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  1. Compression strapping for an acutely sprained ankle
  2. Preventative full ankle strapping
  3. Preventative 'Figure 8' ankle strapping
  4. Offload taping of the Plantar fascia
  5. Patella tendon tape

One of the first priorities in the treatment of an acute ankle sprain is to limit the amount of swelling. This strapping is designed for this purpose. As fluid typically accumulates around the malleoli, a 'horseshoe'of chiropody felt is used around this area.

Step 1

A horseshoe is cut from chiropody felt and placed around the lateral and medial malleoli.

 

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Step 2

Then the bandage is applied from just above the toes.

 

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Step 3

This should be applied smoothly, covering the whole foot.

 

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Step 4

Continue the bandage around the bottom of the heel...

 

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Step 5

then around the foot...

 

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Step 6

and around the heel again, this time a little higher up.

 

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Step 7

Then around the heel again…

 

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Step 8

…being careful not to leave any gaps where fluid will accumulate.

 

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Step 9

Proceed in a smooth manner around the Achilles region…

 

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Step 10

…and finish off midway up the calf, or higher up at the popliteal fossa.

 

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