How to apply Tape: Ankle Stability

This application can be used for a variety of ankle issues including ankle sprains, stretched ligaments, inflamed tendons, or general ankle weakness. 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*.

Ankle injuries can happen a number of different ways. They can occur during an acute injury, or a sudden rolling or twisting of the ankle. These types of injuries generally involve great pain and swelling. Typically, acute injuries are inversion ankle sprains wherein the foot rolls to the inside while stepping on an uneven surface such as a curb, hole, or root. The first strip applied will help to keep the foot everted and decrease your tendency to suffer another sprain. The second and third strips provide excellent proprioceptive stability.

Overuse or chronic ankle injuries occur overtime and are often the result of over training or training in poor conditions such as inappropriate footwear, uneven or dense surfaces, or simply too much too soon. These injuries are characterized by inflammation and are generally the result of other injuries. The stability provided by this application allows these inflamed tendons and ligaments to rest and avoid further injury.

Ankle instability or weakness can lead to chronic sprains and tearing of ligaments and tendons and lead to other injuries. Unlike traditional ankle braces, KT Tape provides support that is very comfortable and allows you to have a greater range of motion. This application also helps to provide support without limiting your range of motion or decreasing your blood flow.

Application overview

This application can be used for a variety of ankle issues including ankle sprains, stretched ligaments, inflamed tendons, or general ankle weakness. KT Tape gives support and stability to the ankle.

What you need

3 full strips of KT TAPE

Apple before activity

Apply one hour before beginning activity

Clean skin

Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area

Activate adhesive

After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive

Body position

how to apply tape for ankle stability step 1

Position the ankle at 90 degrees.

how to apply tape for ankle stability step 2

0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor a full strip two inches above the ankle.

how to apply tape for ankle stability step 3

50% STRETCH

APPLY: Apply tape down the outer ankle, across the bottom of the heel, and up the inner side of the ankle.

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0% STRETCH

FINISH: Lay the last 5cm without stretch.

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0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor a full strip along the instep of the foot.

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50% STRETCH

APPLY: Lay the tape around the back of the heel and across the arch with 50% stretch.

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0% STRETCH

FINISH: Lay the last 5cm down without stretch on inside of foot.

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0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor a full strip along the outside of the foot

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50% STRETCH

APPLY: Lay the tape around the back of the heel and across the arch with 50% stretch

how to apply tape for ankle stability step 10

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Lay the last 5cm down without stretch on inside of foot

CAUTION: If you have skin sensitivities, cancer, or are pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or sore. KT TAPE® is not a replacement for professional medical care. Warranties and remedies limited to product replacement cost. READ ALL CAUTIONS ON ENCLOSED INSTRUCTION SHEET PRIOR TO USE.