Athletic Taping For Patellar Instability
Above is a simple video tutorial to help the viewer learn a little more about athletic taping for patellar instability. Here are some things you should know.
Knee: Elastikon for Patella instability: The knee, like any other joint, can become unstable for numerous reasons. The most common reason I see is from a specific injury which is a dislocation of the patella (or the patella subluxes). When the patella dislocates or subluxes, the patella (or knee cap) slides to the side, (almost always the lateral side, or “outside” of the leg) causing the supporting structures to stretch out. Once the structures are stretched out it is hard for the patella to stay stable, so this is why we tape to add extra support to decrease the likelihood of the patella tracking to the outside.
Close up pic of taping with Elastikon for Patellar Support
Here is a good explanation along with a diagram of the structures I found on Wikipedia to better explain what structures are involved:
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