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showqueen2001

420d

So back in 2017-2018 when I found out that I have loose joints I have been struggling since then with easily spraining my ankles and my wrists hurting really bad when I bend them a certain way especially when I'm at the gym using weights. What do y'all do to help with stability in y'all's wrists when working out? Because it's hard for me to tape my wrist and do bench presses and clean presses and what do y'all do for stability in the ankles for everyday things.

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    • picklesandpopcorn

      420d

      I use a lot of kt tape, which it sounds like you're using. A stronger version of the same practice, called McConnell taping, is also helpful. It's more rigid and more like thick cotton fabric with an extremely sticky adhesive on the back. I also tend to use braces more than stabilizers or sleeves as my joints change/fatigue. I'd ask either your primary care or if it is available to you, your physical therapist on some helpful tips.

    • goblin49

      420d

      For ankle stability, I use shoe inserts for arch support. I noticed I was having a lot of trouble with my ankles due to my feet pronating inwards (i have really high arches but it had no support so my feet just slouch), so I would look into that and see if that may help you!

    • picklesandpopcorn

      420d

      @showqueen2001 Definitely recommend KT tape. Doesn't need to be KT brand (personally I think its too expensive but if you can afford it go right ahead.) just make sure it sticks well!

    • picklesandpopcorn

      420d

      I use a lot of kt tape, which it sounds like you're using. A stronger version of the same practice, called McConnell taping, is also helpful. It's more rigid and more like thick cotton fabric with an extremely sticky adhesive on the back. I also tend to use braces more than stabilizers or sleeves as my joints change/fatigue. I'd ask either your primary care or if it is available to you, your physical therapist on some helpful tips.

    • lunalily

      420d

      Just to clarify, tape as in KT tape?

      • showqueen2001

        420d

        @lunalily I was in FFA so I would always use like vetwrap which is kind of a tape that is used on animals then I would also use like medical tape that is used to help hold gauze and stuff in place

        • lunalily

          419d

          @showqueen2001 gotcha. Thanks for clarifying. You're going to want to get kt tape, or rock tape, it has a few different names, but look up kinesiology tape and placement. It's going to be a single layer of tape that only has one adhesive side. It's thin enough that it shouldn't be bulky, and with correct placement will provide a noticeable level of stability.

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      420d

      Make sure you are wearing stable shoes. Maybe even ankle and wrists braces. Also, if braces aren't going to do it then gloves to at least give you a buffer. I'm not sure as I mostly do dance/ color guard.

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