Top 4 Uses of Cohesive Bandage

Top 4 Uses of Cohesive Bandage - SPORTTAPE

Cohesive Bandage, A.K.A Sock Wrap, is the only reusable tape in the SPORTTAPE range.

It's an essential tool in any first aid kit, offering versatile and reliable support for various injuries. Whether its a sprained ankle, or providing support to a sore muscle, it brings a comfortable and adjustable fit.

Unlike traditional adhesive bandages, it sticks to itself without sticking to skin or hair, making it easy and painless to apply and remove!

Here are the 4 most common uses for Cohesive Bandage, but a few might surprise you…


 Sock Wrap or Cohesive Bandage  (same thing!)...

Many football players now choose to cut the feet off their team socks in order to wear their own ankle socks. These ‘grip’ socks have small dots along the bottom of the sock that give better traction within the boot. This stops the foot from moving within the boot, improving the feel on the ball and increasing stability when making quick changes of direction.

Sock Wrap is a more effective choice as it's wider and has no glue, meaning it can be re-used game-after-game and is kinder on any area of exposed skin.


There’s no substitute for Cohesive Bandage when it comes to compression, especially in an ‘off-field’ scenario where you want to limit bleeding or reduce swelling.

If you’re injured, a cohesive bandage is great for wrapping a sprained joint, securing an ice pack, or giving support and compression to reduce swelling.

The most effective method of compression is intermittent, so you need to be able to remove, and re-apply the tape in intervals. Only Cohesive Sock Wrap allows you to do this affordably.


The most common use of Cohesive Bandage in football is to secure shin pads in place. This is also commonly known as 'Sock Wrap'. 

Many players use the Cohesive to bridge the gap between the top of the ‘grip’ sock and the bottom of their cut-off team sock, creating the illusion of a single sock. This also helps to keep the bottom of the shin pad in place.

The FA rules state that “football tape or any material applied or worn externally must be the same colour as that part of the sock it is applied to or covers".

SPORTTAPE's Sock Wrap handily comes in 15 colours, so whatever funky colour your team has, we can provide! 


Sock Wrap is a favourite amongst goalkeepers because of it’s compressive strength. 

Wrapping Cohesive Sock Wrap around your fingers provides stability to the joints. It allows flexion but reduces extension, meaning less chance of your fingers getting bent backwards when making a game-winning save.

If you want to learn about exactly how to do this, check out our Finger Taping for Goalkeepers blog!


Another popular application for football and hockey goalkeepers. Wrist taping provides support and stability to the wrists. This can increase grip strength and reduce the chance of wrist injury by restricting the range of motion around the wrist joint.

By taping directly over the joint line, you are restricting the range that you can flex or extend your wrist. This makes it stronger, and less susceptible to impact injuries. Win-win. 

If you want to learn more about Cohesive Bandage or just have a question that we may have the answer to, get in touch. We're happy to help!

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