Kinesio Taping: How to tape the calf

Up next in our kinesio tape video series is the calf. 

Calf pain is a common occurrence in sports that involve running, jumping, and landing. The calf is made of three major muscles: the two gastrocnemius muscles (medial and lateral), and the soleus muscle which all attach to the Achilles tendon. 

Calf injuries can occur to both muscle and tendon structures. They are commonly caused by excessive forces during explosive contraction, eccentric control loading or when your calf muscles fatigue.

Calf pain can be alleviated by using kinesio tape (correctly, of course). Dr. Aaron gives a demonstration on how to properly tape your own calf.

If you missed our brief overview of taping, we recommend watching it first in order to grasp the basics and make sure you have the right tools.

Up next: Knee Taping
Last time: Foot Taping