How to Strap an Ankle
Strapping can be used effectively in both the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
As an aid to prevention, the role of strapping is to decrease the frequency and severity of injury. Injury can be prevented, or the risk of injury can be reduced, by effective strapping tape.
Prevention is better than cure
In many professional sports, clubs have large financial investments in their playing staff and cannot afford to lose a player at any stage of the playing season. Therefore, clubs use strapping tape as a form of insurance against ankle injuries. This, in turn, helps to reduce loss of performance time by any player.
In amateur sport, athletes risk the same injuries, although there is generally little encouragement to take such preventative measures even though the amateur risks the consequence of time off work and paying medical bills. In these situations, the use of strapping tape, particularly for the high risk sports such as Football, Netball, Basketball, Hockey etc, is potentially far more important to the individual where the cost of prevention could be far less than the cost of the treatment.
Ankle taping technique offering maximum support in helping to prevent Lateral Ligament Sprains
How to protect the ankle
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