Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects many people during their lifetime. Whether you're an athlete putting a lot of strain on your feet during activities, or a mother who spends her time chasing toddlers around all day, at the end of the day your feet can up hurting if you're dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis taping is designed to help you remain active and reduce pain. There are many plantar fasciitis treatments available to help relieve pain and reduce the stress placed on your foot, and one of the more frequently recommended methods is plantar fasciitis taping.
Plantar fasciitis taping helps to reduce strain placed on the plantar fascia while walking, which helps to reduce the painful symptom associated with the condition.
Plantar Fasciitis Taping MethodsIn this video we cover several different taping methods that help with plantar fasciitis. These techniques help to provide support for the plantar fascia while walking, and can be done at home alone or with help. Taping for the plantar fascia helps by:
- Providing added support to the plantar fascia
- Creating additional arch support
Does Plantar Fascia Work?
Your personal success with taping of the plantar fascia may vary, as everyone experiences different symptoms and some may be more severe than others.
Depending on the severity of your case, taping may not be enough to provide the relief you need and a doctors visit may be necessary.
In most cases, however, taping can aid in reducing pain levels but is not enough on it's own to completely eliminate plantar fasciitis. Taping is a supplemental treatment for plantar fasciitis, and is usually recommended in conjunction with other treatments like custom orthotics, physical therapy and often pain medication.
When Should Plantar Fasciitis Taping Be Done?
Taping is usually recommended for reducing pain levels, and can be applied in the early morning hours after waking, when plantar fasciitis symptoms are generally the worst.
Taping allows you to go about your day with added support, hopefully reducing pain levels throughout the day. Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions based on your needs, but in general it is not commonly recommended that tape be worn all day, or while sleeping as it may cause skin irritation.
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