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Sarugo


Jan 20, 2012, 9:31 PM
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Taping advice for a wrist injury?
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Occasionally when I put alot of weight on a left hand sloper or jug, my wrist pulls out just a tiny bit.
It typically doesn't hurt, it just reduces the amount of weight I can put on the arm.
Yesterday I was bouldering and my wrist pulled out a couple of times, when I felt it hurting I stopped, but I think it was too late. I've had mild pain in the wrist since then and I can't put any weight on it (in a push-up position).

I plan on taking it easy w/ my left hand for a week.
When I start climbing again I'm thinking of taping my wrist up until it gets stronger.

Has anyone had a similar injury? Any experience with taping it up? Any advice on the best way to tape it?
Thanks
-Sam


aerili


Jan 26, 2012, 4:30 PM
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Hopefully it's not a TFCC injury, but I had one and now always tape my wrists like this (two not-so-great pics follow):

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/106868010

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/107318954

The taping is done just above and just below the ulnar head to imitate the wristwidget brace method (google the term on images and you will see). I tape pretty tightly since tape does stretch as you move.


ky2a


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Well I use wrist tape in the gym when lifting heavy weights.. never used it in the climbing scenario as never needed but heres a link to a few ways you can wrap it up... but bear in mind.. use thin tape and not to tight..

http://www.physioadvisor.com.au/11376450/wrist-taping-wrist-strapping-strap-wrist-phy.htm


good luck!


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