Heel pain simply makes it difficult for you to do things as simple as walk around or even move around, since it’s a problem that you often can’t relieve with simpler treatments.
Okay, but can you actually use ‘simpler treatments’ to relieve heel pain? And, what might be causing my deep heel pain in the first place?
Well, you can actually relieve pain that originates from your heel. Though, to effectively use those ‘simple treatments,’ you need to understand why that pain may form in the first place. In most cases, deep and persistent pain is usually the fault of a condition known as plantar fasciitis.
The condition plantar fasciitis is known to primarily affect the plantar fascia, a thick ligament that resides within the feet. It plays a role in helping form the arch within the feet, and resides alongside the underside of the feet and in between the middle bones. The condition plantar fasciitis typically describes when that thick ligament gets strained to the point of becoming inflamed, which is what causes that deep and sometimes throbbing pain that affects people.
Since plantar fasciitis affects people in different ways, some treatments might be more effective for others. Others might not work at all. That’s why it’s up to you to find a treatment that might work to cure your plantar fasciitis. There is actually simple way to help subside some of the pain from plantar fasciitis. That treatment is known as taping for plantar fasciitis.
All right, I’m interested. What’s taping for plantar fasciitis? What should I know first about using tape for plantar fasciitis?
Well, the treatment of plantar fasciitis taping is used to mainly take stress off the plantar fascia ligament. Applying the tape around the general area where the plantar fascia lies beneath actually helps limit the movement of the plantar fascia, which in turn, helps relieve pain there. So, already you can see how effective taping for plantar fasciitis can be for relieving pain from the condition.
Using plantar fasciitis can also help diminish inflammation in the area affected by plantar fasciitis. This happens because, as mentioned, you’re restricting the area that houses the plantar fascia from moving around. This prevents both tension and stress from being placed onto the ligament, preventing its healing from being disturbed.
If you’re wondering about what tape for plantar fasciitis works best, you can actually use athletic tape to wrap around your foot. That type of tape can be found in many drug stores and even sporting goods stores. Even athletes use tape on their feet, mainly because it helps take both stress and tension off the feet in the first place.
When you’re actively using your feet (which is pretty much all the time), you’re placing tension and stress onto your feet. Naturally, much of that stress and tension is diverted to your plantar fascia. Taping for plantar fasciitis eases that stress, limiting how much your plantar fascia stretches, and preventing it from developing tears from overstretching.
Thanks for letting me know that about plantar fasciitis taping! Can you tell me how taping foot for plantar fasciitis works? What should I expect?
Sure! Using tape for plantar fasciitis is probably the best way to help relieve any pain associated with the condition in the first place. There are even many taping method that you can use to apply tape for plantar fasciitis to your feet.
Many sources suggest to first apply the athletic tape your using in the morning, which will help divert stress away from your feet during the day. You can also apply the tape for plantar fasciitis right before you exercise, just to keep the plantar fascia from moving around too much while you exercise.
Surprisingly enough, you shouldn’t leave the tape on your feet all day. While you probably think it’s a good idea, it’s actually suggested to remove the tape when you’re finished moving around during the day or the night, since it prevents your skin from breathing properly.
Also, make sure to thoroughly wash your feet before and after applying tape for plantar fasciitis. That helps prevent your feet from developing any irritations or rashes from sweat and dirt that may have been caught within the tape. It’s also important to keep your feet dry when you’re applying the tape for plantar fasciitis, too, so it can stick better.
If you’re wondering about the best taping method to use tape for plantar fasciitis, you can use it when you have the condition, mainly to prevent the pain from spreading after moving your feet. Though, you can also wear tape for plantar fasciitis to prevent it from developing, specifically to keep the foot’s ligaments, tissues and muscles from getting overstrained during physical activity.
People that do have plantar fasciitis see good results from using plantar fasciitis techniques and using another type of plantar fasciitis treatment to relieve the pain. Ultimately, taping foot for plantar fasciitis helps promote the healing process within the foot that helps repair the plantar fascia ligament and subside the pain.
That’s good to hear! So, can you tell me how to use tape for plantar fasciitis? What’s the best taping method to apply tape for plantar fasciitis to my feet?
All right, so the best technique used to apply tape for plantar fasciitis is typically used by many people who have experienced the persistent pain from the condition. The way that you wrap the tape around your foot is intended to support the entirety of the foot, taking off stress that otherwise would distribute across the foot and provoke the pain that many people feel from plantar fasciitis.
To start applying tape for plantar fasciitis to your feet, start by wrapping tape around the ball of your foot, also known as the metatarsal area. Then, wrap another piece of tape around your heel, attaching that piece of tape to the ball of your foot.
Use another strip of tape around the ball of your foot and diagonally cross that piece of tape across your foot’s midsection. Wrap the piece of tape around your heel and cross the foot’s midsection again. This should produce an X shape across your foot’s midsection, helping provide support for the plantar fascia. Repeat the wrap about three times to ensure that it holds up as a strong foot support.
You can finish taping up that section by applying more tape horizontally across the foot, covering the already applied strips. Your foot should be almost completely covered from the ball of your foot to the heel. That’s enough tape for plantar fasciitis that will help keep your plantar fascia ligament well supported!