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Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday's Image of the Week: Windowing Kinesiotape to off weight sore points

There are many times I use Kinesiotape or Rocktape to circumferencial wrap the arch area. In this case, the patient was recovering from a 5th metatarsal base fracture. The patient was weaned off of the removable cast and now in orthotic devices and circumferencial wrapping to stabilize the 5th metatarsal base as activity was being increased. The kinesiotape was important for stability but irritative to the sore area due to the pressure. This was resolved by when first putting on the tape cutting a window in the tape even before the backing was removed. Then apply the windowed area over the sore spot first before applying it to the rest of the arch area. In this way, you can have your wrap for stability without irritating the underlying area. 

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