Facebook Live 20th August 2019
Does strapping help your heel pain?
Strapping is an excellent short term method of reducing pain. You do not want it on your foot all day every day as it can become uncomfortable and cause irritation. It can be beneficial when used in conjunction with other treatment, or if done for a training, race or game.
The goal of our strapping is to reduce the stretch of the plantar fascia which is a common cause of heel pain, and can also be used to prevent your feet from rolling in. The tape simulates the work of a custom orthotic, we usually say if the tape feels beneficial then so will an orthotic.
Our caution with tape is some patients can have an allergic reaction to the tape due the adhesive. If this is the case we can try a hypoallergenic tape to avoid this from happening.