You’ve probably seen athletic trainers taping ankles in the locker room and on the sidelines – have you ever wondered why it’s needed.

According to DJ Gehr, Certified Athletic Trainer with CHI Health, the number one reason ankles are taped is due to an acute ankle injury – somebody who hurt their ankle recently like a sprain. The number two reason to tape is a chronic ankle injury or something that happens a lot. The taping is to help prevent injury from happening again.

The Correct Way To Tape an Ankle

There is a right way and a wrong way to tape an ankle – and there are many steps. Find out how to do it the right way by watching DJ Gehr.

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