Sports Taping – Fingers
Recently, there was an article in The Sunday Times on ankle taping, “Injured Ankles Heal Slow”, 2 March 2008. For those of you interested in sports taping, this is a short write up on taping for the fingers. Here the focus is on basketball and netball players who need a certain amount of write flexibility. For other types of taping, check out ‘What Kind Of Taping Do I Need?‘.
Strapping Up For A Game: Finger Taping
Players in sports that involve catching of balls such as basketball are prone to sprained finger(s). Taping them helps prevent sprains by buddy-ing up the index and second finger together to provide better support.
1.Place the fingers together(1).
2.Place a 25mm rigid sports taping with the edge just below the first knuckles(2).
3.Pull the tape firm and wrap around them (3).
1.Pinch the tape slightly(1). This allows the tape to overlap neatly over them.
1.Wrap round them above the first knuckle(1). There’s no need to pinch the tape here as before.
1.What the taped fingers should look like.
1.Check to ensure that the player is able to bend them slightly. If it is too tight, re-tape with less tension.