I'm a professional Rugby League player in England and have recently ruptured my Planter Plate Ligament under my 2nd toe. The toe keeps coming out of joint and under the 2nd metatarsal head is very painful. I have 8-10 games left of the season and would like to play in the remaining matches. i can have a local anaesthetic for games but during the week when training i can't. I've tried all sorts of taping trying to keep the toe from coming out of joint and pulled down toward the floor but haven't found a suitable one that allows me to train properly. I wondered if you had any advice on taping techniques or some kind of splint that may help me get through the next few weeks. I'm having orthotics made to offload the pressure on the 2nd met head.
i hope you can help
|Hapad used for metatarsal support with an extra piece to the side of the sore area. When you use these Hapads, I use the right on the left and the left on the right. Go to www.hapad.com for ordering.|
|Besides hapads for metatarsal support, accommodative padding of various forms and amounts can help off weight the metatarsal head.|
|Here a single loop budin splint is seen which can be put over the 2nd alone, or both the 2nd and 3rd toes combined. You can tape first. Please check out www.amazon.com|
|To prevent the toe splint from moving place a small piece of tape between the elastic band and the toe.|
|Even though this shows the first toe, you can easily do the same for the 2nd. Use Kinesiotape, Rocktape or 3M Nexcare Waterproof tape.|