KT Tape: Ankle Stability

KT Tape: Ankle Stability

[Music] Hi I´m am Chris Harper and with me is Makayla and we’re here to demonstrate an
application for ankle stability this could be used for any number of issues
involving ankle pain. Some causes may be ankle sprains, weakness, or instability. KT tape helps treat this condition by
providing support and stability to the ankle. For this application we’re going to
place the ankle in a neutral or ninety-degree position. We going to take our
first full strip and we’re going to twist and tear the paperback
backing of one end and removing that, this creates an anchor,
but before we apply that anchor we need to measure where to place this. So we’re going to place the
torn end just on the inside of the heel going up under the heel then applying that
anchor with absolutely no stretch. The next step is to remove
the majority of the paper backing but leaving just a little bit on the end
to hang onto as you want to avoid touching the adhesive part of the tape
with your hands and we’re going to lie that down to
just the outside part of the ankle and then from there we’re going to start
applying a stretch at about fifty percent going up in under the heel
and then laying that down. And then from here we’re just going to lay
the remainder of the tape with absolutely no stretch on it. Great! Give that a little bit of a rub, create some
friction and heat and help adhesion to the skin And we’re going to take our next
full strip, and just like the first we’re going to twist and tear
the paper backing to create and anchor point and again like the first piece
use the end that we did not tear to measure around the foot
about point of the arch on the outside part of the foot and as that tapecomes around
we’re going to apply the anchor to the inside part of the foot give that a good rub and this
anchor is going on with absolutely no stretch. We’re going to begin by removing the paper backing leaving a little bit on
the paper to hang on to. applying even pressure with your finger
we’re going to put a fifty percent stretch on this tape
as we go around the heel and the outside part of the foot and then
under the heel so just under the arch leaving that
lasts a little bit to lay down with absolutely no stretch. Ok, and now for our last fall strip of tape
once again we’re going to twist and tear that paper backing
removing that piece to create an anchor point then just like that second piece we applied
we’re going to measure this by taking the end that we did not tear
to about the midpoint of the foot. And then applying the anchor now on the
outside part of the foot. This just helps us get the right
measurement of the tape. From here we’re going to peel the paper
backing off leaving a little bit on the end, just enough to hang on to so we don’t
touch that adhesive part of the tape go around the heel with about fifty percent
stretch than under the heel and then as we end the tape we’re going to
take remaining paper off and that last little bit we’re going to lay down with absolutely
no stretch on the tape. Once again we’re going to apply a good
friction rub to create some heat and some good adhesion of that tape to the
skin. We’ll take a good look at that. That is a great ankle application. Here are some tips before applying the
tape clean skin very well to remove any skin
or oils or lotions. You can wear a sock while sleeping
so the tape doesn’t roll with the sheets. and be careful with taking socks and
shoes on and off. Some complementary treatments include
rest,icing after activity, anti-inflammatory medications such ibuprofen,
and strength and balance training. Please seek care if you have excessive
swelling or pain, or experiencing any numbness or hyper flexibility at the
ankle. For more information see our website at

Comments (100)

  1. I have an extra bone in my foot right by the ankle would kt tape help ?

  2. Thank you! This works SO well for me…i can't comprehend why, but if i can walk, i dont care. I had a horrible ankle break (blunt trauma) years ago, and ongoing sprains ever since. When I tape this way i am all good. Yay!

  3. Does this work for stress fracture around the ankle? I think Fibula

  4. I use this when I run and it helps the pain in my legs while I run my cross country races

  5. I just completed a 1/2 Marathon after spraining my ankle (from a fall) two weeks ago. I taped both of my ankles using this method and ran in Hoka One One's and was able to finish the race with minimal pain. Thank you! In addition my sister has posterior tibialis syndrome and using this taping method got her swelling down significantly along with some Chinese Herbs and acupressure

  6. Thank you SOOO much for utilizing YouTube this way. I sprained an ankle during a 1/2 marathon trail race a couple days ago, and this video is saving me!!!

  7. Does this strapping give support toward inner and outter ankle? Thank you

  8. what is with the different colors? is is just to show placement?

  9. i think it useless i used the exact tape they used i fod it just as they said and it didnt work at all

  10. Easily the most frustrating thing I've ever done. Wasted an entire roll. $20.

  11. how would you reuse the tape

  12. I had to use this after I fractured my ankle. I was allowed to play soccer as long as I was wearing this tape. It helped so much!

  13. I have a sprained ankle but also need to tape for my plantar fasciitis, how can i do both methods?

  14. ok. is it me or is that girls flexibility level 10 and mine a 1 because I cant see the other side of my ankle while I do this. Holy Hell my ankle hurts just trying to do all of this in the first place.

  15. I have a problem where my ankles just generally collapse, which cause huge knee pains (which is already fragile due to genetics and dislocation)
    I usually have orthosis, but I'm reluctant to use them during lifts and running because they cost a ton and I'm afraid of getting them used prematurely. Moreover, constantly switching them from shoes to shoes is a pain and I'd rather keep them for work. Will taping my ankle in this manner help during training and daily activities?

  16. Usually these are truly informative, but this one could benefit from both correct camera angles to show exactly where the tape is being applied all over the ankle, not just from one side and decent lighting as half of it is blocked out by shadow.

  17. I wanna Kiss that Princess Foot and l get all the pain out of her.

  18. Do you ship to Europe?

  19. beautiful foot!

  20. I sprained my deltoid ligament in my ankle, and am wondering if there is a different taping method that is recommended for the medial part of the foot/ankle?

  21. And don't forget to use it within a year as it's totally useless after that…

  22. This girl has pretty feet.

  23. hi…please i must play in our final match on wednesday but i sprained my left ankle today in training. Can i tape my ankle and still play?

  24. I usually have ankle sprains…3-4 a year. This time I'm having a nice rest and having my ankle nice and inmovilized. It's been 15 days since the strain and now I'm thinking on use kt taping. Is it any good for stabilizing my ankle or better use rigid taping?

  25. Does anyone know where you can get cheap KT tape from?

  26. Excellent demo both in instruction and application. Thanks

  27. Have you thought about getting the feet clean before recording the video?

  28. can u use the same application but with rock tape?

  29. Can I do this and put socks on when I go on the field ? I play football but I need this

  30. What's the size of one pre-cutted piece of tape?

  31. KT tape doesn't work I was told by doctors and I'm a student athletic trainer and KT tape is something on your foot and dose nothing

  32. I would love to smell and lick those sweaty feet after she played sports.

  33. ugh this is hard. I love how he said no stretch but then this strip won't wrap around as much as they want it. And I always get it stuck going around sigh.

  34. so is this good for platafasia

  35. what if you have hairy legs? do you need to shave them??

  36. The tape helps, but trying to tape myself was difficult!! Took some time, (was worth it) but it isn't as simple as it looks

  37. How long do I leave it on.

  38. Absolutely spot on. Even after applying the tape I can feel the extra stability.

  39. Sure wish I could have seen both sides of the ankle when the tape was applied each time

  40. I tried doing this for my soccer game…I put on my shin guards and it was fine. tried putting on my sock and the whole thing peeled off. That was the last of my tape and I have to leave so I had nothing to protect my foot and rolled it on the way to the game.

  41. here's a few things relieving pain at home
    research some easy exercises online
    Try hot and cold packs alternately
    Lose weight (if you are too heavy)
    Do more exercise
    (I read these and the reasons they work from Jasontas Remedy Tactic website )

  42. can't see both sides…have no idea at times where TF to put it.

  43. This is awesome. It works great. Took a little practice, but is hugely helpful.

  44. I don't care what it does, it looks cool ? so I put that shit on everything!! #ktape love it

  45. I put mine on and rubbed it then waited 30 min. But when I tried putting on a sock, all of it rolled up! It's not like I was being super rough with it either! ? plz help me so I know how to apply better

  46. This was SO helpful!! Thank you so much!!

  47. I am a big dude and need support at The back end of the bottom of my foot it works great honestly better than Dr. Scholl's

  48. 3:45 – 3:55 CRINGE

  49. Great video, easy to follow. Thank you!

  50. This guy is so motivating!

  51. What is the length of each strip?

  52. are there any references for this type of kinesio taping? ankle for instance. cause I wanna reference it.

  53. Very difficult to get it on right the first few tries. I had to watch it at 0.75x the speed in order to get it closer without pausing (still had to, of course). Having the mirror version would have definitely helped.

  54. i dont feel the support at all damn

  55. Why the different colors?

  56. I'm a gymnast and this has saved my life!(not literally) I have very weak ankles and knees and this works wonders!

  57. A better overall perspective on the foot is needed when each tape is placed

  58. I use a full stretch on her she love it

  59. this is just a waste of money and just mental just buy some regular duck tape and put it on ur ankle might even work better then this I see no point tried it and didn't see any difference

  60. Thank you for excellent advice and how-to apply. Much appreciated.

  61. My kids are getting into soccer, will all this taping affect the size of the cleat?

  62. I love this tape but it is very hard to reverse it from the video

  63. Crap- I tried it and it made no difference- what is this all about?!!

  64. Great, this taping helped for ankle pain, thanks 🙂

  65. Will it useful for me for my event if I am in injury for Triple jump

  66. Can you guys just link to diagrams or something too, i'm so sick of having to watch these slow ass videos when a diagram would be sufficent.

  67. Oh yeah I will ww4 those feetzzz

  68. “do not touch the adhesive.” touches adhesive “good.”

  69. Does anyone think that this looks like an unneeded expense? Why not an ankle wrap that you buy once and can use repeatedly during exercise throughout the week. Am I missing something?

  70. Can you get a new camera man who actually shows the part of the foot where the tape is getting applied? I.e. don't show the front of the foot when you're putting it on the back; don't show the top of the foot when putting on the bottom.

  71. her foot is huge! i fotgot one of the parts so i went back to this video and at like step 2 and 3 with the 2nd and 3rd strip of tape is goes only halfway accross her foot and almost fully with mine lmao

  72. I like how you told me advice about before I put the tape on AFTER you give me instructions on how to put the tape on…..

  73. Do I need to shave my legs for this to stick?

  74. Can we use taping for pitting oedema

  75. I have to say this video was very thorough short and sweet. Much appreciated

  76. Chris Harper. Masterful demo. I am breaking in a new pair of Vibram 5 toes. 2 1/2 years after calcaneal osteotomy surgery. This is my go to KT tape job. Running, cycling, and HIIT.

  77. You can't see anything , make sense what you saying but it would be helpfull to see how to do it.

  78. Not easy to follow these instructions, needs more light on the scene, but pretty much nailed it and my badly sprained ankle feels sooooo much better, thanks for posting??

  79. i mean, i can put it on for her

  80. Would this help with supination?

  81. Can I apply it to my eyes ?

  82. Hey guys I graduated in Kinesiology diploma , unfortunately my country doesn’t recognize it is primary major , so any help or suggest where I can start to repeat what I learned i college thank you .. any tips anything would appreciate it

  83. Can anyone tell me a good taping technique for accessory navicular syndrome? Ive searched the internet but it doesnt show anything related to the ANS.

  84. this ass twat gives shitty directions

  85. Does this require different lengths of tape or is it al the same?

  86. The best damn KT Tape video instruction for effective ankle tape application. Instruction pace and self application demo is perfect

  87. Which KT product is this? There are so many to choose from. Thanks!

  88. Love this stuff for running but it sucks for grappling sports

  89. ‘Clean skin before using tape’ girls foot looks like caveman’s foot ?. I’m going to see if this will help me

  90. Has anyone try this that has Gout in the ankle ? If it helps let me know

  91. You know I literally did the last 2 prices wrong

  92. They should put a note in the instructions that this is for women or people with shaving legs only because the stuff does not stick for shit

  93. I think this stuff is useless, a waste of money

  94. Does this work for subtalar joint ankle pain?

  95. Just did this for tennis. Not perfect at all but still really helped.

  96. literally wish there was a better way for these videos to be done. can't see all sides so you are unsure exactly where it should be applied. just tried wrapping my ankle like shown above….totally UNSURE how this type of application helps the ankle.
    Also, are these strips (in all types sold) the same length?!? I just don't understand why these videos aren't truly HELPFUL!!

  97. She's sexy. Hope you got her pregnant.

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