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Effects of Kinesiotape vs Soft and Semirigid Ankle Orthoses on Balance in Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Foot Ankle Int 2020 07 8;41(7):793-802. Epub 2020 May 8.

Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a frequent complication of ankle sprain that may be associated with long-term consequences. Although taping and bracing are common interventions that are widely used by clinicians and athletic trainers for patients with CAI, no studies have compared the effects of kinesiotaping and bracing on balance performance in these patients. The present study aimed to compare the effects of ankle kinesiotaping, a soft ankle orthosis, and a semirigid ankle orthosis on balance performance in patients with CAI. Read More

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Immediate effect of kinesiology tape on ankle stability.

BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2020 4;6(1):e000604. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Dean's Office, University of Balamand Faculty of Engineering, El-Koura, Lebanon.

Background: Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, particularly among the sporting population. Due to such prevalence, many interventions have been tried to prevent initial, or further, ankle sprains. Current research shows that the use of traditional athletic tape can reduce the incidence of sprain recurrence, but this may be at a cost to athletic performance through restriction of motion. Read More

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February 2020

Gait Biomechanics Following Taping and Bracing in Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Critically Appraised Topic.

J Sport Rehabil 2020 Mar;29(3):373-376

Clinical Scenario: Approximately 30% of all first-time patients with LAS develop chronic ankle instability (CAI). CAI-associated impairments are thought to contribute to aberrant gait biomechanics, which increase the risk of subsequent ankle sprains and the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Alternative modalities should be considered to improve gait biomechanics as impairment-based rehabilitation does not impact gait. Read More

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Do External Supports Improve Dynamic Balance in Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability? A Network Meta-analysis.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2020 02;478(2):359-377

K. Tsikopoulos, D. Kitridis, 424 Army General Training Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: To improve ankle stability in patients who have experienced an ankle sprain with residual symptoms of instability and/or objective joint laxity, external supports (such as taping, bracing, and orthotic insoles) are used sometimes. However, available randomized trials have disagreed on whether restraints improve balance in those individuals. In this situation, a network meta-analysis can help because it allows for comparing multiple treatments simultaneously, taking advantage not only of direct but also indirect evidence synthesis. Read More

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February 2020

Current trends in sport injury prevention.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2019 02 23;33(1):3-15. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4, Canada. Electronic address:

Participation in sport and recreation has important positive implications for public health across the lifespan; however, the burden of sport-related musculoskeletal injury is significant, with the greatest risk being in youth and young adults. Moving upstream to primary prevention of injury is a public health priority that will have significant implications for reducing the long-term consequences of musculoskeletal injury including early post-traumatic osteoarthritis. The primary targets for the prevention of musculoskeletal injury in sport include neuromuscular training (NMT), rule modification, and equipment recommendations. Read More

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February 2019

Prevention of Lateral Ankle Sprains.

J Athl Train 2019 Jun 22;54(6):650-661. Epub 2019 May 22.

University College Dublin, Ireland.

Context: Given the frequency of ankle sprains, especially in the athletic population, prevention is a primary task of athletic trainers and other sports health care professionals.

Objective: To discuss the current evidence as it relates to prophylactic programs for the prevention of ankle sprains and to provide critical interpretation of the evidence supporting and refuting the implementation of preventive programs.

Conclusions: External prophylactic supports and preventive exercise programs are effective for reducing the risk of ankle sprains in both uninjured and previously injured populations. Read More

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External ankle supports alter running biomechanics: a field-based study using wearable sensors.

Physiol Meas 2019 04 26;40(4):044003. Epub 2019 Apr 26.

Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT, United States of America.

Objectives: To evaluate the effects of ankle taping, bracing, and fibular reposition taping (FRT) on running biomechanics as measured with wearable sensors.

Approach: A randomized crossover study design was employed as 12 young adults (six males, six females) with history of ankle sprain completed four 400 m runs at self-selected pace on an outdoor track. One of four conditions (control, taped, braced, FRT) was applied prior to each run. Read More

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The effects of Kinesiotape on acute lateral ankle sprain: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2018 Feb 20;19(1):125. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Ankle sprains are some of the most frequent injuries of the musculoskeletal system. However, there is no substantive evidence supporting which treatment strategy is superior. Taping with Kinesiotape (KT) is a new method that is used as an alternative to the more established taping and bracing techniques used for the prophylaxis and treatment of ankle sprains. Read More

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February 2018

Concerns About Ankle Injury Prophylaxis and Acceptance of the Parachute Ankle Brace Among Jumpmaster Students.

Mil Med 2018 05;183(5-6):e135-e139

Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Road, Village of Bannockburn, Deerfield, IL 60015.

Introduction: Several studies have shown that the parachute ankle brace (PAB) is safe, cost-effective, and reduces the rates of ankle injuries during military parachuting. However, the acceptability and usability of the PAB has not been well established in units that regularly do airborne exercises. Many anecdotal concerns in the past may be limiting common use. Read More

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Collegiate Football Players' Ankle Range of Motion and Dynamic Balance in Braced and Self-Adherent-Taped Conditions.

J Athl Train 2018 Jan 9;53(1):66-71. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

Applied Science and Technology, Illinois State University, Normal.

Context:   Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the physically active population. Previous researchers have shown that supporting the ankle with taping or bracing is effective in preventing ankle sprains. However, no authors have compared the effects of self-adherent tape and lace-up ankle braces on ankle range of motion (ROM) and dynamic balance in collegiate football players. Read More

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January 2018

Effect of a novel mobilization with movement procedure on anterolateral ankle impingement - A case report.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Jul 3;34(7):569-577. Epub 2018 Jan 3.

a Registered Physiotherapist , CBI Health Centre, Chilliwack , British Columbia , Canada.

This case report describes a 50-year-old male who presented with right anterolateral ankle pain managed unsuccessfully with rest, medications, bracing, injection, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Clinical diagnosis of anterolateral ankle impingement was based on concordant symptom reproduction with palpatory tenderness and a positive lateral synovial impingement test. This case report is a potential first time description of the successful management of anterolateral ankle impingement utilizing a novel Mulligan's mobilization with movement procedure (consisting of internal rotation of the distal tibia) and taping with immediate improvements noted in pain, range of motion, and function. Read More

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The effects of ankle braces and taping on lower extremity running kinematics and energy expenditure in healthy, non-injured adults.

Gait Posture 2017 10 18;58:108-114. Epub 2017 Jul 18.

Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1337 Lower Campus Road, PE/A Complex, Honolulu, HI, 96822, United States. Electronic address:

Ankle braces and taping are commonly used to prevent ankle sprains and allow return to play following injury, however, it is unclear how passive restriction of joint motion may effect running gait kinematics and energy expenditure during exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of different types of ankle supports on lower extremity kinematics and energy expenditure during continuous running. Thirteen healthy physically active adults ran at self-selected speed on the treadmill for 30min in four different ankle support conditions: semi-rigid hinged brace, lace-up brace, tape and control. Read More

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October 2017

Rehabilitation and Improvement of Health-Related Quality-of-Life Detriments in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Meta-Analysis.

J Athl Train 2017 Aug 13;52(8):753-765. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Division of Athletic Training, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Objective:   To conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis assessing the effectiveness of conservative rehabilitation programs for improving health-related quality of life (HRQL) in individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI).

Data Sources:   PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and SPORTDiscus were searched from inception to January 2016.

Study Selection:   Studies were included if the researchers examined the effects of a conservative rehabilitation protocol in individuals with CAI, used validated patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to quantify participant-perceived HRQL, and provided adequate data to calculate the effect sizes (ESs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Read More

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Using Ankle Bracing and Taping to Decrease Range of Motion and Velocity During Inversion Perturbation While Walking.

J Athl Train 2016 Apr 25;51(4):283-90. Epub 2016 Apr 25.

Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington;

Context: Prophylactic ankle supports are commonly used. However, the effectiveness of external supports in preventing an inversion stress has been debated.

Objective: To evaluate how ankle bracing and taping affect inversion range of motion, time to maximum inversion, inversion velocity, and perceived ankle stability compared with a control condition during a dynamic inversion perturbation while walking. Read More

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Assessing performance, stability, and cleat comfort/support in collegiate club soccer players using prophylactic ankle taping and bracing.

Res Sports Med 2016 11;24(1):39-53. Epub 2016 Mar 11.

a Athletic Training Research Laboratory , University of Delaware , Newark , DE , USA.

Soccer athletes at all levels of play are keenly aware of their equipment needs including cleat wear, and want to be protected from injury but without impeding on-field performance. Ankle injury is a common disorder that is prevalent in the sport of soccer and recent improvements in ankle prophylaxis interventions have proven effective. The aim of this study was to determine if the use of elastic taping or a neoprene sleeve alters performance, stability, and cleat comfort/support in soccer players compared to wearing a soccer cleat without any external support. Read More

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December 2016

Effect of kinesiotaping, non-elastic taping and bracing on segmental foot kinematics during drop landing in healthy subjects and subjects with chronic ankle instability.

Physiotherapy 2016 Sep 3;102(3):287-93. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Centre for Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Objective: To evaluate the effects of kinesiotape, non-elastic tape, and soft brace on segmental foot kinematics during drop landing in subjects with chronic ankle instability and healthy subjects.

Design: Controlled study with repeated measurements.

Setting: Three-dimensional motion analysis laboratory. Read More

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September 2016

Effects of soft bracing or taping on a lateral ankle sprain: a non-randomised controlled trial evaluating recurrence rates and residual symptoms at one year.

J Foot Ankle Res 2015 14;8:13. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Department of Rehabilitation, Nursing Science and Sport, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA The Netherlands.

Background: After sustaining an ankle sprain, taping is often the standard treatment in primary care. Ankle braces are sometimes used as an alternative. This study aimed to compare the effects of four weeks of soft bracing or taping following acute lateral ankle ligamentous sprain (ALALS) on sprain recurrence rates and residual symptoms at one year. Read More

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Effectiveness of orthotic devices in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review.

Sports Med 2015 Jan;45(1):95-110

Department of Podiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC, 3086, Australia,

Orthotic devices such as foot orthoses, splints, taping and bracing are recommended for Achilles tendinopathy (AT). This systematic review was conducted to review the current evidence for the effectiveness of orthotic devices for the treatment of mid-portion or insertional AT. Electronic bibliographic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Current Contents, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus) were searched in May 2014. Read More

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January 2015

Bracing superior to neuromuscular training for the prevention of self-reported recurrent ankle sprains: a three-arm randomised controlled trial.

Br J Sports Med 2014 Aug 7;48(16):1235-9. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

Department of Public and Occupational Health EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Ankle sprain is the most common sports-related injury with a high rate of recurrence and associated costs. Recent studies have emphasised the effectiveness of both neuromuscular training and bracing for the secondary prevention of ankle sprains.

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of combined bracing and neuromuscular training, or bracing alone, against the use of neuromuscular training on recurrences of ankle sprain after usual care. Read More

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The implementation effectiveness of the 'Strengthen your ankle' smartphone application for the prevention of ankle sprains: design of a randomized controlled trial.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Jan 7;15. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

Department of Public & Occupational Health, EMGO + Institute for Health and Care Research and VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Ankle sprains continue to pose a significant burden to the individual athlete, as well as to society as a whole. However, despite ankle sprains being the single most common sports injury and despite an active approach by various Dutch organisations in implementing preventive measures, large-scale community uptake of these preventive measures, and thus actual prevention of ankle sprains, is lagging well behind. In an attempt to bridge this implementation gap, the Dutch Consumer Safety Institute VeiligheidNL developed a freely available interactive App ('Strenghten your ankle' translated in Dutch as: 'Versterk je enkel; available for iOS and Android) that contains - next to general advice on bracing and taping - a proven cost-effective neuromuscular program. Read More

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January 2014

The effect of kinesio® tape on vertical jump and dynamic postural control.

Int J Sports Phys Ther 2013 Aug;8(4):393-406

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Introduction And Background: Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries among physically active individuals. The role of prophylactic ankle taping and bracing has been studied extensively. Kinesio(®) Tape (KT) is a somewhat new type of taping technique gaining popularity as both treatment and performance enhancement tool. Read More

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National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: conservative management and prevention of ankle sprains in athletes.

J Athl Train 2013 Jul-Aug;48(4):528-45

National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Communications Department, 2952 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247, USA.

Objective: To present recommendations for athletic trainers and other allied health care professionals in the conservative management and prevention of ankle sprains in athletes.

Background: Because ankle sprains are a common and often disabling injury in athletes, athletic trainers and other sports health care professionals must be able to implement the most current and evidence-supported treatment strategies to ensure safe and rapid return to play. Equally important is initiating preventive measures to mitigate both first-time sprains and the chance of reinjury. Read More

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November 2013

Effect of ankle taping or bracing on creating an increased sense of confidence, stability, and reassurance when performing a dynamic-balance task.

J Sport Rehabil 2013 Aug 9;22(3):229-33. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

Dept of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.

Clinical Scenario: Ankle taping and bracing are commonly used to reduce the risk of sports-related ankle sprains. Mechanical- and neuromuscular-control facilitation has been the focus of their effectiveness. Another potential advantage to using ankle taping or bracing is an increased sense of confidence, stability, and reassurance that the individual may experience when performing a dynamic-balance activity. Read More

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Ankle taping and bracing for proprioception.

Br J Sports Med 2013 May 26;47(8):527-8. Epub 2012 Oct 26.

Department of Public & Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands.

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Role of external prophylactic support in restricting accessory ankle motion after exercise.

Foot Ankle Int 2012 Oct;33(10):862-9

ATI Physical Therapy, Newark, DE 19716, USA.

Background: To both prevent and accelerate recovery and return-to-play from ankle sprains, clinicians frequently employ the use of external prophylactic support (EPS), such as taping and bracing, to provide mechanical support to the ankle joint. While common practice clinically, research has been inconclusive in demonstrating the effectiveness of EPS in restricting accessory motion (laxity) throughout activity, as well as its efficacy in restricting laxity in patients with complaints of ankle instability, and patients with a history of ankle sprain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of EPS type (None, Tape, Brace) on ankle laxity before and after exercise in subjects with varying degrees of previous ankle injury. Read More

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October 2012

Long-term effects of sport: preventing and managing OA in the athlete.

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2012 12 31;8(12):747-52. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

Department of Physiotherapy, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia.

Sports participation is associated with an increased risk of future osteoarthritis (OA), much of which results from joint injury. No strong evidence exists that moderate sporting activity in the presence of normal joints predisposes to OA. Whether high-level participation in sport, particularly impact-type sports, is truly associated with OA is unclear owing to difficulties in differentiating the confounding effect of joint injury. Read More

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December 2012

The effect of taping versus semi-rigid bracing on patient outcome and satisfaction in ankle sprains: a prospective, randomized controlled trial.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2012 May 28;13:81. Epub 2012 May 28.

Department of Surgery, Division of Traumasurgery, Maastricht University Medical Center+, P Debyelaan 25, 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Background: Functional treatment is a widely used and generally accepted treatment for ankle sprain. A meta-analysis comparing the different functional treatment options could not make definitive conclusions regarding the effectiveness, and until now, little was known about patient satisfaction in relation to the outcome.

Methods: Patients with acute ankle sprain received rest, ice, compression and elevation with an compressive bandage at the emergency department. Read More

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The effect of ankle taping or bracing on proprioception in functional ankle instability: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Sci Med Sport 2012 Sep 17;15(5):386-92. Epub 2012 Apr 17.

Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia.

Objectives: To determine if wearing an ankle brace or taping the ankle, compared to no brace or tape, improves proprioceptive acuity in people with a history of ankle sprain or functional ankle instability.

Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Methods: Studies using controlled, cross-over designs whereby participants who had sprained their ankle at least once or had functional ankle instability, underwent some form of proprioceptive sensation testing with and without ankle brace or tape, were included. Read More

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September 2012

A comparison of augmented low-Dye taping and ankle bracing on lower limb muscle activity during walking in adults with flat-arched foot posture.

J Sci Med Sport 2012 Jan 30;15(1):8-13. Epub 2011 Aug 30.

School of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University, Australia.

Objective: To compare the effect of taping and bracing on lower limb muscle activity during gait.

Design: Cross-sectional laboratory study.

Methods: Twenty-seven asymptomatic adults with flat-arched foot posture were recruited to this study. Read More

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January 2012

Ankle Spatting Compared to Bracing or Taping during Maximal-Effort Sprint Drills.

Int J Exerc Sci 2011;4(1):49-64. Epub 2011 Jan 15.

Department of Biology, Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

The purpose of this study was to compare the influences of 4 ankle conditions (no support, bracing, taping, taping + spatting; all in football cleats) during 2 maximal-effort field drills (40-yd dash and 34-yd cutting drill) on perceptions of comfort and stability and performance outcomes. Fourteen young adult males participated. Subjects' perceptions of comfort and stability were assessed by visual analogue scales after each drill for each ankle condition. Read More

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January 2011