Finger taping

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Jocelyn-William LOUBRIAT
Remove a small strip of one third of the strap (Strappal 4 cm or Omnitape 3,75 cm) of about 20 to 30 cm.
Start at the distal end of the phalanx (=to the tip of the finger).

Apply the strip around the phalanx by partially overlapping the previous layer and in the direction of the proximal end of the phalanx (=to the palm).

The strip should cover the whole phalanx.
The strips have to be tight to provide a good support. However make sure to not cut off blood circulation: if the finger becomes dark red, it is normal, but if it becomes purple-blue, take the strip off and bind it less tightly.
Do the same for the second phalanx.

The aim of these two strips is to limit the strain on the pulleys. By themselves, they do not prevent a rupture. 
If it is done properly, that is if properly tightened, the support of a damaged pulley is very efficient.
Depending on the pain you feel in the finger, you can adapt the strapping by applying only one small strip to the phalanx in pain. Make the test, if it relieves the pain, persevere, if it does not, consult a specialist.

The following strapping will be done in case of fresh tenosynovitis or fresh pulley rupture. For a tenosynovitis, it is not compulsory to put the previous two strips, apply this last strip in double layer.
Remove a small strip of two thirds of the width of the roll and apply it in the same way to include the first two phalanxes.
This last strip restricts the flexion of the finger.