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triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

Posted by elliott on 10/01/02 at 09:05 (096590)

No, not our BrianG. Brian Griese of the Denver Broncos, who got their ASSets kicked last night by the (Go) Ravens(!). Griese sprained his ankle a few days earlier when he supposedly tripped over his golden retriever (yeah, sure) and fell down some steps. (Carmen, naughty BrianG for almost hurting that poor dog. :-) :-) :-)) Anyway, they triple- taped his foot: one layer over the skin, a second over his sock, and the third over his shoe. He seemed to play OK and without pain. If that works under extreme conditions, might it not work to help with some ailments here? If yes, could patient be taught to self- tape?

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Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/01/02 at 14:36 (096608)

Elliott:
With that many layers, it is really a splint, even so tape was used to make it.
The classic taping for plantar fasciitis is the 'low dye' and can be applied with anywhere from 1 to 3 layers thick. A lot of posters are opting for more 'minimalistic' options such as the 'two strip' method, which can be helpful at times but, occasionally, more is better.
Ed

Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

BrianG on 10/01/02 at 16:52 (096627)

Not to mention how much Lidocaine they pumped into his ankle just before the game :*)

The other BrianG

Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

Nancy N on 10/02/02 at 04:58 (096672)

A layer of tape over the shoe???! What the heck does that do that the shoe itself isn't already doing for him (aside from possibly ruining the traction on the shoe and making it difficult/dangerous for him to get around)??

Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

elliott on 10/02/02 at 08:06 (096683)

Taping over the shoe might increase the shoe's support features and hold the foot even more snugly in place inside the shoe.

Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/01/02 at 14:36 (096608)

Elliott:
With that many layers, it is really a splint, even so tape was used to make it.
The classic taping for plantar fasciitis is the 'low dye' and can be applied with anywhere from 1 to 3 layers thick. A lot of posters are opting for more 'minimalistic' options such as the 'two strip' method, which can be helpful at times but, occasionally, more is better.
Ed

Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

BrianG on 10/01/02 at 16:52 (096627)

Not to mention how much Lidocaine they pumped into his ankle just before the game :*)

The other BrianG

Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

Nancy N on 10/02/02 at 04:58 (096672)

A layer of tape over the shoe???! What the heck does that do that the shoe itself isn't already doing for him (aside from possibly ruining the traction on the shoe and making it difficult/dangerous for him to get around)??

Re: triple taping: it worked for BrianG!

elliott on 10/02/02 at 08:06 (096683)

Taping over the shoe might increase the shoe's support features and hold the foot even more snugly in place inside the shoe.