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For example, can I tape my Achilles while also taping for plantar fasciitis?
"The simple answer to this question is, yes, it is perfectly fine to apply multiple applications in most situations. In fact, in the clinic it is fairly rare that I use a single application technique in isolation. For example, with an acute lateral ankle sprain I may use a lymphatic assisting application to decrease swelling that uses no stretch on the tape while also using a lateral ankle technique which places moderate stretch on the tape in order to provide improved feedback and stability over the injured area. In this example, two very different techniques are utilized to achieve separate goals for the same injury.
Do you sweat a lot? Do you live in an area with a lot of humidity? KT Tape is specially designed to withstand the elements and stay on for the long haul. However, sometimes humidity and high temperatures or oily/sweaty skin can prevent the tape from adhering like it normally does. Wed like to offer a trick to use when applying our tape to help it stick better:
Before applying our tape, try prepping the skin first with rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol helps to remove unseen dirt and oils. By applying rubbing alcohol, you give the tape a clean, fresh area to stick to. Once the area has been cleaned, youre ready to apply the tape. We recommend using this trick before any application, but it will be especially helpful for those who sweat a lot or who live in very humid areas.
With this new trick from KT Tape, well help you get moving in the right direction. Stick with us and well help you stay on top.
What if I apply the tape incorrectly? Can I hurt myself if it is not the right application?
No. Typically we look for "best methods" in taping. If we tape appropriately, then the chance of injury is almost zero. -- Joe McCaleb, Licensed Physical Therapist, Colorado Springs, CO
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