23 December, 2010
How to Tape a Wrist for Baseball
Use a wider, rigid style of tape. Athletic tape is preferable. Start wrapping at the side of the wrist, pull tightly across, and stop.
Wrap the tape lightly underneath the wrist. Be careful not to pull too tightly as this will put pressure on the veins and nerves and may restrict circulation, which can delay healing.
Cross over the top again, pulling tightly. Repeat the over-under wrapping in this fashion until the wrist is sufficiently wrapped.
Make sure the skin above the edge of the tape is not puckered; if so, it is wrapped too tightly. "Test" the wrapping by flexing the wrist. If it can flex freely, it has been done properly.
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