Longitudinal arch support/plantar fascia/anti-pronation strapping

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Longitudinal arch support/plantar fascia/anti-pronation strapping

Several different techniques and variations.
Use for excessive pronation of foot, plantar fasciitis, medial arch strain.

Use 2.5cm tape

Low dye strapping technique:
3 strips of tape are initially used. Foot is generally held at 90 degrees to the leg with the subtalar joint in neutral or inverted and the first ray neutral or plantarflexed. The strips overlap each other by 50% and extend from lateral aspect of 5th MPJ to medial aspect of 1st MPJ – aim is to increase medial longitudinal arch height. Additional strip of tape is used to bind the ends of the tapes by encircling the metatarsal heads – not too tight.

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Variations of Low dye strapping:
1. Additional strip(s) may be applied starting from medial side of first MPJ  around heel  onto plantar aspect of foot  plantar aspect of first MPJ
2. Cross-X technique – additional strip(s) from plantar to fifth metatarsal head  to medial side of heel  around posterior aspect of heel  plantar aspect of first metatarsal head

J strap:
Used on own or in conjunction with low dye strapping.
Use one or several strips of 5 or 2.5cm tape. Starting on lateral side of foot just posterior to calcaneocuboid joint  extend under foot and up medial side of leg to mid-tibia.
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