Adhesive tape for constant hold and compression
Elastic and inelastic adhesive bandages protect and support the muscle-tendon and capsular ligament structures. Elastic adhesive bandages ensure the health of the athletic body.
A bandage made with adhesive tape is useful in the treatment of muscle injuries caused by sporting activity but also in cases of inflammation, joint stiffness, oedema, pain, muscle fatigue and postural correction.
Frequently asked questions
How are elastic bandages applied?
There are numerous ways to perform strapping with elastic adhesive bandages, but it is ideal that this application is carried out by a specialised physiotherapist.
In order to apply elastic adhesive bandages correctly, the first step is to establish exactly what the problem is, after carrying out a careful assessment.
Then a pathophysiological analysis of the movement (whether traumatic or non-traumatic) must be made. Finally, it is important to know the properties of the material we are going to use. At this point it is necessary to establish the objective of the treatment in order to choose the type and/or shape of the bandage. This is because strapping and taping result from a different combination of different types of bandages and tapes, and the prevalence of one type over the other is related to the function that the bandage is to fulfil. The materials are used in various combinations both in relation to the purpose and in relation to the area to which it is applied. Usually the most suitable areas for bandaging are the ankle, knee, wrist, hand, shoulder, elbow, calf and thigh.
Elastic and inelastic strips of tape are used. Before applying the adhesive bandages, it is best to protect the skin with a skin protection bandage to avoid possible irritation. The application of both should be wrinkle- and crease-free and no excessive pressure should be applied to the affected area.