Use an Elastic Bandage to Wrap Injured Joints

It's a Wrap For Injured Joints

Last night my husband was complaining that his wrist was hurting him a little bit and that he thought he may have injured the joint while doing push-ups or something.

Being the stellar wife that I am, I began my quest to find out how to wrap it best if it came down to that. Lucky for me, I found an easy how-to for properly applying an elastic bandage from the University of Michigan Health System:

  • Start wrapping the bandage lower than the area that is injured.
  • Continue to wrap upward around the injury.
  • Fully wrap the entire area that is injured, wrapping securely. But do not wrap so tightly that the bandage causes the area to swell.
  • If the area or surrounding area begins to swell, turn cold, blue or numb, loosen the bandage.
  • Continue to use the bandage until the injury has healed.

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