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Truetape Application

Achilles tendon

02:48 Min.

TRUETAPE: how to tape your Achilles tendon

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Main application

Pain at Achilles tendon
Peritendinits
Bursitis*

What you need

2 TRUETAPE strips
1 pair of scissors

Wearing time

3-4 days

Taping tips

Apply tape 1 hour before starting an activity

Thoroughly remove dirt, moisture, oils and lotions from the skin before taping

Do not wear the tape for longer than 7 days

To activate the adhesive, carefully rub the tape several times after applying

In areas that are particularly hairy, trim the hair to ensure the tape sticks better

Remove paper backing before application and always make sure the ends of the tape are applied WITHOUT stretch

PHOTO INSTRUCTIONS

Application achilles tendon - Starting position
START

Pull your foot towards your shin during the whole application.

1. STRIP

Application achilles tendon - Step 1
0% STRETCH

Apply the tape on the arch of your foot without any stretch.

Application achilles tendon - Step 2
50% STRETCH

Apply with 50% stretch and come around the heel and upwards the Achilles tendon.

Application achilles tendon - Step 3
0% STRETCH

Apply the last bit of the tape without stretch.

2. STRIP

Application achilles tendon - Step 4
75% STRETCH

Cut the tape in half and apply with 75% stretch over the point of pain on your Achilles tendon.

Application achilles tendon - Step 5
0% STRETCH

Finish both ends without stretch again.

3. STRIP

Application achilles tendon - Step 6
75% STRETCH

Apply second half strip with 75% stretch to a potential second point of pain in the middle of your Achilles tendon.

Application achilles tendon - Step 7
0% STRETCH

Apply the ends of the tape without any stretch.

Application achilles tendon - Step 8
DONE!

Make sure to give the whole application another good rub to activate the adhesive. Congrats, that's it.