Sports taping is now widely used by athletes from all over the world and many research have proved the efficacy of taping application. In podiatry, taping is often applied on the lower limb and it is categorized under three main roles.
Apart from the uses mentioned above, sports taping also plays a role in preventing foot deformity, particularly in conditions such as bunions or other bone deformities. Used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, sports taping allows the practitioner to shape and correct the foot. One such use is in conjunction with foot orthotics. As the foot orthotic is made to measure, sports taping can be applied for temporary relief and correcting the foot until the orthotic is ready. Taping techniques vary from practitioner to practitioner, and the type of tape used may also play a part in your treatment. Your podiatrist will assess and provide suitable taping techniques based on the specifics of your lower limb condition.