Using an adhesive bandage heals sprains faster, supports the joints, and prevents further injuries. Athletes wrap themselves in adhesive bandages to enhance performance, reduce inflammation and prevent injury. For the rest of us, predicting an injury isn’t quite so reliable. If you do a lot of lifting at work, support is the name of the game – get a wrist support band on to prevent injuries.

How to Wrap a Sprained Wrist

Step 1:

Hold the edge of the bandage between your thumb and forefinger and let the excess drape past your open hand


Step 2:

Hold the excess bandage and wrap at an angle across the back of your hand and twice around your wrist
Keep this first wrap as taut as possible to make step 3 easier

Step 3:

Bring the roll up to the starting position and release the end from your thumb and forefinger as you wrap it around your hand

Step 4:

Alternate wrapping between your hand and wrist until it feels suitably compressed and trim the excess bandage

Step 5:

If you have an adhesive bandage you’re done! If not, use the accompanying clips to fasten it securely


Should the worst come to pass, it’s always nice to have a self-adhesive wrist bandage, or latex-free bandages in the medicine cabinet. We even sell clips for bandage owners in need.

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