Advice by Sport
Sprained ankles are one of the most common injuries among basketball players. We have put together a useful guide on how to use a sports bandage and tape to prevent a sprained ankle when you’re on the court.
Sprained ankles don’t just affect basketball players – many people also sprain their ankle while hiking or walking down steps. Minor sprains result in redness and swelling, while severe sprains can cause pain when walking. Research has shown that 30% of people who sustain a sprained ankle will experience a recurrent sprain due to torn ligaments, which increase susceptibility to sports injuries.
The most effective way to prevent a sprained ankle is to use sports tape to strap your ankles and support the joints. In this video, physiotherapist Bosco Hing Nin Leung will show you how to strap your ankle to reduce the risk of sprain injuries on the court.