How The Makers of ACE Bandages Recommend You Wrap a Foot
- Begin at the ball of the foot, under the big toe. Continue over the foot, careful to fully cover everything.
- Each layer should overlap the previous.
- As you are treating the sole of the foot rather than the ankle, you should stop after covering two-thirds of the heel.
- The bandage can be secured by elastic clips.
How to wrap a foot?
Wrapping with an Elastic Cloth Bandage. Begin wrapping —place the end of the bandage where the toes meet the foot. Begin by wrapping the bandage around the ball of the foot. Hold the end of the bandage against the ball of the foot with one hand, and use the other to bring the tail around the foot from the outside.
How do you wrap tape around your feet?
Wrap the tape around your foot either to join the ends at the top center of your foot, or so that each end is at either side at the top of your foot.
How do you wrap a cloth?
Wrapping with an Elastic Cloth Bandage Begin wrapping —place the end of the bandage where the toes meet the foot. Begin by wrapping the bandage around the ball of the foot. Hold the end of the bandage against the ball of the foot with one hand, and use the other to bring the tail around the foot from the outside.
What does taping the ball of your foot do?
Taping the ball of your foot does more than prevent uncomfortable blisters. It also protects you from getting the kind of callouses that can lead to such foot disorders as metatarsalgia, the foot pain centered between your toes and your arch.
How to wrap bandage around foot?
Wrap bandage snugly across the top of the foot and around the bottom of the foot on a slight upwards angle. Continue wrapping bandage across the top and bottom of the foot towards the ankle.
How do you wrap a broken foot?
Sit on a chair and prop the injured foot on another chair or stool. If you are wrapping your own injury, have a friend assist you in order to avoid further irritating the injury. Keep the bandage rolled into a cylinder and release one end. Start the wrap by holding the loose end of the bandage on the outside edge of your foot,
How wide should a foot compression wrap be?
For a foot compression wrap, a bandage should be 2 to 3 inches wide and between 4 to 6 feet long. The bandage should be snug but not so tight that it restricts circulation. When wrapping the foot it is a good idea to include heel and ankle to stabilize the foot.
How to wrap a sprained ankle?
Continue wrapping bandage across the top and bottom of the foot towards the ankle. Alternate an upwards angle with a downwards angle. Continue wrapping around the heel and up the ankle several inches for swelling and pain issues which call for foot and ankle immobility to support an injury such as a sprain.