Low-Dye Taping is often a short-term treatment for heel pain. It is designed to offload the plantar fascia. The tape may stay on the patient’s foot for about a week up to 10 days. Many times, patients like this treatment and come back for re-taping. Very often this treatment provides patients with almost immediate heel pain reduction.
At the Upper James Foot Clinic, we use 1” zinc oxide “rigid” tape such as Leukotape. After taping, the foot may feel somewhat constricted for a short while. It gets more comfortable as the time progresses.