Special Issue: Wrist| Volume 29, ISSUE 2, P213-216, April 2016

Taping techniques for the wrist

      Therapeutic taping may be a useful adjunct in the treatment of wrist instability and injury, particularly for patients with occupational-specific demands, such as musicians, athletes, or therapists. There are 2 broad therapeutic taping categories: rigid or stabilization tape and elastic or stretch tape.
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        Taping Techniques.
        Butterworth-Heinemann, Edinburgh, UK2004
        • Kaneko S.
        • Takasaki H.
        Forearm pain, diagnosed as intersection syndrome, manage by taping: a case series.
        J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011; 41: 514-519
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        • Lee J.-H.
        Efficacy of kinesiology taping for recovery from occupational wrist disorders experienced by a physical therapist.
        J Phys Ther Sci. 2014; 26: 941-943
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        Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping Method.
        Ken Ikai Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan2003: 12 (32)
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        Kinesio tape management for superficial radial nerve entrapment: a case report.
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      Quiz: #415

      Record your answers on the Return Answer Form found on the tear-out coupon at the back of this issue or to complete online and use a credit card, go to There is only one best answer for each question.
      • #1.
        Rigid taping is recommended for
        • a.
          reducing pain
        • b.
          providing stability
        • c.
          decreasing proprioceptive input
        • d.
          participating in athletic competition
      • #2.
        Elastic taping is recommended to
        • a.
          increase tendon and nerve gliding over the radial styloid
        • b.
          increase proprioceptive input
        • c.
          increase blood flow to the DSRN
        • d.
          reduce irritation of the DSRN
      • #3.
        Kinesiotape purports to
        • a.
          facilitate skin gliding over deeper connective tissues
        • b.
          control inflammation during the acute phase of wound healing
        • c.
          allow normal tissue expansion
        • d.
          compress normal tissue to control tissue expansion
      • #4.
        The author relates the benefit of taping in managing
        • a.
          TFFC tears
        • b.
          S-L ligament laxity
        • c.
          Herbert screw fixation of scaphoid fracture
        • d.
          carpal tunnel sydrome’
      • #5.
        The article emphasizes technique as well as rationale for utilization
        • a.
        • b.
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