Tap your wrist


The wrist is under constant strain and is therefore often exposed to the risk of sudden injury. The function of the wrist can quickly be restricted due to work or sports injuries. A good way to prevent injuries if there is an existing instability is to put on a tape bandage.

Indications for a wrist tape

The areas of application of conventional tape dressings or the Kinesio tape strips are very diverse. However, they always have the same goal. They support and protect joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. A tape bandage can be put on, for example to protect a joint or muscles from extreme stress during exercise. It therefore serves as a prophylaxis and can protect against overload and overstretching. It can also be used if the joint is already slightly injured. This gives it the stability it needs to avoid serious injury from further stress.

Even in the case of a first-time injury to the wrist such as a sprain, a torn ligament on the wrist or if a bone fracture is suspected, a tape bandage can be applied for first aid to immobilize the injured joint. Furthermore, tape strips can be attached to the wrist when the injury is healing and rehabilitation is supported. The tape therefore has a supporting function on the weakened structures such as joint capsules, muscles or tendons. On the one hand, this supports healing and protects the joint from being injured again; on the other hand, the injured joint is given the stability it needs to take on a load again, which can then be slowly increased.

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So that a good tape dressing can be applied, the skin for the tape should be cleaned and dry be. It may be necessary that Remove hair on the wrist so that the tape strips hold well and do not come off prematurely. For taping you need Leukotape or kinesiology tapeand a pair of scissors. If you can't put the tape on yourself, you also need a second person. First be Anchor reins to which the supporting strips are then attached with tension. An anchor is attached to the lower third of the forearm with a Distance of about 2-3 cm from wrist appropriate. The second anchor is glued and encircled circularly shortly before the finger is attached Back of the hand and palm. In the next step, the anchors are connected with longitudinal strips. You start at the Thumb side. This rein should do it Saddle thumb joint to include.

More streaks are made at regular intervals up to little finger glued. Next, follow diagonal stripes. The first runs from the little finger over the back of the hand and ends on the circular tape strip on the wrist Thumb side. The other diagonal strip should cross the first one. After the back of the hand has been taped in this way, tape strips are placed in the Glued on palm. Then these tape strips are covered with further horizontal tapes until the hand and wrist are completely covered. Now the wrist is secured and has the necessary stability to withstand a load. A tapervand should sit comfortablynot be too tight but still serve its purpose. If the patient has a tingling sensation or Numbness felt, the tape strips may be too tight and should be loosened. The tape bandage must then reattached become.

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Kinesio tape

Kinesio tapes are now special in athletes a popular method to support injuries and thus be able to continue to be active in sports. Many also use the tapes after an injury when doing sports slowly resume and the injured body parts before renewed overload want to protect. Kinesio tapes are very elastic and breathable. Due to their elasticity, they accompany active movements, protect nevertheless before Overextension and overload, because they contract again due to their restoring forces.

At the same time, those bandaged by the kinesio tape Muscles or joints massaged whereby the Blood circulation is promoted and thus the healing process is accelerated. The correct application of the tapes alleviate this Pain and enable athletes to stay active despite an injury. *
This prevents the muscles from being rested and protected atrophied. Especially with wristThe fact that it is very important for athletes, but also constantly needed in everyday life, can still be used. The kinesiotape bandages can be used for as long as you like in consultation with a trained doctor or physiotherapist. Usage is depending on the severity the disease.

Exercise with a taped wrist

The sport can be continued with a taped wrist. Many athletes such as handball players, volleyball players or tennis players use a tape bandage to prevent injury or to protect the weakened structures from overload after an injury. The tape bandage should therefore be attached in such a way that it does not restrict movement too much during sport, but still has a supporting effect on the wrist. The tape bandage on the wrist is used to secure and stabilize the joint, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The supportive effect enables athletes to start their activity again and thus shorten the rehabilitation time. The load can thus slowly be increased again.

Taping after a wrist bruise

A bruise is the result of a brief, sudden force that squeezes the soft tissue structures on the wrist and blood vessels. If blood vessels tear in the process, bruises can occur, which also cause the wrist to swell. Bruises can often be very painful and are usually treated conservatively.

In addition to a conventional bandage or a splint, the bruised wrist can also be treated with a tape bandage. When applying, care should be taken to ensure that swelling can only occur later, even with a delay. In order to ensure blood circulation and to be able to apply an effective tape dressing, you should therefore wait until the swelling subsides.

It is also important to ensure that the hand is in a pain-free position and in a natural position when taping. Otherwise it can lead to bad posture, which under certain circumstances can persist and continue to cause discomfort when moving. A tape dressing can relieve the pain of a bruise by supporting the movement and protecting against overstretching. The injured soft tissue structures are protected and spared and can heal more quickly.