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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- #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
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