For best results, apply to cleanly clipped, dry skin. Avoid wrapping too tightly or hindering circulation. Remove tape immediately if swelling or numbness occurs. Apply without stretching tape or skin.
Place a gauze pad between the two fingers to be taped together. Wrap one strip of tape around the fingers between the knuckle and the first joint and a second strip between the knuckle and the lower finger joint.
Wrap tape around wrist in a circular fashion.
1. Place 2 "anchor" strips around lower calf. Smooth 5 to 6 "stirrup" strips from one side of anchor strip around heel to other side of the anchor strip in a progressively overlapping manner. The last two of these stirrup strips are applied in a diagonal pattern. A series of 5 or 6 locking strips are wrapped above the ankle to cover the stirrup strips and hold them in place.
2. In order to lock heel, wrap tape around foot (arch), heel and ankle in a repetitive, alternating figure-8 pattern.
3. The tape is then spiraled up the leg to provide additional support.