Plantar fasciitis taping is often used to help reduce stress on the plantar fascia tendon. Taping of the plantar fascia helps to limit movement and thus helps to reduce pain and inflammation. The following are suggestions on how to tape the foot that is causing your pain in order to treat plantar fasciitis.
2. You will get the best result if you will ask someone to tape the foot that is causing problems for you.
3. In order to help the tape stick you should clean your feet first, preferably with a non-moisturizing soap, and then dry them very well.
4. You should lay down on your stomach, for example, on a table or a couch, leaving your foot hanging off of the edge. By allowing your foot to hang off of the edge it will greatly help whomever is taping your foot for you.
5. Your helper should place a base layer of tape around the bottom area of your foot allowing the tape to extend around the ball of your foot.
6. Continue by wrapping the tape around the base of your foot. This piece is the anchor taping layer, so allow the piece to extend along the base of your foot, and the base of your heel then connect it to the tape you have already wrapped around the ball of your foot.
After placing the 1 1/2 inch tape around your foot for the anchor, you should now switch to a smaller sized tape, such as the 1 inch sports injury tape. This tape is small enough that it helps make it easier to wrap around your foot.
7. Start by placing the tape across the bottom of your foot by the joint that is underneath your smallest toe. To hold it into place, tape a loop around the back of your heel. You should end the tape at where you began and cut it off.
8. You should then continue to take the tape and loop it around the back of your heel. Although you will start at the ball of your foot by the joint that is underneath your biggest toe. Continue taping in this manner, alternating back and forth until you have done so three times.
In order to finish the taping you will now need to switch back to the 1 1/2 inch tape.
9. In a horizontal position, place the tape across the bottom of your foot. You should begin at the edge of your foot, continuing at the ball of the foot and ending at the opposite side of the ball of your foot. The combination of all the tape will act as a splint for your foot.
10. You should continue taping until the whole bottom of your foot has been completely taped.
Keep in mind that individual overall results may vary when taping your foot or feet due to plantar fasciitis. Consider the severity of your case and realize that when you do tape your foot it may not help reduce the pain that you are having due to the plantar fasciitis.