Kinesiology Taping to Treat Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain

Physical therapy uses many modalities and techniques. It is nearly impossible to count kinesiology among them. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the heel or other side of the foot. Kinesiology tape can treat this condition.

Plantar Fasciitis

This is when inflammation or irritation occurs in the plantar fascia. The thick band runs from your heel to your toes and provides stability and shape to your feet. Your plantar fasciitis can become inflamed if you stretch your heels repetitively, such as climbing stairs or playing certain sports. Plantar fasciitis can cause pain in your feet, making it difficult to do everyday activities like walking. This condition can be managed by a physical therapist who will reduce inflammation and help you return to normal life.

Apply Kinesiology Tape on Your Feet

Your physical therapist will recommend kinesiology tape. However, you should discuss how to apply it properly and whether it is safe for use.

A physical therapist can evaluate this tape to determine whether it is likely to benefit you. However, this step is not recommended for people with medical conditions.


  • You may need help from a friend or physical therapist in applying the tape to your feet.
  • First, keep your foot close to your face and flex your toes toward the tape.
  • Apply a left strip once your foot is in a stretch position between 75% and 100% to secure the ends of your strips.
  • There must be no tension on your upper foot. It will only be on the lower side
  • Repeat this process two to three more times. Ensure every strip is slightly overlapped from the previous trips to cover the entire Middle arch.
  • You can use an I-strip in some cases to cook your food.

Take care

It should be snug and not need to be folded. You can use the tape for up to five days. After that time, it might get wet and begin to peel away on its own. It is possible to remove the tape and refresh it

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