The top of the foot has a number of bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles. For most people, the foot is the most used body part so pain in the feet can’t be easily ignored. Feet bear the majority of someone’s weight and are often the first to take a beating and get injured.
Pain on the top of the foot could also be due to cysts, stress fractures, bones jamming due to fallen arches, bone spurs or pinched nerves. Typical treatment includes R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) after activity, orthotics that are custom made or various inserts. Strength training of the calves can help to relieve stress.
KT Tape provides excellent support without sacrificing range of motion, as well as increasing blood flow and taking stress off of inflamed tendons. Regardless of the source of pain, these benefits can help to promote the healing process as well as significantly reduce pain. Reducing pain will help you to avoid compensation injuries that all too often follow foot pain. But it is important to get a professional assessment so you have a diagnosis and can further support the healing of the issue.
KT Tape video on how to tape for dorsal foot pain
Muscle and joint soreness can be indications of serious medical problems that should be diagnosed by competent medical professionals. This video is not meant to replace professional treatment. All information provided is for education use and not intended to be used in place of professional care.