Dear MendMeShop,

So far, so good! I've used the shoulder treatment 4x a day for a week now and seen a marked improvement in my shoulder with both flex ability and pain relief. P.S. As a follow up one week after the initial comments... Indeed, after a couple weeks of use, the pain totally subsided. Thanks!!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Roger Hall

 

Support Tape Application Instructions


BEFORE APPLYING THE TAPE..
Be sure that your skin is dry, clean and oil-free.
Oil on the skin will counteract the effectiveness of the adhesive as will dirt or wetness.

 

If you have any questions, contact our customer advisors at:
1-866-237-9608 or service@mendmeshop.com.

 

(Note that pre-cut tape length is 10 inches.)

Achilles Tendonitis





  1. Sit down with your foot resting across your knee, with your foot flexed and your toes pointing towards your shin
  2. Take a full piece of Support Tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end
  3. Anchor the tape on the bottom of your foot right where your arch is located, using no stretch
  4. Using 50% stretch, pull the tape back towards your heel and up the back of your ankle, laying down the end with no stretch
  5. Take a half piece of tape (5 inches) and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you're holding onto the two anchor ends
  6. Using full stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, apply the tape horizontally across the point of pain on the back of your ankle
  7. If you have any other sore or painful points on your Achilles, take another 5 inch strip of tape and apply it using the same technique described above
  8. Relax your ankle and rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Peroneal Tendonitis





  1. Position your ankle at 90°
  2. Take one full length piece of tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end
  3. Using no stretch, anchor the tape on the inside of your foot, below the inside ankle bone
  4. Using 50% stretch, pull the tape down and under the bottom of your foot, angling it so it goes up behind your outside ankle bone and the side of your leg, covering your point of pain
  5. Lay down the end of the tape with no stretch
  6. Take another full length piece of tape and tear the backing off one end
  7. Using no stretch, anchor the tape on the inside of your foot, at about the midfoot point, with the rest of the strip pointing back towards your heel
  8. Using 50% stretch, apply the tape below your ankle bone on the inside of your foot, wrapping it around and below the ankle bone on the outside of your foot
  9. Complete laying down the end of the tape with no stretch
  10. Rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Plantar Fasciitis





  1. Take one full length piece of Support Tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it on the bottom of your foot, right below your toes (ball of foot), using no stretch
  2. Using about 75% stretch, pull the tape along the bottom of your foot and up the back of your heel, laying down the end of the tape with no stretch
  3. Take a half piece of Support Tape (5 inches) and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you're holding onto the two anchor ends
  4. Using 50% stretch in the middle and no stretch on the ends, apply the tape horizontally across the Metatarsals on the bottom of your foot
  5. Take another full length piece of tape and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it on the inside of your ankle, just above your ankle bone, using no stretch
  6. Using 25% stretch, pull the tape down the inside of your ankle and around the bottom of your foot to the opposite (outside) ankle bone
  7. Lay down the end of the tape with no stretch and rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Metatarsalgia





  1. Take a half piece of Support Tape (5 inches) and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  2. Using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, apply the tape to the ball of your foot (area on the bottom of your foot, just below your toes)
  3. Take another 5 inch piece of tape and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  4. Apply the tape right below the first piece, but overlapping with it slightly, using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends
  5. Take a full length piece of tape and tear the backing off one end
  6. Extend your toes slightly (you can do this by pulling them back) and anchor the tape vertically just below your toes, using no stretch
  7. Peel the rest of the backing away and use 50% stretch to pull the tape back over your heel and up the back of your ankle
  8. Lay the end of the tape down with no stretch and rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Golfer's Elbow





  1. Take one half strip of Support Tape (5 inches) and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  2. Hold your arm up in a 90° position and apply the piece of tape vertically over the point of pain on the inside of your elbow, using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends
  3. Take another 5 inch strip of tape and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  4. Apply the tape horizontally over your point of pain using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends to form a "cross" shape with the first piece you applied
  5. Take a full length piece of tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it directly above where the first piece of tape was anchored, using no stretch
  6. Using 25% stretch, pull the tape down over your point of pain and angle it up along the inside of your elbow and forearm
  7. Using no stretch, lay the end of the tape down and rub it in to ensure sticking



Tennis Elbow





  1. Cut a Pre-Cut Strip of Support Tape in half and round the corners (or measure out a 5 inch long strip if you're using roll tape)
  2. Bend your elbow to 90° and identify the area of your pain (red dot indicates pain)
  3. Tear the backing in the middle of the strip and peel it away so you're holding onto the two anchor ends
  4. Using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, apply the tape vertically over your point of pain
  5. Take another 5 inch strip and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you're holding onto the two anchor ends
  6. Again, use 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, but apply the tape horizontally over your point of pain to create a "cross" shape with the first piece
  7. Take one full length piece of tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end
  8. Using no stretch, anchor the tape vertically, just above where you applied the first piece
  9. With your wrist flexed, use 25% stretch to apply the tape down to your point of pain and angle it along your forearm
  10. Lay the end of the tape down with no stretch and rub it in to ensure sticking



Lower Back Pain / Lower Back Strain





  1. Take a full length piece of Support Tape (10 inches) and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  2. Using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, apply the tape horizontally over the point of pain on your lower back
  3. Take another full length piece of tape and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  4. Using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, apply the tape directly below and overlapping with the first piece you applied
  5. Rub the tape in to ensure sticking



IT Band Syndrome





  1. Lay down on your uninjured side and flex your knee to 60°
  2. Take a full length piece of Support Tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end
  3. Using no stretch, anchor the tape several inches above your point of pain
  4. Pull the tape down around the shape of your knee with no stretch
  5. Take a half piece of tape (5 inches) and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  6. Using full stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, apply the tape horizontally over your point of pain
  7. Take another 5 inch piece of tape and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you are holding onto the two anchor ends
  8. Using full stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends, apply the tape vertically over your point of pain to form a "cross" shape with the other half piece of tape
  9. Rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Full Knee Taping Support





  1. Bend your knee to a 90° angle
  2. Take two 5 inch strips of Support Tape and apply one on top of the other just below your knee cap, using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch on the ends
  3. Take one full length piece of tape (10 inches) and measure it one third up your thigh on the top right side of your leg, down to the bottom left side of your knee
  4. Tear the backing off one end of the strip and anchor the tape at the one third point, using no stretch
  5. Using 25% stretch, apply the tape down your thigh, angling it towards your knee
  6. Once the tape is even with your knee, use 50% stretch and let the tape follow your knee cap, around to the opposite side of your knee, laying it down with no stretch
  7. Rub the tape in to ensure sticking
  8. Follow Steps 3-7 for the other side of your knee



Inner Knee Strain Taping





  1. Bend your knee to a 90° angle and locate your point of pain
  2. Take one 5 inch strip of Support Tape and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you're holding onto the two anchor ends
  3. Apply the tape horizontally over your point of pain, using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends
  4. Take another 5 inch strip of tape and apply it vertically over your point of pain, using 80% stretch in the middle and no stretch at the ends
  5. Take a full length piece of tape and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it between the place where the other two pieces were anchored, using no stretch
  6. Using 25% stretch, follow the line of your knee through the center of the "cross", curving along the shape of your knee and up your thigh
  7. Lay down the end of the tape with no stretch and rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Rotator Cuff Injury Taping





  1. Take one full length strip of Support Tape (10 inches) and cut it two thirds of the way down the center to make a "Y" shape
  2. Tear the backing off the non-cut end of the tape and anchor it 3/4 of the way towards your elbow with no stretch
  3. Peel the backing off the "Y" arm closest to your chest and, using as much stretch as necessary, pull it up along the inside line of your shoulder around to the top, laying down the end with no stretch
  4. Peel the backing off the opposite "Y" arm and, using as much stretch as necessary, pull it up to outline the back of your shoulder (deltoid), laying down the end with no stretch
  5. Take a half piece of tape (5 inches) and tear the backing in the middle, peeling it away so you're holding onto the two anchor ends
  6. Using 50% stretch in the middle at no stretch at the ends, apply the tape vertically across the top of your shoulder
  7. Rub the tape in to ensure sticking
  8. If the split "Y" piece of tape doesn't offer enough support, use two full length pieces of Support Tape, creating the "Y" and following the same pattern and technique described above



Shin Splints





  1. Locate your point of pain

  2. Take a full length piece of Support Tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it at the bottom of your shin, just above your foot
  3. Pull the tape up the length of your shin with 50% stretch, making sure you are covering your point of pain
  4. Lay the end of the tape down with no stretch
  5. Take a 5 inch strip of tape and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it horizontally over your point of pain with no stretch
  6. Using 80% stretch, pull the tape horizontally across your shin and lay the end down with no stretch
  7. Take another 5 inch strip of tape and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it horizontally just below your point of pain, using no stretch
  8. Using 80% stretch, pull the tape horizontally across your shin and lay the end down with no stretch
  9. Rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Wrist Pain / Wrist Strain





  1. Locate your point of pain

  2. Take a full length piece of Support Tape (10 inches) and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it at the bottom of your shin, just above your foot
  3. Pull the tape up the length of your shin with 50% stretch, making sure you are covering your point of pain
  4. Lay the end of the tape down with no stretch
  5. Take a 5 inch strip of tape and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it horizontally over your point of pain with no stretch
  6. Using 80% stretch, pull the tape horizontally across your shin and lay the end down with no stretch
  7. Take another 5 inch strip of tape and tear the backing off one end, anchoring it horizontally just below your point of pain, using no stretch
  8. Using 80% stretch, pull the tape horizontally across your shin and lay the end down with no stretch
  9. Rub the tape in to ensure sticking



Consult your medical professional before beginning any treatments.


Dear MendMeShop,

As soon as I began using the shoulder product much of the swelling and pain went away. I was impressed because I'm a cynical health practitioner. But it does make total sense to move blood flow to tissue that needs to be repaired. There's really no other way -- except for surgery. And I'm trying to avoid that. I'd say I have another 30-40% of arm use back. Thank you MendMeShop for creating such a simple and effective product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Dr. Judith Valentine

 

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