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Taping

BMJ Group Medical Reference

A podiatrist ( foot doctor) can strap your heel using tape. The aim is to support the foot so that you can move about more easily with less pain.

Two studies have found that taping can help to reduce pain, but we don't know how long this benefit lasts. [6] [7] In one study, taping helped for the first week but had no effect after that. [6]

Some people found that the tape was put on too tight or caused pain in their leg. Some were allergic to the tape. [6] All these problems went away once the tape was removed.

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Last Updated: June 07, 2013
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