Taping the LCL
- Taping an LCL Tear -- Step-By-Step Instructions on how to tape the LCL
Taping your LCL can help by providing your injured tissue with additional support and protection. It can also work to relieve swelling by applying compression to your LCL throughout the day. Using sports tape (also called kinesiology tape and athletic tape) has been shown to prevent re-injury and even improve movement. Wearing tape during exercise is especially important, as it helps keep your tissue in place and prevents futher damage.
There are a variety of resources for taping online, including instructions on how to apply tape. Please try different applications for your LCL injury in order to find the one that works best for you. Here's an example below: