Wrist pain can interfere with almost every aspect of daily living, whether from carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, strains or just plain overuse. Individuals with severe wrist pain can find it difficult to write, type, lift and even eat! Athletes such as tennis players with wrist injuries often have to completely stop training and competing for extended periods of time until their wrists have healed and been rehabilitated.
One of the reasons Kinesio Tape has become so popular with athletes is because it can often provide enough relief from pain and inflammation to allow an athlete to continue training and competing while recovering from an injury like a wrist sprain. It is also very effective at reducing pain during daily activities and rehabilitation for those with carpal tunnel. The thin, stretchy tape provides comfortable support without restricting range of motion. When applied to the skin over an injury, it interacts with both the nervous system to provide rapid pain relief and the lymphatic system to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Kinesio recently released a set of 6 Precut Kinesio Tape applications for different body parts that make Kinesio Taping quick and easy. The Kinesio Precut Wrist Application includes three I-strips (one blue and two black). Markings on each strip allow it to be customized for different body sizes.
Application Instructions – Kinesio Precut Wrist Tape
Before applying the Kinesio Precut Wrist Tape, make sure the area is clean and dry so the adhesive can work properly. Apply Kinesiotape at least an hour before any physical activity.The patient should flex the wrist (fingers pointed down) to put the muscles in a position of maximum stretch.
Most KinesioTape applications can remain in place for 3 to 5 days, providing round the clock support and pain relief.
Watch for my next post, which will present the video application instructions for the Precut Kinesio Tape Wrist Support.