What Is Tape?
Taping is a relatively easy and effective method when it comes to treating Foot Tendonitis. Athletic tape (which is sometimes called sports tape or kinesiology tape) is designed to provide your injured muscles, tendons and ligaments with support and protection. While many professional and amateur athletes have been taping for years, it has recently become more popular with the general public. Along with giving your tissue additional support and protection, it can also help relieve inflammation and prevent re-injury.
How Do I Tape My Foot?
How you tape your foot will depend on what kind of Foot Tendonitis you have and where it is located. Applications will differ depending on these factors. There are many different websites and videos online that show various taping applications. It’s always best to try several different applications before settling on one. This website is an excellent resource for taping instructions: How to Tape Injuries. Whether you have Plantar Fasciitis, Peroneal Tendonitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Metatarsalgia, Extensor Tendonitis, Tarsal Tunnel, Posterior Tibial Tendonitis – virtually any kind of Foot Tendonitis – there will be at least one application out there for it.
What Kind of Tape Do I Need?
There are different brands and varieties of tape out there, so do your best to choose the one that best suits your needs. There are various colors, widths, lengths and styles of tape. If you have smaller feet, you’re probably not going to need an extra-wide variety of tape. If you’re an athlete of any kind, you may want to select a waterproof or reflective style of tape.
When Should I Use My Tape?
Tape is great to wear pretty much any time, but especially when you’re being active. You can wear the tape on your foot while you’re at rest, when you’re at work, around the house and more. One tape application usually lasts a day or two, then needs to be removed. Once you remove the tape, you can re-apply it for a fresh application. If you’re using other treatment modalities, like a cold compression wrap, wear your tape any time you’re not doing other treatments or using other products.