Strapping and taping know how
Strapping & Taping Know How
If you work out, you know that sports injuries are as normal as losing to another team every now and then. A little help from Elastoplast Sports tapes can help you get over the setbacks – and prevent further injury.

If you work out, you know that sports injuries are as normal as losing to another team every now and then. A little help from Elastoplast Sports tapes can help you get over the setbacks – and prevent further injury.

WHY TAPING?

Whether it’s after injury or to protect it in the first place; it is possible to avoid or relieve joint pain or injury by using tapes or bandages for support and stabilisation. These products protect and support injury-prone joints reliably and without the risk of side effects. Bandages offer various degrees of compression and stabilisation which will provide reliable support for any joint. These products can also contribute to healing after injury. In addition, their compressive attributes will improve metabolism, which helps reduce swelling and alleviate tissue tightness more quickly.

Tapes and bandages can

  • Stabilise after acute injury and give protection and support in the healing phase
  • Help with chronic pain (such as often the case in joints like the ankle)
  • Enhance healing by compressing tissue




Protect your hands and fingers

A variety of sports use taping to prevent injury. Adhesive tape is often used to help athletes recover from ligament sprains of the ankle or to help prevent further injury.

 

Protect your hands and fingers

Sensitive fingers and joints need protection

Stopping and catching balls, spiking, passing and blocking can all lead to injury, unless the fingers and hands are sufficiently stabilised. The Elastoplast Rigid Strapping Tape is ideal for these purposes: it supports joints and tendons, minimises painful, excessive movement and promotes recovery from sports injuries. The Sport tape is available in various lengths and widths for optimum fit. It adheres reliably and provides protection for finger and hand joints while playing sports such as handball volleyball or netball.

Sensitive fingers and joints need protection
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OTHER TYPES OF TAPE

  1. WHAT IS KINESIOTAPING?

    Kinesio taping with special elastic tapes is used around the world for sports injuries. Based on the theory that by adjusting the tension of skin with the tape, muscle, circulation and lymphatic function can be improved. The therapy has its origins in Japan and became widely popular after athletes used it during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Special elastic sport tapes are widely used in many areas of prevention, rehabilitation and muscle injuries and said to provide joint support, muscle strain support and pain relief, its popularity in the sports world being so high due to them allowing for more mobility than regular tapes. The tapes itself are made to resemble skin‘s own properties, from self-adhesive, water-and air-permeable elastic material that will allow for a full range of motion and can be worn for several days. Special sports tapes are also being used in medical settings, e. g. to treat lymphedema, a blockage in the lymphatic system that leads to swelling.

     

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SOME EXTRA TIPS

1. Let the pros do it

If you have suffered from an injury and are referred to a physiotherapist, let him or her show you the proper taping technique.

2. Stay cool after pain

If injuries such as bruises, pulled muscles or sprains do occur, they should be treated immediately by applying intense cold. Follow RICER. Cooling products like the Elastoplast Sport Cold Spray provide effective pain relief and help prevent swelling. They also support the healing process.
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Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist contact your healthcare practioner.