Taping Tuesday: Ball of Foot

Staying in the lower extremities, this week we examine taping options for pain felt in the ball of the foot, right behind the toes.  This area usually produces pain as a result of overuse, improper or worn out footwear, weight gain, and nerve issues.  It is important to help stabilize and support the balls of the feet because they are utilized during the toe-off portion of the gait cycle, or when you push off the toes to engage in forward motion.

KT Tape instructs us to use two smaller pieces of tape with their ends rounded off for increased longevity along with a regular strip of tape that runs the length of the bottom of the foot.