Wrap up your thumb, looping the tape around your thumb comfortably along the line of the webbing of your finger. Carry the tape back down, crossing it over the first strip and attaching it to the anchor tape directly beneath the index finger. The loop of tape should look like an ‘awareness ribbon’ wrapped around your thumb.
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How do you use athletic tape on your thumb?
Your thumb should also be in a neutral position 鈥?look at the healthy hand in resting position for a guide. For more support and rigidity, make three or four loops around the base of your thumb with the athletic tape. The loops should not pull your thumb back so far that it looks like you’re hitchhiking.
Can You tape a cut on your thumb?
Do not tape a severely cut thumb. Instead, clean the wound, put pressure on it to stop or slow the bleeding and wrap it in a bandage (if possible) before going to the hospital for an assessment. Buddy taping fingers together for support and protection is common for sprain injuries, but the thumb cannot be taped to the index finger.
How do I wrap a broken thumb?
If you suspect your thumb is broken, visit a medical professional before wrapping it yourself. Hold your hand with the injured thumb up so the palm is facing you. Start the tape at the top of the wrist and roll it down and then behind the back of the hand. Roll the tape over the top of your hand between your index finger and thumb.
How do you wrap tape around your wrist?
Start the tape at the top of the wrist and roll it down and then behind the back of the hand. Roll the tape over the top of your hand between your index finger and thumb. Roll the tape down across the palm toward the wrist. Wrap the tape around the wrist once to create a full circle. Cut the tape and secure it.