KT Tape: Bunion

Uploaded by LumosInc on 18.01.2012

Hi, I'm Chirs Harper and with me is Melissa
and we're here to demonstrate an application for a Bunion.
A Bunion is when the great toe, the big toe, points towards the second toe
in at an ankle like this sometimes creating a
big bump on the side of the great toe
and this can be a painful condition.
This condition is often inherited or caused by tight-fitting shoes
or from a prior injury.
KT Tape tape helps treat this condition by
correcting this alignment and relieving pressure.
for this application we're going to take a full strip of tape,
and we're going to cut that tape right down the middle to create
two long strips and once we cut that, what we're going to do is then roll the tape
over and we're going to cut round ends
on the tape. The round ends help any sharp corners not get caught on clothing or
socks as you're taking socks on and off.
So it's always good to cut these around corners.
We're going to take one of these long strips
and just twist and tear the paper backing on the last inch of one of the strips.
we're going to measure back from the great toe,
the joint just behind the great toe, and place that anchor
with absolutely no stretch on it around the underside of the
heal, the back side of the heel
and take that paper backing leaving a little paper on there just to handle the
tape we're going to pull this around the heel with no real stretch
on the tapes till you get to about the mid arch
and from here you're going apply about an eighty percent stretch so if you stretch it
all the way a hundred percent back that off just a little bit
that's about eighty percent. Go ahead and lay that down.
And that last little bit going around the big
toe has absolutely no stretch on it.
Just give it quick friction rub to create a little heat and adhesion and take our
second strip. And again tearing a paper backing to create a little one-inch anchor
and you're go place just behind and slightly above that first piece just to
get it on the skin. This adheres very well to the skin.
We're going to peel that paper backing off and
just like the first piece
we're going to bring that around the heel to about the mid arch and then
just lay that down with minimal stretch and that last little bit
we're going to stretch out about eighty percent
and go right around the big toe and just lay that down.
A quick little friction rub to create some heat
and some adhesion.
With our next piece we're going to take this trip and fold it in half
and cutting rounded corners to produce two short strips.
Perfect! We're going to twist and tear the paper backing,
right in the middle, leaving a little paper on there being careful not to touch the adhesion
or the adhesive on the tape.
We're going to place this right over the joint or area of pain
and applying with about eighty percent stretch, lay that down and you're going to
remove the paper backing
and lay the achors down or the ends down within no stretch.
Very good! One more piece left which we created we're going to
tear the paperbacking, peel that back
leaving some handles to hang on to, being careful not to touch the adhesive.
We're going to stretch that out about eighty percent
and apply that right over that first piece just behind it
getting some skin under the tape
and just like the first piece peeling those anchors off with no stretch.
Laying that down with no stretch on the ends of the tape.
We're going to finish up by giving that a good friction rub to create some heat
and good adhesion onto the skin!
Some tips before applying this is to clean the skin very well to
remove any skin oils or lotions you can wear socks to sleep
so you don't roll the tape up if you're going to be wearing this for several days
and some foot applications often require extra adhesive hold. See our general
instructions for details on this.
Please seek care if you have extreme pain, swelling or discoloration.
So let's go ahead and see how that's doing.
Go ahead and stand-up. Feels ok?
And you can notice that, change of angle on the joint.
For more information see our website at www.kttape.com