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  1. Compression strapping for an acutely sprained ankle
  2. Preventative full ankle strapping
  3. Preventative 'Figure 8' ankle strapping
  4. Offload taping of the Plantar fascia
  5. Patella tendon tape

Even when resting from sport, the Plantar fascia can be painful when walking with Plantar fascitis. This tape technique is designed to prevent tension in this region with the aim of reducing further irritation.

Step 1

First, an anchor is placed around the heel from the lateral to medial border.

 

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Step 2

Then another anchor in the opposite direction.

 

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Step 3

The anchors are then linked by tape strips under the sole of the foot.

 

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Step 4

Note how the Plantar fascia is bunched up in order to tape it in a shortened position.

 

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Step 5

These straps are continued towards the toes, while maintaining the tissue in a shortened position.

 

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Step 6

An end strap goes right round the circumference of the foot, at the point of the end of the two anchors.

 

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Step 7

Then another anchor goes over the torn edges of the strips...

 

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Step 8

to give a neat finish.

 

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