I haven’t updated you on my foot for a while. The good news: no fracture!
Rest, better shoes, gap lacing, insoles, icing, iburofen and stretching are considered the basic treatment for the inflammation of the tendons, but I’d been seeing this kinesiology tape stuff in various sporting goods stores and I’d had it recommended to me. So I figured why not?
From the Physio Works website:
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.
Kinesiology tape is an that is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world.
You would have noticed that more an more professional athletes use kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.
Sounds good, right? I purchased Performtex brand, because it was $12.99 a roll at Dick’s Sporting goods while all other brands were $19.99. We’ll see if that makes a difference or not!
Hmm, could this actually be EASY?
The application wasn’t as easy as they make it look in the video. Getting the paper off the back was a bit of a pain, as it shredded in some parts, but all in all it wasn’t difficult at all. I’m going to wear it for a few days, and hopefully get a short run in before I come back to report on the results!
PS – September’s Adventure Run is tomorrow, yay!
I have been informed rather rudely that it was inconsiderate of me to not follow up. I apologize, it was an honest mistake. Yes, the tape helps considerably! It helped me heal up rather quickly and between that and the way I now lace my shoes, I haven’t had a re-occurence of the problem. I also used it later for my shoulder when I was having some issues and it also helped. I haven’t needed it in quite some time! Love this stuff!