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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part C

Ankle kinematics after prophylactic ankle taping during sprinting action in recreational players


Author(s): Rajvi Doshi and Pallavi Wakode

Abstract: Background: Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in sports. The combination of high incidence of ankle sprains in sports causing chronic ankle instability has led to implementation of prophylactic measures. When recreational players participate in recreational activities, there is a sudden increase in load on ankle joints thus leading to recurrence of previous injuries? Such players with a history of previous ankle sprains are at a higher risk of incidence of chronic ankle instability. Hence to prevent such recurrences of ankle injuries, prophylactic ankle taping can serve beneficial.
Objective: To study ankle kinematics after prophylactic ankle taping in recreational players.
Method: 10 Recreational players of age group 18-25 years with history of ligament sprain within the duration of one year prior to the study performed who are involved in any sport once fortnight were included in the study. Participants were asked to perform a sprinting action with untapped and taped ankle. The videos of sprinting action were captured in both frontal and sagittal plane. The pre and post ankle taping data were obtained using Kinovea Software and was compared.
Results: Our study shows significant results pre and post intervention in both frontal and sagittal plane of ankle.
Conclusion: Overall, we found out that, ankle tape altered frontal-plane and sagittal-plane kinematics at the ankle during the sprinting action. The changes seen in the taped condition contribute to a reduced risk of ankle sprains in recreational players.


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How to cite this article:
Rajvi Doshi, Pallavi Wakode. Ankle kinematics after prophylactic ankle taping during sprinting action in recreational players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):144-147.
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