Calf strain and KT tape

Discussion in 'Health, Fitness and Well Being' started by avocado, May 16, 2018.

  1. avocado

    avocado Juniors

    Feb 13, 2018
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    I have a slight calf strain and have touch footy on Friday night.
    Wondering if anyone knows the best method of using KT tape or similar.
    The strain is toward the outside, about 2/3 way up between ankle and back of knee.Sorry, I don't know the anatomical term.
    There are dozens of different methods on youtube and most of them contradict each other.

    Some say a cross. Or a Y. Or one up the middle. Or stabilise the ankle first. Stretch the tape. Don't stretch the tape.
  2. DeeJ

    DeeJ Bench

    Jun 14, 2007
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    Honestly I don't think they do anything. My physio put it on me for my shoulder but he said it was just as a guide so I could correct the posture in that area.

    Using it in sports where you are dynamically changing positions frequently wont provide much support or structure.
    sensesmaybenumbed likes this.

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