|On the left is a home-made compression band from a bike tube. |
On the right, is the compression band aka. voodoo band
How the compression band works
How to use the compression band
Ankle Sprains and PainFor ankle sprains, start the band the base of the ankle. Always start the band distal to the ankle to push the swelling into the leg to be absorbed. You want to cover the skin as much as you can so the swelling doesn't get pushed into the uncompressed area. Covering the entire surface around the ankle can be tricky. I recommend completely covering the heel with one circle and angling the ankle down.
The band can also be used around your muscles such as quadriceps and calf.
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