At Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic, we are all about getting you back on your feet with little to no downtime. You can't always put your life on hold because of heel pain or an injury, so we strive to keep you doing the things you love while utilizing state-of-the-art technology to get rid of the pain. Our services reflect this passion for non-invasive treatment, and we are happy to offer Kinesiology Taping, also known as K-taping.
What is Kinesiology Tape?
K-tape is a stretchy tape made from a blend of cotton and nylon designed to mimic the elasticity of the skin. Because of its elastic quality, it feels virtually undetectable and allows patients full range of motion while using it. Kinesiology tape is also designed to last and features water-resistant, medical-grade adhesive so it will stay put for up to a week or more! While it can be used all over the body, we specialize in the application of K-tape for the foot, ankle, and calf. Studies show it can have the following effects:
- Decreases swelling and inflammation.
- Lessens the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis and other podiatric conditions
- Increases blood flow and therefore improves circulation.
- Improves muscle glide.
What is K-Tape Used For?
This treatment is used to treat a range of diagnoses such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. If you are experiencing any of the following, kinesiology tape would be a greatly beneficial addition to your treatment plan:
- Muscle tightness
- Decreased range of motion and stiffness
- Pain and inflammation
- Ankle instability or frequent ankle sprains
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Is Kinesiology Tape Safe For Me?
One of the best things about K-tape is that it can be used on virtually any patient with any activity level from sedentary all the way to elite athletes. We don't recommend kinesiology tape for patients with active infections, cellulitis, diabetic neuropathy, thin or wounded skin, adhesive allergies, or those with congestive heart failure. As always, we ask that pregnant people consult with their OBGYN before undergoing any advanced treatment.
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How Much Does Kinesiology Tape Cost?
Applying k-tape yourself is possible, but it can be difficult to achieve an effective application to the feet and ankles on your own. That's why we utilize our experienced medical assistants to apply the tape right in our office! Because we apply the tape ourselves, the service is billable through most insurance plans. Our friendly administrative team is happy to check with your insurance company to determine your coverage. Feel free to contact the office for any and all insurance-related questions. Out-of-pocket options are also available and affordable for any budget. Whether you'd like to stop in for a quick re-tape or if you want to add this service to your treatment plan after your scheduled appointment, Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic can accomodate you.
On-Demand Kinesiology Taping Services in Saginaw County
If you'd like to learn more about K-tape, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our treatment plans are tailored to your needs, and we invite our patients to give us their input so that we can work together to get you back on your feet and back to your life. Don't sit on the sidelines for another day! Give us a call at 989-695-6788 or fill out our handy online contact form to schedule your appointment today. New patients are always welcome!