What are the tiny bandages called?

Types of Bandages

Whether you’ve cut yourself while chopping vegetables, scraped your skin against a wall or fallen on your hands, a bandage can take care of these minor injuries and help them heal better.

Scrapes: It is very easy to scrape yourself by falling on your knees, hands or elbows on a rough surface. Usually these scrapes occur on the top layers of skin, so they are not as painful.

In any case, cover the cut or scrape with a dressing. This will protect the injured area from friction, bacteria and contamination by absorbing the wound’s own fluids, creating the ideal conditions for it to heal uninterrupted.

Don’t pull off the peels. Immediately after you have cut or scraped your body, the wound begins to heal. The white blood cells begin to attack the bacteria that cause infections. In turn, red blood cells, fibrins and platelets create a clot around the wound, and in a very short time, a casque forms.

Types of bandages and their sizes

The benefits of kinesiotaping make the recovery is earlier, something that gained enormous interest in sports disciplines, making recovery times were much lower and later extended to general physiotherapy.

With the neuromuscular bandage you can get back to normal life sooner, either to return to training or to do that sport you like so much, as well as accelerate the recovery time in patients with different types of ailments.

This space produced by the kinesiotaping tape makes both toxins and inflammatory mediators produced by the injury through kinesiotaping, circulate and end up draining more optimally.

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Physiotherapists have become, therefore, an essential part of the medical team of sports clubs, as well as sports management, who plan pre-seasons and training loads based on the guidelines of the medical team. They also dedicate part of their work to relaxation and prevention tasks.

Bandaging in eight

There was evidence from eight RCTs (not pooled) that healing outcomes (including time to healing) are better when patients receive compression compared to no compression.

A meta-analysis of individual patient data from five RCTs suggested significantly faster healing with the four-layer bandage (4LB) than with the short stretch bandage (SCV): median days to healing was estimated at 90 and 99 respectively; hazard ratio 1.31 (95% CI 1.09 to 1.58).


The functional bandaging technique is used for muscle, ligament or tendon injuries. It is called partial immobility technique, since it selectively limits the movement where the injury is located or in some cases to where the injury worsens.

With this type of bandages, complete immobilizations are avoided, which cause the complete mobility of the musculature to be lost, losing muscle mass, etc. For this reason, complete immobilizations are performed in the case of serious injuries, when it is necessary to recover tissues or broken bones.

There are several types of materials that can be used for functional bandages: elastic adhesive bandages (tensoplast), non-adhesive, cohesive, inelastic adhesive bandages (tape), pre-tape (to protect the skin from adhesive bandages), lubricant, hypoallergenic adhesive spray, scissors, foam rubber (to protect bone edges, tendons, etc).

This type of bandages should always be treated by professionals such as the physiotherapists of the SBS center. It is important to always use good material (bandages, skin protectors, etc.), to exert precise pressure and to avoid folds in the bandage.

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