Support the Foot Gives the Low-Down on QUICK TAPE & Foot Taping for Plantar Fasciitis on this Episode of eHealth Radio
Do you have foot pain? Anyone who has chronic discomfort in the feet knows how much it can impact your day-to-day life, preventing you from doing the things you love most. Lori Coates, founder of QUICK TAPE®, understands—she had to watch her son battle pain from plantar fasciitis for almost a decadel before they were able to come up with an effective solution.
Lori recently spoke with Eric Michaels of eHealth Radio about this common foot condition, how it inspired the invention of QUICK TAPE, and how our product has helped improve the lives of many.
Because we rely on our feet for nearly everything we do in our daily lives, it’s difficult to truly rest your feet so the inflammation can resolve naturally. Ultimately, this is what leads many to search for options that relieve pain while allowing them to continue their busy lives—only to find that effective solutions are few and far between.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the leading causes of foot pain
Caused by an inflammation of the thick tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes (the plantar fascia), plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of pain in the heel and arch of the foot. Those who take part in team sports, hike often, run marathons, or stand for long periods of time at work are most prone to the condition.
While most experience pain first thing in the morning before it slowly tapers off, it often recurs after standing, walking, or even just rising from a seated position—and it can severely impact your quality of life.
Because we rely on our feet for nearly everything we do in our daily lives, it’s difficult to truly rest your feet so the inflammation can resolve naturally. Ultimately, this is what leads many to search for options that relieve pain while allowing them to continue their busy lives—only to find that effective solutions are few and far between. This was the case for Lori’s son, until they discovered foot taping.
The solution to chronic foot pain may be simpler than you think
Athletic tape is one of the most effective ways to support the foot arch and take pressure off of the tendon, allowing your foot to heal and inflammation to lessen. But most foot taping options can be difficult to apply correctly without the assistance of your foot doctor—and the challenges associated with this method often result in patients abandoning the process before the tendon has time to heal.
That’s why the QUICK TAPE foot support strap was invented. QUICK TAPE offers the support of traditional foot taping without the hassle of correctly applying straight tape. Pre-cut in the perfect shape for supporting your arch and properly aligning your foot, each QUICK TAPE strap lasts for up to a week.