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What are the benefits of taping an ankle when playing a sport?

Some people tape their ankle to prevent injuries while others use it after they have had an injury. The tape provides extra stability for the ankle. Taping can also make a person more aware of his ankle so he doesn't overdo things. After an ankle injury, the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched out and do not return to their original length. That change in stability can lead to another injury. 

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