Plantar Fasciitis Taping Techniques
One of the common causes for heel pain is Plantar fasciitis. Although home Plantar fasciitis treatment techniques such as taking rest, stretching and applying ice packs can help relieve the pain, many people report great results with Plantar fasciitis taping.
The different Plantar fasciitis taping techniques for different problems associated with plantar connective tissue can provide you with heel pain relief.
1. Low-Dye Plantar fasciitis taping
This technique of taping is a bit complex but can be very effective in reducing your heel pain, increasing your rear foot rotation motion and reducing the stress on the bottom of the foot due to severe arch. Several studies also confirm its effectiveness on short term heel pain.
2. High-Dye taping
According to a study comparing low-dye and high-dye tapping on reducing the heel inward pronation (inward rolling), the latter was more effective in increasing the heel outward range of motion and reducing the stress placed on the plantar tissue.
3. Longitudinal arch taping
In this technique, a tape is placed longitudinal though the length of the foot and plantar tissue. This Plantar fasciitis taping provides support to longitudinal arch that can place stress on the plantar connective tissue. According to a study, this technique was very effective in providing support. However, after jogging for 10 minutes, this technique wasn’t very effective in supporting the foot arch.
4. Arch brace taping
The tape is placed perpendicular to the length of the foot at the middle of the arch. This is a simple technique but can be very effective.
There are several guidelines to follow if you are going to implement the above techniques yourself. It is always advisable to consult a Podiatric specialist who can perform the techniques effectively.
Sometimes the heel pain can be due common causes such as sports, injury and poor cushioning of shoes. Heel pain after running on a hard surface is a common occurrence. Experts recommend applying ice packs to the painful area for 20 minutes 3 times per day. Wearing properly fitted shoes with good heel padding will ensure less stress on the painful heel. Stretching and heel pain exercises should be performed for a few minutes, 3times/day.