Foot and ankle – Kinesiology tape

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Kinesiology tape can help with the treatment of different foot and ankle problems. Foot and ankle problems are common and can interfere with the daily activities of the patient. Taping the ankle with elastic CureTape® kinesiology tape can in many cases contribute to rehabilitation and can greatly reduce pressure or pain. By taping the foot and ankle, the patient can move easier with less pain, which contributes to a better recovery.

An injury to the foot or ankle is common. A sprained or bruised ankle, pain under the foot or torn ankle ligaments are reasons to treat these injuries with kinesiology tape.

Below you will find some ankle injuries and how you can tape them.

CureTape® kinesiology tape might help with the correction of a joint. Below you will find some examples on how tape the ankle to correct the joint. In these examples you see how to tape the hallux valgus and the plantar fasciitis.


CureTape might help with the treatment of a flat foot. Follow the following steps to tape it:

  1. Apply a Y-tape on the sole of the foot as described in the MTC® kinesiology taping method book


  1. Then apply a corrective tape over it as described in the taping method book.

Of course, 100% treatment success can never be guaranteed, but taping your ankle with CureTape® kinesiology tape might provide pain relief for tendon infections. Positive results should be noticed within two to three days after the first treatment. After three to four treatments, it should be clear whether it is even possible to become completely symptom-free. You should expect a noticeably positive result after each treatment.

Because you mainly want to relieve the pressure of the nerve bud, a correction of the transverse vault often works particularly well with this problem. You can use a ligament technique with a 5 cm kinesiology tape. Put wide tape under the foot, the tape runs over the metatarsals and the edge of the tape remains just under the distal heads of the metatarsal. The stretch on the tape only comes under the foot, so do not put any more stretch on the medial and lateral side of the foot. The anchors of the tape can be placed on the back of the foot. A drainage technique and/or star technique are also possible.

Drainage technique


Star technique

There are several options for the treatment of Freiberg-Köhler disease with CureTape® kinesiology tape.

If there is swelling, a piece of lymph tape should first be applied. In this case, it is recommended that the lymph strips start from the medial and lateral sides of the lower leg, and intersect on the forefoot at the level of the metatarsal bones.

A star on the plantar side of the foot can reduce pressure on the metatarsal.

Besides with the tape in the form of a star, a pressure reduction on the metatarsal can also be achieved by a 5 cm wide tape with maximum stretch between the medial and lateral foot edge. No more stretch should be used from the foot edges, the anchors of this tape should be on the dorsal side of the foot.

A relaxing tape over the Achilles tendon and gastrocnemius can also help to reduce the symptoms.

Furthermore, the blood flow in the lower extremity can be stimulated by creating a cross at the level of the sacral plexus. This tape should be applied without extra stretch.

The five methods mentioned above could possibly be used all at once, although it is logical to choose between the star method or the method with ligamentous stretching over the metatarsal.

The best option to treat gout in the toe with tape is to apply lymph strips. The strips are then applied parallel to each other from the lateral proximal back of the foot, to the problem area as close as possible. There must always be some space between the strips to create sufficient pressure differences for effective lymph drainage.

Taping Morbus Sever goes as follows:

  1. Lay the patient down in prone position.
  2. Then apply a relaxing muscle tape (10-15% stretch) to the plantaris and gastrocnemius muscles. The base should be applied without stretch on tape and muscle.
  3. Then stretch the muscles. You start at the toes and go with an x-tape to the back of the knee.
  4. Then make a cross on the pain points (under the heel or on the sides of the heel) with maximum stretch on the tape.

Taping is frequently used to treat muscle injuries and to support joints during a hike. It is also used to prevent and treat blisters. CureTape® Sports kinesiology tape is usually used for blisters on the toes, ball of the foot and on the heel. You can treat these areas preventively with CureTape Sports. It is important to apply the tape without stretch and folds. When the tape is applied to the skin as smoothly as possible, it also prevents a pressure point.

Please note that applications provided on our website are not clinically proven. All mentioned applications are based on extensive evaluation and case studies with licensed physiotherapists and/or other health professionals.

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