Here are some key tips to summarise the video for a lateral ankle ligament sprain:

  • Appropriate diagnosis from qualified physiotherapist
  • Always use Hypafix prior to taping
  • Ankle positioned in as much dorsiflexion as possible (foot pointing back towards nose)
  • Ensure tape is not applied over bony prominence of base of 5th metatarsal
  • Re-test circulation of foot by squeezing the big toe/nail and observing capillary return