Tape your feet with kinesiology tape

Man bandages his foot around the ankle area with kinesiology tape

Whether jogging, playing soccer or hiking, our feet are always challenged and exposed to intense stress. In addition to the stress caused by the activities themselves, there are also the different soil conditions and shoes. Sprains or other strains can easily occur which restrict the mobility of the foot or ankle and also affect the ligaments and tendons in this area (e.g. the Achilles tendon).

Using kinesiology tape can help you maintain mobility in the ankle while stabilizing it by taping the foot. This is possible due to the high elasticity of the material, compared to conventional tape, for example. For example, kinesiotape is used to support slight pain in the ankle. In sports such as basketball, volleyball or handball, the foot or ankle is heavily stressed due to the frequent jumping and landing and is at risk of spraining. Preventive taping of the feet with kinesiology tape can be particularly useful here.

  • Tape foot: Step 1

    Take the first I-tape, which you measure beforehand so that it completely wraps around your ankle. Glue the kinesiology tape around the ankle, the tape should be glued with tension.

  • Tape foot: Step 2

    Take the second I-tape, which should be about 25 cm long. First stick the kinesiology tape in the middle of the sole of the foot and run the two ends over the ankles on the right and left, but this time vertically. You should reapply the tape with medium pull.

  • Tape foot: Step 3

    Take the third strip of kinesiology tape and stick it around the Achilles tendon in the middle and with medium tension. Bring the two ends of the kinesiology tape strip together on the metatarsus. Finally, rub the tape strips on your foot several times to activate the adhesive through the frictional heat and so that the full effect of the tape can unfold in the area of ​​the foot and the ankle joint is stabilized.

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Tips for using kinesiology tape

Round off the corners

Before taping, round off the edges with scissors so that the corners don't peel off so easily. You don't need to do this with pre-cut kinesiology tapes because the corners are already rounded

Stroke the tape several times

After you have applied the tape, rub the tape several times to activate the adhesive

Clean skin

Make sure your skin is dry and clean before taping.

It is advisable to shave the area beforehand when using it with thicker hair, so that the kinesiology tape holds better and it is easier to remove after use.

Creases on the tapes during use are normal

It is normal and intended that waves may form on the tape after application during muscle relaxation. These are even intended and are called convolutions.

To ensure the compatibility of the kinesiology tape with your skin, we recommend that you test a small piece of tape on the skin in advance and leave it there for about 30 minutes.

If you experience itching or an allergic reaction, remove the Kinesiology Tape and stop using it.

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