How to tape golfer’s elbow

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Are you struggling with pain on the inner side of your elbow, especially when performing tasks like gripping or lifting? This discomfort may be indicative of golfer’s elbow, a condition characterised by irritation of the tendon insertion of the flexor muscles of the forearm. This strain can cause discomfort and a pressing sensation on the inside of the elbow, particularly during activities like lifting objects with your hands facing upward. To alleviate these symptoms, consider using a specific taping technique designed to relieve irritation at the tendon insertions and support overworked muscles.
Christina peter

Christina’s advice when taping your arm

When taping your arm, it’s crucial to choose a tape that provides strong adhesion and support. That’s why I recommend CureTape kinesiology tape. For regular use, CureTape Classic or Art is ideal. However, if you’re engaging in extreme sports or swimming, opt for the extra sticky CureTape Sports variant!

Christina Peter, Sports Physiotherapist and Tape Instructor for CureTape since 2003

How to tape a golfer’s elbow

Tips for Effective Arm Taping:

  • Make sure you understand what’s causing the pain or discomfort
  • Check if there are any reasons why taping might not be a good idea.
  • Before you start, read the instructions carefully.
  • Choose a tape colour or print that suits your style!
  • Round of all the edges to prevent peeling.
  • Avoid stretching the tape at the beginning and end.
  • Rub the tape firmly for better adhesion; warmth helps activate the adhesive.
  • You can shower or swim with the tape on; just pat it dry gently afterward, avoiding vigorous rubbing.
  • To remove the tape easily, use body or massage oil.

Instruction

Tape

Shape:1 customised I-Tape, 1 normal I-Tape.
Number of strips: 2.
Technique: muscle technique (slight pull).

Measuring and cutting the tape

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  1. Sit at a table and measure the first tape in a prone position from the back of the hand, to above the inside of the elbow, making a fist with the elbow extended.
  2. To apply the tape, fold one end in half and cut two holes at the level of the fold.
  3. For the second tape, measure the distance from the elbow to the centre of the inside of the forearm.

 

Applying the tape

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  1. Carefully tear the first tape at the level of the two holes, push the middle and ring finger through the holes, and secure the base in a relaxed position on the back of the hand without stretching.
  2. After securing the base, turn the arm 180 degrees, stretch the forearm, and apply the tape with a slight stretch to the inside of the forearm up to elbow level. Caution: the tape should not end in the crease of the elbow, but slightly to the side.
  3. Rub the tape on well.
  4. Place the base of the second unstretched tape on the inside of the forearm at elbow level.
  5. Apply the tape in one movement by turning the arm very slowly and bending it at the same time. During this movement, apply the tape carefully to the forearm with a slight stretch.
  6. Make sure that there are no folds in the skin and rub the tape on well.

Learn how to tape

Want to learn how to apply tape yourself*? We have created the ultimate guide for that! This helpful guide contains:

  • 30 taping instructions for common injuries that taping can help you with
  • 176 pages of clear written instructions
  • 200 step-by-step instructions accompanied by photo’s, illustrations and scannable video’s through QR codes

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*This book is intended for people who want to tape an injury or complaint themselves. If uncertain about the complaint, consult a physiotherapist.

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Disclaimer
Please note that the indicated tape applications and information on our website about the possibilities with kinesiology tape have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists.

Contraindications not to tape: pregnancy, open wounds, broken bones, unexplained complaints, allergies and skin diseases, use of medication such as blood thinners, thrombosis and fever. Always apply tape in consultation with a specialist.