Easy step by step taping/ strapping guide to protect and support mcl injury.follow our easy guide as. Lay this strip of spartan tape as pictured with no stretch (black).
Finish off with a layer of elastic tape, again creating a criss cross on the inside of the knee, reinforcing the rigid tape and locking off any lose edges.
How to tape a knee for mcl support. It’s important to lock this elastic layer off with rigid tape. Kinesiology taping and lymphatic drainage [edit | edit source]. Hear from our founder, greg van den dries, on how to tape for a medial knee injury.
Use elastic tape for anchors so it allows room to stretch as your muscles expand when exercises. Learn how to tape a knee medial collateral ligament mcl. Repeat the same technique on the medial side of the knee to help support the mcl (medial collateral ligament).
Two diagonal straps of rigid tape. Using a strip of kt tape, anchor one end under the inner kneecap, wrap it. Apply support strips between the anchor strips.
So, for me, the tape is a little bit like magic. This can be increased further by pushing the skin on. Keeping the knee in a slight bend (approximately 30 degrees), start the tape at the level of the lower leg anchor on the inner aspect of the knee by following the black arrows (figure 2).
It goes through the shower and i. Repeat this taping several times to increase support. 2 pieces of tape should be used forming a cross (figure 2).
Start the first from the outside of your calf, pass the inside of your knee cap and secure it on the inside of your thigh. How to tape a knee (mcl) for stability and knee pain using zinc oxide strapping tape. Support taping is similar for all knee ligament injuries, but will differ slightly depending on which ligament in particular you wish to protect.
Apply the second strip just bellow the knee for support with 50% stretch (blue). In this video physiotherapist ryan dorahy demonstrates how to strap the knee for a medial collateral ligament (mcl) injury or sprain. Gently pull on the tape before fixing to assist in gliding the patella towards the inside of the knee.
Peel the first inch of tape. Kinesiology taping is still a relativley new adjunct to physiotherapy therefore research is a little sparce, therefore clinical experience and case resports are the preliminary resource for. Apply finishing strips in the same way.
1.wash and shave your skin 2. Place anchor strips around the lower leg and knee. The mcl is one of four.
Apply the second strip just bellow the knee for support with 50% stretch (blue). Remember if you have suffered an mcl injury then proper assessment and the prescription of a. If i put it on right, i will leave it on for at least five days.
The mcl connects the thigh and shin bone and can often be sprained as result of twisting the knee or from the impact of an opponent during contact sports. The medial collateral ligament (mcl) is often the cause of discomfort* coming from inside of the knee. Start the second strap from the inside of your calf, pass the inside of your knee cap and secure it on the outside of your thigh.
Split the tape in two on one end and round the corners. For mcl sprains make sure you add additional support strips to both sides of your knee to prevent hyperextension. Conclude this taping technique at the level of the thigh anchor by firmly following the white arrows (figure 2).
Not only that, but taping your knee also adds support for your knee. Stretch the tape to 10 percent and wrap along the. It was always moving the entire knee and i really just need support in a specific spot to make me feel better.
Secure below your inner knee, on the upper part of your calf muscle. Thanks for joining us for another week and our 10th edition of taping tuesday. To tape your knee, you'll need to first place crossing strips on either side of your leg, framing your knee.
The same technique can be employed on the lateral aspect of the knee to support the lateral aspect of the knee for example in lcl injury.