Step-by-step guides to common ailments
A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together. Ligaments help to stabilize joints, which prevents excessive movement.
1. Hold your ankle at a 90-degree angle.
2. Start where your toes meet the body of your foot. Hold the loose end of the wrap at the side of your foot and wrap SelfGrip® around the ball of your foot twice, keeping it somewhat taut with a light pull.
3. Start circling your way around the arch of the foot. Pull the SelfGrip® diagonally from the bottom of the toes across the top of the foot and circle it around the ankle.
4. Now bring the SelfGrip® diagonally across the top of the foot and under the arch in a figure-eight pattern.
5. When you get to the anklebone, wrap SelfGrip® around the front piece so it stays in place under the anklebone.
6. Continue around the ankle and foot in a figure eight, moving toward the heel on the bottom and toward the calf at the top of the eight.
7. SelfGrip® should cover the entire foot and end several inches above the ankle. Use EasyRip™ Trainer’s tape for extra hold.
8. The wrap should be snug but should not cut off circulation to the foot.