Athletic taping can prevent injury or facilitate an injured athletes’ return to competition.
In general, taping should limit abnormal or excessive movement of a sprained joint while also providing support to the muscles and ligaments the sprain has compromised. It may also offer early movement proprioceptive feedback allowing the athlete to make the appropriate modifications to the movement being performed, as well as retrain the injured tissue.
Regardless of how taping of a joint works, it should not substitute for a rehabilitation program. Taping should be applied in conjunction with stretching and strengthening exercises.
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