S.2. Lower Leg tape for achilles tendonitis

Start the tape on the medial side of the achilles tendon
End the tape
on the lateral side of the achilles tendon
 
Purpose
the tape makes the tendon concave medially, alters the way the foot weight bears and alters the muscle tracks. This will improve recovery.

Indications
Pain on medial side of the achilles tendon 

IMPORTANT information and notes:
  • Start the tape in a relaxed position of the tendon
  • To avoid skin irritation use a commercial underwrap to protect the skin from friction and chafing.
  • Use non-stretch sports tape (50 mm) with underwrap (to avoid skin reaction)  
  • Never leave the tape more than 48 hours
  • If there is any irritation remove the tape immediately.
  • Ensure that after taping the provocative movement is less painful and ROM is improved.
  • Ensure NO PAIN, no discomfort