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Athletic Training

Taping Ankles

10/02/2006

Question:

What is the proper and most effective way of taping your ankles prior to playing football.

Answer:

One ankle tape job that is effective is the basket weave.  The basket weave is applied over a protective barrier (pre-wrap), onto the ankle. 

The next step is called the horseshoe.

Additional support comes from the heel lock

You also have the option of purchasing ankle braces to provide you more support.

Good luck!

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Response by:

Chalisa   Fonza, MA, ATC Chalisa Fonza, MA, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Clinical Instructor at the School of Allied Medical Professionals
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University