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Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
In brief: Yes
Taping too tightly can cause a tourniquet effect and cut off circulation.
Signs of this would be pain or numbness to the extremity or discoloration.

In brief: Yes
Taping too tightly can cause a tourniquet effect and cut off circulation.
Signs of this would be pain or numbness to the extremity or discoloration.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Acts like tourniquet
Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area.
Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury.

In brief: Acts like tourniquet
Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area.
Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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