Effects of Long-term Use of Ankle Taping on Balance Public

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  • Regular ankle taping is commonly used to prevent ankle sprains, but the effects of its long-term use are not fully understood. This study examined the effects of ankle taping on balance in athletes who regularly tape their ankles versus those who do not. Fourteen collegiate gymnasts’ ability to balance on one foot was tested, with and without tape, under a variety of conditions, using a force plate. In general, the results support the conclusion that ankle taping is detrimental to balancing ability. The results also support the conclusion that the negative effects of ankle taping on balance increase with long-term, regular use. However, long-term ankle tapers may adjust their balancing technique to account for the negative effects of taping. Gymnasts should continue to tape their ankle because the negative effects were found primarily when vision was removed.
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