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Ankle taping is often used in athletics; however, why is it done? Taping your ankle can help reduce the swelling that regularly occurs proper after an injury. Taping the ankle also externally stabilize the stretched ligaments (tissues connecting bone to bone)  as they heal. Upon completing the rehabilitation phase taping your ankle for will help in avoiding future injury.

Ankle strapping or taping can be used to avoid and treat ankle injuries effectively.
The aim of ankle strapping is to reduce the frequency and seriousness of injury as a preventive aid. A sprained ankle, in particular. Injury can be prevented by effective strapping tape, or the risk of injury can be reduced.

Be diligent in avoiding injury.

In Sports, Preventative taping is used as a form of insurance against ankle injuries. This will helps to reduce the athlete's loss of performance time and helps with their recover

Kinesiology taping Method




Research findings suggest that TAPING may provide superior benefits concerning deceleration of inversion velocity and facilitation of dynamic neuromuscular protective mechanisms.

TAPING also offers a means to address the complex, interrelated bio-mechanical factors that are responsible for subtalar joint injury and rotary instability of the talocrural joint.

Thus, in the short video clip provided above, stirrup strips are well-positioned to provide maximum restraint to the inward displacement of the hindfoot within the frontal plane. The application of heel-lock and figure-8 components further encases the hindfoot, which offers additional resistance to the lateral distraction of the talocrural and subtalar joints within the frontal plane (Wilkerson, 2002.)

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