Physical therapy uses techniques and modalities which is almost impossible to count one of the modalities of physical therapy is kinesiology
If you feel any undesirable pain or sharp pain in your heel or on the other side of your foot you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis in this condition you may benefit from the treatment of kinesiology in this treatment kinesiology tape is used to treat your foot and heel pain
It is a condition in which the inflammation or irritation of the plantar fascia occurs which is the thick band of tissues of the heel that run from your heel to toes and provide shape and stability to your foot. If your daily life involves activities with excessive stretching on heels such as climbing stairs repeatedly or certain sports then your plantar fasciitis will become inflamed. Due to inflammation of plantar fasciitis, your daily activities even walking can be compromised because of pain. A physical therapist will successfully manage this condition and reduce the inflammation of plantar fasciitis so that you can return be your normal life.
Applying Kinesiology Tape to Your Foot
Your physical therapist will recommend you to apply kinesiology tape but be sure to discuss with your physical therapist how to apply the tape properly and if it is safe for you or not
Physical therapists can help you to determine if this tape will likely benefit you or not. Some people with medical conditions are not allowed to use this step because it is not favorable for them
- To apply the tape to your foot you may need the help of a physical therapist or a friend.
- for applying the tape first of all keep your food in front of you and slightly flex your toes towards the journey
- Apply left strip when your foot is in 75% to 100% stretch position secure the end of your strips
- there must be no tension on the upper side of your foot it will be only on the lower side
- repeat this procedure two to three times and make sure that every new strip is slightly overlapping on the previous trips so that all the Middle arch is covered
- In some cases, you can also use and I strip for your food
It should be comfortable and should not be folded. The tape can be used for 3 to 5 days and after that, it may get wet and start to peel off on its own. You can remove it and can refresh the tape.
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