This technique is for ankle sprains, there are several types of ankle sprains but we will look at one most common type of ankle sprain which is called a lateral ankle sprain actually stretching the ligaments on this side of the ankle. This would be indicated by pain and swelling on this side. There is also several techniques used to address this we’ll focus on one here. I am going to pull one piece of tape keeping the piece in an Istrip, and I tear off the anchor point, and I am starting on the inside of the ankle, underneath the foot, and with full tension I am pulling up with full tension.
Through here right along the outside or lateral part of the ankle, and the last bit of tape no tension on there. I am going to create a little friction the friction helps heat the adhesive slightly and gets it to stick. The next piece I am going to tear the anchor, placing it with the tape hanging off of the heel. I am now going to take this piece as I peel the paper off adding about 50 tension around the heel, I am now moving the tape and it will flex right around the foot up underneath the arch,.
And then the top piece of the tape here I am just laying down as an anchor point no tension. One more piece this will be just a mirror image of the last piece we put on. I am now anchoring to the inside of the ankle, again letting that piece hang off putting about 50 tension wrapping around the heel and now coming underneath the foot allowing that tape to flex and bend around the contour of the foot as I come up underneath the arch, taking tension off the tape and just laying that anchor down.