Taping Tuesday: Achilles Tendonitis

With Rudy Gay still out of the lineup for the Sacramento Kings with a left Achilles injury, I thought it would be appropriate to cover kinesiotaping strategies for this important tendon.  A study  titled “Calcaneal loading during walking and running” published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise in 2000 showed that the Achilles tendon can have load forces of up to 3.9 times your body weight when walking and 7.7 times body weight when running.  Thus, it is important to help support and stabilize it especially during high impact activities such as running, volleyball, and basketball.

Below is an excellent way to apply kinesiotape on the Achilles tendon, courtesy of KT Tape.

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