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How to Properly Put on an Athletic Tape

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Putting on athletic tape basically has two purposes for the full on athlete. One is to secure injured parts, and another is to give support during an athletic game or even during training. Before putting on the tape, it is important to prep the area first by washing it and then drying it thoroughly. If the area is prone to blistering or irritation, it might be wise to apply some lubricant such as petroleum jelly first to the area.

If the area is hairy, then the player might want to shave off the hair as well. After putting on the tape, one could spray on an adherent that quickly dries so that the tape could adhere better on the skin.

Some Important Considerations When Athletic Taping

When putting on athletic tape, make sure all creases are smoothed out. This is because creases will not make one comfortable and can even lead to skin irritations. Make sure, too, to not wound the athletic tape around too tightly, or else, blood flow to the area just might be constricted.

It is important, too, to be able to know how to remove the athletic tape. Taking it off basically just involves tearing off the athletic tape from the area. But don’t think this is easy – it just might be hard to do at first, but as long as the act is quickly done, then everything will be fine.

Written by kim

October 23rd, 2010 at 11:27 pm

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