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Why does kt tape work? I broke my ankle last march and ever since I have had terrible pain in it. I tried the tape and it decreased the pain.

Why does kt tape work? I broke my ankle last march and ever since I have had terrible pain in it. I tried the tape and it decreased the pain.

KINESIOTAPE: Kt tape provides stability and support for joints by providing an external layer of support around the joint. You recreate tendons and ligaments using various techniques around joints and along muscles and tendons. The added support will give you the confidence and support during the rehabilitation phase of an injury as well as the stability and pain relief during activity. Its good stuff! ...Read more

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Had inversion ankle sprain 3 1/2 weeks ago. The swelling is now gone and I can put weight on it. Is kt tape or regular tape best for return to soccer?

Had inversion ankle sprain 3 1/2 weeks ago. The swelling is now gone and I can put weight on it. Is kt tape or regular tape best for return to soccer?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read more

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Does ankle taping prevent injury or make the ankles weaker?

Does ankle taping prevent injury or make the ankles weaker?

Helps prevent injury: A study of high school basketball players in wisconsin recently published in the american journal of sports medicine shows a reduction in the incidence (about 50% for athletes with prior sprains and about 65% for those with no previous sprain) of ankle sprains among athletes wearing ankle braces compared to those without braces. Braces have been shown to be more effective and cheaper than tape. ...Read more

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Can strapping my ankle with kinesio tape will help where my tibia is around there?

Can strapping my ankle with kinesio tape will help where my tibia is around there?

Ankle pain?: I cannot really tell by your question what area is of concern other than the ankle area. If u feel you need a bit of support, correctly applied kinesio- tape or athletic tape can help. There are some very good you tube videos demonstrating how to apply these.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tape a sprained ankle?

How to tape a sprained ankle?

Try U-tube: Can't explain or demonstrate here. Try u-tube or see a sports trainer to demo this to you. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to tape my sprained ankle?

Is there a good way for me to tape my sprained ankle?

Athletic tape: Use athletic tape and apply a figure 8 motion around ankle and heel and arch. I'd recommend an otc brace, ice, rest, and antiinflammatory medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tape a sprained ankle for support during recovery?

What is the best way to tape a sprained ankle for support during recovery?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read more

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Would 4-6mo of taping/bracing ankle cause weakness of surrounding musculature?

Would 4-6mo of taping/bracing ankle cause weakness of surrounding musculature?

Yes: Yes it will cause weakness of surrounding musculature due to disuse atrophy. ...Read more

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At gymnastics training last night she fell on her ankle in a strange way. This morning she was complaining of pain on pressure. Is taping sensible?

At gymnastics training last night she fell on her ankle in a strange way. This morning she was complaining of pain on pressure. Is taping sensible?

Ice and elevation: No, initally would ice area with elevation and rest, it no better need to be seen by physician for examination and xrays. ...Read more

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I hurt my ankle and Achilles and I have school tomorrow. So should I tape it?

I hurt my ankle and Achilles and I have school tomorrow. So should I tape it?

Need an evaluation: You should get this checked out. At a minimum, you should go to sports authority or other sporting goods store and purchase an ankle brace that limits motion of the ankle temporarily so you can function. But you still need a podiatrist or orthopedic to evaluate the injury. Don't forget to ice and elevate the ankle today. ...Read more

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Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises?

Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises?

Agree: If there is no history of trauma and no instability, catching, or locking then this may be mechanical. Therapist don't not diagnose but provide evaluation. A knee specialist can provide you with a formal diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I remove hypa tape from around ankle leg ulcer without tearing my skin?

How can I remove hypa tape from around ankle leg ulcer without tearing my skin?

Warm water...time: I am assuming you are talking about hypafix tape which sticks to the skin. The easiest way is to soak the entire dressing with warm water or saline until it loosens up. More importantly, it is never a good idea to use tape directly on the skin if it can be avoided. Ankle ulcers are typically a result of varicose veins. A compression dressing avoids the use of tape and provides compression therapy. ...Read more

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I think I have a grade 1 high ankle sprain. This happened wednesday night. Can I play lacrosse tomorrow if I tape my ankle?

Pain/function: The ability to play sports with an ankle sprain depends on many factors: how much pain do you have? What is your function- can you run and cut with your typical speed and skill? Are you 90% or 70%? How important is this game? Reinjury may increase the severity and cause you to be out for a longer period of time. Yes, taping or a brace would be recommended if attempting to play. Think big picture. ...Read more

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Does taping your ankle sprain with sports tape from the sports store help you more than an ACE wrap does? Taping seems stronger and tighter than ace.

Does taping your ankle sprain with sports tape from the sports store help you more than an ACE wrap does? Taping seems stronger and tighter than ace.

No: Taping is not for recent injuries. It is for old injuries to help prevent re-injury. Taping is too tight and dangerous in the early post-injury stages. Ace wraps are elastic and can accommodate some swelling. Right after injury you are trying to reduce swelling, not cut off blood flow. Use and ace wrap until the swelling is resolved, then start taping for return to sports. ...Read more

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I suffered a ankle dislocation in feb. 2013 and I didn't need surgery, went through physio. Have to stop bone splaying with tape. Still hurts, normal?

I suffered a ankle dislocation in feb. 2013 and I didn't need surgery, went through physio. Have to stop bone splaying with tape. Still hurts, normal?

Ankle dislocation: Do you mean that you did not need surgery to reduce your ankle or that after the dislocation it was found that you did not have an unstable ankle and therefore surgery was not advised? At six months would expect you to be doing very well. If you have not seen an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist during this time I would have them evaluate your ankle. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rolled my ankle 2 days ago cutting in lacrosse. It hurts right above the bone to the touch. I can walk normally. If I tape my ankle can I play tomorro?

Rolled my ankle 2 days ago cutting in lacrosse. It hurts right above the bone to the touch. I can walk normally. If I tape my ankle can I play tomorro?

If you can walk: Chances are it is not broken. In other words it is most likely an ankle sprain. Certainly taping is ok but it loosens up after about 15 minutes of play. I would recommend and athletic lace up ankle brace that you can tighten up as you play. If it is not getting better in a week or you can't run or bear weight see a doc and get an xray. ...Read more

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How should I go about returning to athletic play after an ankle sprain? Is a brace or athletic taping better?

How should I go about returning to athletic play after an ankle sprain? Is a brace or athletic taping better?

Brace: A brace is a more secure way to protect your ankle from re-injury. Eventually taping will be ok but at the beginning it is best to have good support. Taping can be very strong, depending on who does it, but it is not as strong as a good brace. However, it depends on what athletic activity you are doing because the brace will limit your mobility more. ...Read more

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My foot was taped earlier today by podiatrist. Ankle was stablizing. Is it possible the tape pulls on my ankle because ankle usually is not that sore.

My foot was taped earlier today by podiatrist. Ankle was stablizing. Is it possible the tape pulls on my ankle because ankle usually is not that sore.

It's always possible: The tape makes it feel to tight or uncomfortable. If I put the tape on you and you called me with such a complaint I would just have you remove the tape. The taping should add stability and take away any pain if it his more its not doing what one intended it to do. ...Read more

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Does kt tape help knee hyper extensions?

Does kt tape help knee hyper extensions?

Probably not: Hyper extension of the knee is usually caused by ligamentous laxity or muscle imbalances about the knee. It would not likely be significantly improved with taping. ...Read more

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I have a painful iliopsoas snapping. Its bothering me while sitting, standing or any movement. Should I use a kt tape cause when I use it helps.

Stretch...: Physiotape helps stretch the tissues over the tendon. I would recommend a good stretching program that encourages loosening of the ip tendon. A physical therapist can guide you in these exercises. ...Read more

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Will kt tape help pain from dequervains tenosynovitis?

Will kt tape help pain from dequervains tenosynovitis?

Maybe: Some people get mild temporary relief of tenosynovitis with kt tape, and if it works for you then that is great. It will probably not be a good long term solution, however. You should see your Doctor for additional treatments and therapy to prevent recurrent symptoms. ...Read more

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What would you suggest for a hurting tricept? Can move but hurts. Has for five/six weeks now. Used kt tape. Iced it. Put heat on it.

Tricept: It's not clear if u r still exercising it but if so you need to let it heal 4-6 weeks. That means no push-ups too.. ...Read more

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Could something like KT tape along with icing help my shins stop hurting after basketball?

Could something like KT tape along with icing help my shins stop hurting after basketball?

KT tape: Very much so. Especially if the KT tape is applied correctly. Stretching and NSAIDs are another treatment option. Seeing a physical therapist may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Sm. Finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction. Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger. Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.

Sm. Finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction. Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger. Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.

AS long as it is not: Too tight, allows motion when permitted, and is the right treatment for the issue then sure tape is tape. Personally, I like to use coban and then tape over the coban. I also often recommend padding in the small web between the fingers to avoid maceration or wear. Hygiene is very important as a dirty web space will not only smell bad but the skin can get irritated. ...Read more

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What is KT tape used for?

Kinesio taping: The jury is out as regards this type of treatment - it is very trendy and probably over used - here's a link to a research article -http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23306413 ...Read more