How To Wrap An Ankle

How To Wrap An Ankle

An ankle is the skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; it is also the uppermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint.

A wrap does not stop the flow of blood or disfunction of the body system, rather it makes it warm, free from germs and also makes one to be conscious of his or her ankle.

The joints in the ankle allows one to walk, run, jump, climb and carry out various actions or activities.

As a result of this, ankles should and must be treated and handled with carefulness. These are step to step instructions, one has to follow inorder not to sprain or damage the ankle while wrapping it with a wrap.

          INSTRUCTIONS

Keep your foot straight on the ground. Be sure the ground or the floor where you keep your foot is neat or clean.

Get the wrap and unwrap it little by little, make sure you do not unfold all at the same time, because it’s a gradual process.

How To Wrap An Ankle

Bend your back front ward, with your hands freely or comfortably touching your foot. Raise your foot a little bit, starting from the tip of the toes.

First use your hand to touch the bottom of your leg to check if there is any kind of dirt on it. Wash your foot and dry with clean towel or soak towel in clean water and Clean the foot, if there is any dirt on your foot.

 

Hold the tip of the wrap with one hand and hold the foot with the other hand. Start wrapping it gradually in a random motion from where the toes joined with the body of the ankle(that is from the root of the toes) . Slowly wrap it around the foot till you reach the heel.

 

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When you reach to the heel, be careful not to make it too tight or too compressed, so as not to prevent the flow of blood nor free movement of the ankle.

 

An ankle is meant to be handled with care especially the heel, because that’s where the bones that holds the foot and the leg is. The fibula and tibia are joined to the talus(ankle bone), which is one of the main bones at the back of the foot, known as the tarsal bones.

If  anything harmful happens to it, one can no longer walk well nor stand erect. And if anything happens to the ankle, one cannot put on a footwear, because it’s responsible for movement. Then imagine where you can go without a footwear.

 

Wrap it round gradually till you reach the level of where your short school socks reaches you, then stop and clip or peg it, in order for the wrap not to unfold. Though some of the wrap has its own peg or sticker that sticks to the end of the body of the wrap. Then you are done with the wrapping of the ankle. Be careful while you walk, don’t walk carelessly to avoid ruining everything and making things worse.

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