What is whiplash?
Whiplash is one of the most common sport injuries. A whiplash injury is a muscle that usually occur in the calf muscle. In a whiplash may involve a small tear in the muscle or even a complete rupture. Typically, when the rise of this injury is that most people hear a snapping sound when walking up the injury at the same time you often feel a sharp / burning pain in the calf.
Creating a whiplash?
Usually the muscle rupture caused by an explosive movement during exercise, but also a whiplash may occur in everyday work such as cycling or walking. You increase the risk of whiplash by doing sports without warmed muscles. During a whip one feels a sharp severe pain and often can no longer stand on the leg. When rupture occurs swelling and bruising. At the site of the crack is often a dimple palpable. Whiplash is in the top 10 of sports injuries and recovery from a muscle tear can just take 3 to 6 weeks!
recover faster with CureTape®
In the recovery process of a whiplash, the physical therapist can do a lot for his client by a Medical Taping applying treatment CureTape®. The physical therapist can fairly quickly after contracting a whip to apply the treatment CureTape®. As a result, the swelling reduces pain and in addition, is free to move as possible, which will accelerate the recovery process. For good results it is very important to carry out the Medical Taping therapy by a trained therapist. During application of the tape you should immediately experience the difference. If the pain is not much less, then it is quite possible that the CureTape® should be slightly moved. It is very important to listen carefully during treatment and testing. The physical therapist knows from experience what results can be achieved with the Medical Taping.
How do you tape a whip?
If the initial rupture is treated with a ligament technique (maximum from the middle). This can be a star tape (4-i tapes of 2.5 cm wide). The first tape is placed with maximum stretch transversely across the rupture from the middle. The star then kill you with the other three strips (photo 1). Alternatively, it is one strip running across the rupture. If it is a rupture of the Achilles tendon or the muscle-tendon transition, we recommend applying a supporting ligament tape over the Achilles tendon (photo 2). Then a relaxation tape from the calcaneus under the foot to just past the knee, apply along the M. Tricepts Sureae with emphasis on M. Soleus (photo 3).
In the case of a rupture in the M. Gastrocnemius can also be selected to the affected side of this muscle taping also relaxing (photo 4).