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 contains no glue, so it won’t stick to your skin or hair. It only sticks to itself. It's totally self-adhesive. 

It's perfect for anyone with sensitive skin or for those times when you just can’t justify a single-use tape.

Here are the 4 MOST COMMON uses for Cohesive Bandage, and not to sound like an online AD, but a few might surprise you…


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.

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


The most common use of Cohesive Bandage in football is to secure shin pads in place.

Many players now choose to cut the feet off their team socks in order to wear their own ankle socks. You can use the Cohesive to bridge the gap between the top of the ‘grip’ sock and the bottom of your cut-off team sock, creating the illusion of a single sock. This also helps to keep the bottom of the shin pad in place.


Sock Wrap is a favourite amongst goalkeepers because of it’s compressive strength. You can use it to help stabilise and protect your fingers and wrists.

Wrapping 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 save.


Another popular application for football and hockey goalkeepers. You can use wrist taping to provide 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.

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