KT Tape: Groin Strain
The plantar fascia, or arch tendon, is a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the front of the foot and functions to support the arch of the foot. Heel spurs are sometimes associated with plantar fasciitis, but are a separate condition. Degeneration of the plantar fascia presents the same pain and necessitates the same treatment as plantar fasciitis, but is technically termed plantar fasciosis. Pain is almost always felt on the underside of the heel and most often along the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that is brought about by overuse of the fascia due to athletic training such as running, bearing significant weight for long periods of time, or jumping and dancing. Those who pronate (roll their feet in), are overweight, wear old or poorly fit shoes, or who have abnormal foot structure are at a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Using KT Tape for this condition has shown tremendous results in alleviating pain and promoting the healing process. The tape provides comfortable support for the fascia serving to relax the foot and reduce inflammation. Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.