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jindap


Jun 22, 2011, 8:23 AM
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Finger Taping: The H Tape Method
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Just wanted to post up a couple links that i came across on how to tape injured pulleys and tendons. Not sure if these already exist on the forum but i hope this helps some people.

link to video on how to apply H Taping method:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ThzPFaxgEE

and some links to research done on finger taping and it's effectiveness:
http://www.wellsphere.com/...d-nbsp-injury/717162

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p810.html

http://www.chockstone.org/...ips/FingerTaping.htm


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redlude97


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That H-Tape method seems too complicated and not functionally different than the X-taping method that many already employ. With the x-taping method you just need 1 continuous strip


jindap


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i kinda agree. but i think the difference is that it uses less tape. so in the case that you're taping a light or less significant tear it may increase finger mobility. i haven't tried this H Method of taping yet so i'll post again when i do.


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Thanks for posting this.

The review of current literature made several leaps above and beyond what the base literature actually showed. Perhaps most troubling was the assertion that

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taping probably does not help prevent injury in healthy fingers

When the cited study tested on cadavers, which are hardly "healthy fingers".

Also, probably none of the cadavers were climbers, and there it's usually a safe bet that differences exist between trained athletes and laypeople in exercises physiology.


Nonetheless, it's interesting to read, and I sincerely thank you.


aerili


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This has been posted in the past.

I have H-taped a partner of mine several times. Anecdotally speaking, he felt the H felt less supportive than X-taping. Does this mean it was? I don't know. But I think those studies compare H-taping only to taping in a circle around your finger.

The other downside is that X-taping is a lot easier to do on yourself than H-taping in some respects.


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