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Sports Taping vs. Bracing - Which is Right for Your Injury?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 2, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Both taping and bracing are just a part of life for every athlete. No matter what the injury is, even after ample time off to rest and heal, it needs a little support to allow athletes to return to their previous level of competition. While both taping and bracing can greatly reduce risk of re-injury, the question is which one is best. Although an athlete may need both and eventually they can use one or the other depending on the injury, certain wounds will flourish from either a brace or tape depending on the situation.

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Topics: Tape, braces and supports

How To Use Kinesiology Tape To Help Achilles Tendinitis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Achilles Tendinitis creates discomfort in the Achilles Tendon, the largest tendon in the human body. The Achilles Tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel and is key for any type of walking, running or jumping movements. Achilles Tendinitis is typically the result of repetitive stress, not a specific injury.  

  
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Topics: Kinesiology Taping Techniques, Achilles Tendinitis, Tape

Caring for an ankle sprain

Posted by Chad Schomber

October 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

While ankle sprains are common in sports, 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day.1 That means you’re likely to experience an ankle sprain sometime in your life.

Let’s define a sprain. In simple terms, a sprain is when a ligament is overstretched or torn. If a sprain is not treated properly, long-term problems could develop and increase your risk of re-injury. Rehabilitation exercises and supportive ankle bracing can decrease this risk.

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Topics: Tape, Alex Morgan, Ankle Sprain, isometric exercises, ankle brace

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