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Sprained Thumb Taping Techniques Explained

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

In these two videos we provide two slightly different thumb taping techniques that can be used to support your thumb when returning from injury or to assist with the injury prevention process.

This is an ideal technique for those returning to contact or ball sports. Sports which utilise these particular strapping technique may include volleyball, basketball, Australian rules football and soccer goalkeepers.

Some common thumb injuries could include thumb dislocation, thumb fracture and ligament damage of the thumb (jammed thumb or sprained thumb).

This video demonstrates the thumb taping technique in isolation:

This video demonstrates the thumb taping technique with additional wrist support which can also be useful:

Written By:

Tim Delvins

Sports Physiotherapist

Body Fit Physiotherapy

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