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Old 07-10-2011, 08:20 AM   #27
tennis tom
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I disagree on the tape losing it's integrity, I've used trainer's tape to immobilize my own sprained ankles numerous times and it stays tight. It's meant to be used once and then cut off and reapplied before each event. I've observed PT/trainer's apply it immediately after an injury to keep pro athletes in the game. I've never seen a PT/trainer apply one of those lace-up devices immediately after an injury, although I've seen players wearing them for some support until an injury completely heals. I've never worn one of those lace-ups myself but can't imagine they would provide more support and immobilize a sprained ankle as well as taping it. If anyone is an expert and knows the pros/cons of taping versus the lace support device please chime in.
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