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I know I should ice it, but should I buddy tape it, finger splint it, or just keep applying ice (for how long)?

I know I should ice it, but should I buddy tape it, finger splint it, or just keep applying ice (for how long)?

Depend: If you have a contusion or sprained finger you really do not need to buddytape it. Ice it catefully the first 48-72 hours after injury. If it is broken then buddytaping is sometimes used. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to tape up a finger with rsi?

Are you supposed to tape up a finger with rsi?

See your doctor: Taping is a good way to rest the finger that is symptomatic with repetitive strain injury . Resting the joint, ice and anti-inflamitory medications maybe helpful. This should be done under the guidance of your physician or physical therapist. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

Buddy tape: Taping is usually not terribly effective for a " jammed finger", but when we do tape them, we will typically buddy tape the finger to the one beside it. This involves using two thin strips of tape and taping your injured finger to the one next to it above and below the injured joint. This allows you to still move it, but offers some limited support. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tape a ring finger dislocation?

What is the best way to tape a ring finger  dislocation?

Buddy tape: I would buddy tape middle finger to ring finger a few daya after the finger is reduced back in place to allow early motion and at the same time stabilize finger amd prevent another dislocation ...Read more

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What is a good way to tape a ring finger to prevent dislocation?

What is a good way to tape a ring finger to prevent dislocation?

Taping technique: Taping to prevent injury involves taping the affected finger to the next largest finger, if possible. The tape should be applied to the shaft of the bone, not over the knuckles (using 1/2 inch wide medical tape). Be careful to not tape the fingers together too tightly. ...Read more

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I heard u can put duct tape on your finger to eliminate a wart. Can you please explain this to me and how long it takes?

I heard u can put duct tape on your finger to eliminate a wart. Can you please explain this to me and how long it takes?

Might not work.: You can try over the counter wart removers or duct tape, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. ...Read more

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Sm. finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction. Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger. Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.

Sm. finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction.  Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger.  Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.

AS long as it is not: too tight, allows motion when permitted, and is the right treatment for the issue then sure tape is tape. Personally, I like to use coban and then tape over the coban. I also often recommend padding in the small web between the fingers to avoid maceration or wear. Hygiene is very important as a dirty web space will not only smell bad but the skin can get irritated. ...Read more

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Finger dislocation and continuing sports. Should I always buddy tape the weaker finger?

Finger dislocation and continuing sports. Should I always buddy tape the weaker finger?

6-12 weeks: I recommend continued buddy strapping during at-risk sports for 6-12 weeks after injury. Better safe than sorry. Remember to get those hands up in anticipation of the ball! ...Read more

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I'm an offensive lineman that wants to prevent hand injury by taping my hands and fingers. How should I tape them to get the most benefit?

I'm an offensive lineman that wants to prevent hand injury by taping my  hands and fingers. How should I tape them to get the most benefit?

Continuing....: Make sure the tape doesnt roll up on itself, if it does you can gt a tight ring that tightens as you move and you'll end up needing to cut it off when circulaiton is compromised. Tape is no subsititute for a swollen injured digit, it there is an injury seek medical attention. ...Read more

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