How to Tape a Wrist for Baseball

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Each year tens of thousands of dollars are spent on tape by colleges and NFL teams. Every NFL club uses about 80 miles of tape each season, according to Johnson & Johnson. Wrist taping can help to prevent wrist injuries or aggravation and can allow a player to return to the game sooner after a wrist injury. While these benefits are controversial, players say that it makes a difference. When taping a wrist, it should be comfortable and not cause more pain or numbness.

Clean your wrist with soap and water. Dry it thoroughly with a towel. Allow the wrist to air dry for at least five minutes.

Place the prewrap on the top right side of the wrist. Wrap it once slightly below the wrist, once around the wrist and once around the lower palm. Cut the prewrap from the roll with scissors.

Wrap the sports tape around the wrist twice, pulling it tightly, but not enough to prevent circulation. Cut the tape from the roll with scissors.