oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Ankle injuries: Taping the lateral ligaments of the ankle

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The literature on ankle taping is reviewed, and arguments for and against taping ankles are discussed. Subjective studies of athletes using tape prophylactically and patients using tape during rehabilitation, indicates that of the commercially available tapes, Elastic adhesive bandage, or more commonly called white elastoplast, is found to be both most comfortable, and to give the feeling of the most support.

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