Taping for hand & arm injury to return to work and sport
We are a fan of using taping techniques to safely return to sport and work whilst recovering from hand, finger, thumb, wrist, elbow and shoulder injury.
Taping techniques are a useful tool to assist recovery from hand & arm injury. We use rigid and semi-rigid tapes for a number of benefits, including;
Support to healing bones, muscles and tendons when returning to sport & work. We teach taping techniques which will help you get back to doing what you do quicker, whilst providing recovering injury with the protection it requires to do so safely. For example following Mallet finger or Skiers thumb.
Assist movement in weak muscles and off loading tendons can be achieved with correct techniques. When tape is applied correctly it can help support the injured part and help movement. For example with de Quervains tenosynovitis, tennis elbow and golfers elbow (lateral epicondylitis & medial epicondylitis).
Decrease post operative swelling. When to correct tape and technique is chosen at the right time, taping can help to decrease unwanted swelling, particularly over the back of the hand. For example following Boxer's fracture, or other broken metacarpal bones in the hand.
To stabilise weak or lax joints during sport or other use. Rigid and semi-rigid tapes or combinations of these tapes can be used to help provide stability to weak joints. Correct tape application is important to prevent adjacent joints being overloaded or further injury. For example for shoulder dislocation, or finger and thumb dislocations.
Using tape involves correct application to achieve desired benefits. Our hand therapist is trained in different taping techniques and can show these to help you.