Elastic Bandages

Elastic bandage is used to provide compression and support to an injured area. It puts even, gentle pressure on the injured tissue and helps in reducing pain and swelling. Elastic bandage helps in treating sprains, strains, edema, soft tissue injuries and rib cage injuries. At Shop Wound Care, we offer a wide range of elastic bandages with easy-to-use closures like clips, velcro closures and self-adhesive closures. These products are from top-selling brands like ACE, Kendall, Grafco, Medi-Pak, etc.

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When to use Elastic Bandages?

Elastic bandages may be required for any of the following reasons:

  • To improve blood flow to a limb
  • To reduce swelling of an injured area
  • To hold hot or cold packs in place
  • To hold wound dressings in place
  • To wrap around a splint during recovery

How to use Elastic Bandage?

Follow the below-given steps to wrap an elastic bandage around the injured area:

  • Hold the elastic bandage in such a way that its start is facing upwards.
  • Take the loose end with one hand and place it on the injured limb.
  • Start wrapping the bandage in a circular motion around the targeted area with the other hand.
  • Make sure that you wrap the elastic bandage from outside to inside.
  • Continue to wrap it in a spiral pattern.
  • Each time you wrap the elastic bandage, overlap it by half of its width.
  • When you reach the end, fasten it to the rest of the bandage with a suitable type of closure.