT Tape?

KT Tape is a tape which is applied directly onto the skin, it is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries including KT taping for Plantar Fasciitis. It is available in many colours so you can choose a subtle look for brightly coloured look. KT tape for Plantar Fasciitis can help to provide round the clock relief for days at a time.

Does KT Tape work for Plantar Fasciitis?

Using KT Tape for Plantar Fasciitis has been known to give great results in alleviating pain and promoting the healing process in the sole of the foot. KT Tape creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with insoles or arch supports. KT Taping for Plantar Fasciitis creates a custom and comfortable support which can be worn for days and moves with your foot.

How does KT Tape work for Plantar Fasciitis?

KT Taping for Plantar Fasciitis provides comfortable and customisable support to the arch of the foot which helps to relax the foot and reduce therefore reduces inflammation and heel pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis.

KT Tape instructions for Plantar Fasciitis

  1. Flex your ankle and pull your toes up with one hand so that your foot is fully stretched out and extended. Anchor the KT Tape by sticking the first inch or so firmly onto the ball of your foot just after your toes to anchor the tape. With the beginning of the KT Tape secured down stretch the length of the KT Tape out as far as it will go then relax the stretch back in by about half the length leaving you with a 50% stretch and apply the tape in this stretched form along the sole of the foot and up the back of the ankle to secure it.
  2. Place another length of tape on the outer part of the foot just before the heel and just hold the tape there as you run the length of it up the inside of your foot. Stick and secure it on the inside of the calf by sticking the first inch or so to the skin. Smooth and stick the tape down on the skin to the ankle bone. Stretch the tape as you then bring it round under the foot and stick it along the arch. Then relax the tape so it is not stretched as you stick the last bit down on the outside of your foot to secure it.
  3. Apply the final length of KT tape over the last piece you applied, stick and anchor it just behind this piece and at an angle down towards your toes. Stretch the tape as you smooth it underneath your arch alongside the previous length of tape and then anchor it on the outside of the foot when it reaches this part.

KT Tape reviews for Plantar Fasciitis

Excellent product – “I used this tape for plantar fasciitis & found it easy to apply. It has eased my problem & enabled me to continue exercising. I'm also pleased with excellent service from this site.”

Service – “Excellent fast and professional service from this Company. Very helpful KT tape but need to wear for a more extended period before full evaluation.”

KT tape – “Great product, swift delivery...”

Excellent service – “Tape arrived quickly and at a good price works well.”

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