3 functions of tape bandage and 5 dressing methods

The purpose of tape bandage is to prevent sports injuries, emergency treatment, rehabilitation of sports injuries, prevention and recurrence of sports injuries, and use sports tape to prevent the human body from exceeding the normal range of motion so as to protect the body (mainly joints, muscles, tendons). ) bandaging technique.

Reasons to use a tape bandage

Provides fixation and compression strength that fits the anatomy and physique (there is a bespoke fit)

1. tape bandage can fix joints and muscles more effectively (the effect can last 3-4 hours).

2. The tape bandage is close to the skin, can correspond to the movements of the joints and muscles, and is not easy to fall off.

3. Good ultra-thinness and fit feeling are very important protective tools for the competitive sports of wearing sports shoes.

4. The type of tape bandage and the method of bandage are easy to master.

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What is a tape bandage for?

1. Prevention of sports injuries

Protects and strengthens joints and muscles for the purpose of preventing sports injuries.

It is one of the means to effectively protect vulnerable parts such as ankles, wrists and fingers.

2. Emergency treatment of sports injuries

tape bandage are used to compress and immobilize the injured area.

3. Prevent re-injury

Once injured areas are more likely to recur. tape bandage are used in order not to worsen and reduce the burden on the injured area.

The effect of sports bandages

1. Limit the range of motion.

2. It can relieve pain.

3. The pressure can be increased in various parts according to the needs.

4. Artificial ligaments, artificial tendons.

5. Reduce the mental stress of athletes.

How to use tape bandage

1. Ring wrapping method

This tape bandage method is used for small or cylindrical parts of the limb, such as the hands, feet, wrists and foreheads, and is also used at the beginning of various dressings.

Roll the tape bandage upwards, hold it with the right hand, unfold the bandage about 8cm, fix the head end of the bandage with the left thumb to the part to be bandaged, and wrap the part in a continuous loop with the right hand.

2. Spiral wrapping method

For parts with approximately equal circumferences, such as upper arms, fingers, etc.

From the distal end, first wrap two rolls in a ring shape, and then wrap them in a 30° angle spiral to the proximal end.

Each roll overlaps the previous roll by 2/3, and the end is fixed with tape.

The weekly tape bandage do not cover each other in the absence of bandages in first aid or temporarily immobilize the splint, which is called snake dressing.

3. Spiral reflex wrapping method

This tape bandage dressing method is used for parts with different circumferences, such as forearms, calves, thighs, etc., start with a two-week ring dressing, and then do a spiral dressing, and then press the middle of the top of the tape with the thumb of one hand, and the other hand will The tape is folded back down from this point, covering 1/3 or 2/3 of the previous week. Each reflexion must be neatly arranged in a straight line, but each reflexion should not be at the wound and bony prominence.

4. “8” shaped wrapping method

It is used for bandaging and fixation of clavicle fractures in shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, and other joints.

Take the elbow joint as an example, first wrap 2 rolls in the middle of the joint, first wrap the bandage above the joint, then wrap it under the joint through the flexion side, pass the dorsal side of the limb to the flexion side of the limb, and then wrap it above the joint, and so on.

Wrap up and down the joint continuously in the shape of “8”, each roll overlaps with the previous roll by 2/3, and finally wrap 2 rolls in a circular shape above the joint, and fix it with tape.

5. Reverse wrapping method

For the top of the head, finger tips and limb stumps, it is a series of left and right or front and rear reverse bandages. After covering all the bandaged parts, make a ring bandage for two weeks.

Wikipedia's explanation of tape bandage

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