One of the most common injuries that runners face is Plantar Fasciitis. Low Dye Taping is designed to offload the plantar fascia, thus relieving pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis. Low Dye Taping aids in supporting your arch and should be used during exercise but can also be used to support your arch in day to day activities.
What you’ll need
- Rigid tape
Process (see video below)
- Point the foot up to the sky.
- Place an anchor that starts just below the pinkie toe and wraps around the side of the foot over the heel and back up to just below the big toe.
- Starting from the pinkie toe, secure the anchor with a piece of tape that wraps around the foot, making sure to alleviate any tension before securing it.
- Slightly overlapping the last piece of tape, starting from the anchor on the side of the pinkie toe, rip off a piece of tape long enough to reach the other side and place down, making sure to pull across to create tension.
- Repeat this down the foot until the heel.
- Place another piece of tape over the original anchor and smooth down.
- Place a final piece of tape that wraps around the foot just below the toes (over the top of your second piece of tape) to secure the anchor.
If you react to the rigid tape, remove the tape and wash the affected area, If the reaction becomes red, please see your pharmacy for a topical anti-inflammatory.