KT Tape: Peroneal Tendonitis

Author: KT Tape

I´m Chris Harper and with me is Makayla and we're here to demonstrate an application for peroneal tendinitis. This is when you may have pain on the outside portion of the ankle just behind the ankle bone and up the side of the leg. I'm going to indicate this are of pain with a red dot just where you may have pain your pay maybe slightly different above or below this area. In newer texts books this muscle group is actually called fibularis. Some causes of this may be overuse or trauma, poor circulation, poorly fitting shoes, running on uneven surfaces.

KT tape helps treat this condition by providing stability and support and helps relieve pressure to reduce pain and may increase circulation. For this application we're going to place the ankle in a neutral or ninety degree position. We're going to take one full strip and we're going to twist and tear the backing paper to create an anchor point on one end usually the logo end. We're going to place this just to the inside of the heel bone near the bottom of the foot, and we're going to angle this tape so it's pointing towards the outside portion of the foot We're going to remove the backing paper down to the end of the tape but leaving a little bit on there being careful not to touch the adhesive she can hang on to that last of the paper. You're going to place fifty percent stretch on this so stretching a hundred-percent and then backing fifty percent. We're going to apply this on an angle so it ends up behind the ankle bone and then bending up the side of the leg right over the point of pain.

We're going to pinch that off. Very good we're going to remove the backing paper the last little bit and apply that last part of the tape without any stretch so absolutely zero stretch on the end of that tape. Okay, good, a little friction rub just to create a little heat and create good adhesion of the tape to the skin For the second part take another full strip. Just like the first one we're going to twist and tear the backing paper removing that little end piece to create an anchor. We're going to place this approximately mid foot on the inside of the foot pointing backwards towards the heel and we're gonna remove the backing paper leaving a little bit on the ends so we don't touch that adhesive and again fifty percent stretch on this, we're going to go right below that inside ankle bone wrapping around just below the outside ankle bone We're going to apply this down this last little bit with zero stretch on that tale the tail end of that tape. Give it a good friction rub.

Okay that looks great! A few helpful tips with this application is to make sure you clean the skin very well remove any or oils or lotion you may have on your skin's for better adherence also if you wear a sock to sleep so when so you're rolling around it doesn't roll the tape up. Take care when taking shoes on or off or socks on and off as not to roll the tape. Some complementary treatments may include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. Please seek care if you have severely swollen or painful area behind that ankle or persistent symptoms. For more information see our website at www.kttape.com.

KT Tape: Peroneal Tendonitis

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