How to tape the inside of your foot or shin

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The posterior tibial muscle (tibialis posterior) lies between the tibia and fibula, starting below the knee and running along the inside of the ankle, down to the inside of the sole. This muscle is involved in the movement of the foot. It keeps the foot arch straight, lowers the foot, and turns it inwards. Overloading this muscle causes pain on the inside of the foot and can radiate to the back of the ankle and shin bone. The cause is usually an excessive training load, but poor foot posture can also cause the pain. If the pain persists, you should consult a doctor, physiotherapist, or podiatrist.

How to tape the inside of your foot or shin

Tips for a good foot taping application:

  • Is the cause of the complaint or pain clear?
  • Check if there any contraindications for not taping.
  • Before you start taping, carefully read the instructions.
  • Choose a colour of tape, any colour that fits your mood!
  • Round of all the edges to prevent peeling.
  • Do not stretch the tape at the beginning and the end.
  • Rub the tape well for adhesion. Heat activates the adhesive layer.
  • Showering or swimming is possible, pat the tape dry after it gets wet. Do not rub it hard.
  • It is easier to remove the tape with body or massage oil.
Christina peter

Christina’s advice when taping your foot

In the self-taping instructions, I have chosen taping applications that are easy to apply yourself. In order to make this treatment safe, I give practical tips, which you should take into account before, during and after a tape treatment. They are based on my years of practical experience. If the complaints persist, always consult a therapist or doctor.

Christina Peter, Physiotherapist and Tape Instructor



Number of strips: 1.
Technique: muscle technique (slight pull).

Measuring and cutting the tape

Step 1:

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  1. Sit on a chair with the painful leg slightly bent.
  2. Measure the length of the tape from the sole of the foot to below the knee.


Applying the tape

Step 1:

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Step 2:

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  1. Place the base on the underside of the foot without stretching.
  2. Apply the tape with a slight stretch to the inside of the ankle.
  3. Run the tape along the inner edge of the shin and finish under the inner knee.
  4. Rub the tape on well.

Learn how to tape

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  • 30 taping instructions for common injuries that taping can help you with
  • 176 pages of clear written instructions
  • 200 step-by-step instructions accompanied by photo’s, illustrations and scannable video’s through QR codes

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*This book is intended for people who want to tape an injury or complaint themselves. If uncertain about the complaint, consult a physiotherapist.

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Please note that the indicated tape applications and information on our website about the possibilities with kinesiology tape have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists.

Contraindications not to tape: pregnancy, open wounds, broken bones, unexplained complaints, allergies and skin diseases, use of medication such as blood thinners, thrombosis and fever. Always apply tape in consultation with a specialist.