How to apply Tape: Ball of Foot
Pain at the ball of the foot is most often caused by inflammation due to overuse in active people. Other common causes include poorly fit or worn out shoes, weight gain, contusions or bruising, plantar fasciitis, or nerve issues related to diabetes.
The pain can be felt while weight bearing, or to the touch. The pain can range from dull and achy to very sharp and a burning sensation. In short, the pain at the ball of the foot varies significantly and often needs special diagnosis to identify the specific problem.
Typical treatment of these conditions includes critical rest, ice, inserts or orthotics, and light massage or stretching. KT Tape can greatly speed the pace of recovery and significantly relieve the pain through the process*. It’s very hard for anyone to stay off their feet, so often time foot problems take a very long time to hear. Those who have used KT Tape to alleviate the strain they put on their feet and promote healing have seen great results and decreased recovery times.
What you need
2 strips of KT TAPE
1 full 25cm strip
1 full 25cm strip cut in half
Apple before activity
Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area
Place foot in neutral position.
ANCHOR: Anchor the middle of a half strip of tape over the point of pain with 80% stretch.
FINISH: Lay down the ends without stretch.
ANCHOR: Point toes up. Anchor a full strip behind the toes.
APPLY: Apply the tape down the foot and up the back of the heel with 50% stretch.
APPLY: Lay the last two inches of the tape down without stretch.
FINISH: Smooth the tape against the skin.
CAUTION: If you have skin sensitivities, cancer, or are pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or sore. KT TAPE® is not a replacement for professional medical care. Warranties and remedies limited to product replacement cost. READ ALL CAUTIONS ON ENCLOSED INSTRUCTION SHEET PRIOR TO USE.