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The protector of joints and a saviour from sprains. If you’ve played sport long enough, the chances are you’ve been “strapped-up” with ZINC OXIDE tape.
A tool of the trade for rugby players, netballers, BJJ wrestlers and rock climbers alike, ZINC OXIDE tapes provide the highest level of support and protection.
Our ZINC OXIDE tapes won't be beaten. Engineered for performance and value.
EXTRA STICKY GLUE
The waterproof adhesive, guarantees your applications stay stuck
We’ve bench-marked the best and made our ZINC OXIDE TAPES 20% stronger.
No need for scissors. Ideal for fast applications in the changing rooms or on the go.
Patented EASY PEEL technology means a smooth and easy unwind.
We use a porous glue. This allows your skin to breath without compromising adhesion.
ZINC OXIDE TAPES are rigid (non-stretch). This means they are perfect for immobilising, restricting range of motion, and providing support for a ligament or muscle.
ZINC OXIDE WHITE is widely used to protect non-weight bearing joints; fingers, wrists and thumbs from the inevitable injuries in contact sports. Meanwhile, ZINC OXIDE TAN is the tape of choice for protecting ankles and knees.
As a side-effect of being incredibly durable ZINC OXIDE tapes are used for blister prevention. ZINCE OXIDE WHITE is primarily used around hands whilst ZINC OXIDE TAN protects the feet.
ZINC OXIDE tapes are inelastic, which means they don’t stretch. You can use this rigidity to help restrict and prevent painful movements, or movements that may cause further injury.
The rigid nature of ZINC OXIDE tapes means they can be used to provide structural support to muscles and joints, acting as external slings that protect or reposition muscles and joints.
ZINC OXIDE tapes can provide protection for your skin and joints, especially when grappling, climbing or weightlifting. Using ZINC OXIDE tape reduces the risk of dislocations, blisters, calluses, grazes and cuts.
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- HOW DOES ZINC OXIDE TAPE WORK?
ZINC OXIDE TAPE is non-stretchy, has high tensile strength, strong adhesion and conforms to the skin. Because it doesn’t stretch, it is perfect for immobilising joints or creating changes in muscle, or joint position.
- IS ZINC OXIDE TAPE GOOD FOR BLISTERS?
ZINC OXIDE TAPE TAN is a great option if you want to reduce the risk of blisters. Read our blog now and discover how it has been used by ultra distance runners with great effect.
It works by preventing your shoe or sock from rubbing directly against the skin. It is incredibly sticky, but also lightweight and breathable. This means that moisture passes through the tape and prevents blisters from forming due to excess moisture around the foot.
- WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ZINC OXIDE WHITE AND TAN?
ZINC OXIDE TAN is made from a rayon cloth, which provides unrivalled tensile strength. It is 3 x stronger and more durable than ZINC OXIDE WHITE, which is made from an organic cotton cloth. Cotton is more lightweight, pliable and comfortable to wear.
The tape you choose should be based on budget, joint size and the purpose of the taping application.
- WHAT WIDTH ZINC OXIDE TAPE SHOULD I USE?
Our ZINC OXIDE TAPE comes in 4 sizes; 1.25CM / 2.5CM / 3.8CM / 5CM
1.25CM – Often referred to as “finger tape” it is predominately used for fingers. This is most popular within martial arts, in particular BJJ where grappling is heavily involved
2.5CM – Hugely popular within boxing for hand strapping. Also great around the wrist and thumb.
3.8CM – The most commonly used size of ZINC OXIDE TAPE. Perfect for ankle, wrist and knee taping.
5CM – For large joints. Knees and shoulder taping. In which case it is often used in conjunction with EAB TAPE.
- CAN ZINC OXIDE TAPE BE RE-USED?
Unfortunately ZINC OXIDE TAPE is for single use only.
- IS ZINC OXIDE TAPE WATERPROOF?
ZINC OXIDE TAPE is not waterproof but it is water resistant. However, unlike other tapes, our glue is laid to make sure the tape is porous, allowing the skin to breath and moisture to wick away more easily.
As a result it is more suited to withstand the demands of sport. Our ZINC OXIDE TAPE has been used by water sports athletes with great success.
- I’M ALLERGIC TO ELASTOPLAST, WILL I GET A REACTION TO ZINC OXIDE TAPE?
Our ZINC OXIDE glues don’t contain any colophony or rosin, which are the normal irritants for anyone with an Elastoplast allergy.
However, we would recommend that anyone with an Elastoplast allergy trials a small test patch before using ZINC OXIDE TAPE as the skin sensitivity may disagree with any kind of adhesive against it.
- WHY DO FIGHTERS TAPE THIER FINGERS?
Finger Taping is used by fighters in martial arts for 2 main reasons:
1. To increase grip strength when grappling
2. To reduce lateral movement and rotation of fingers
LEARN MORE ON OUR DETAILED BLOG
- WHAT IS THE BEST TAPE FOR ANKLE STRAPPING?
Strapping the ankle requires a tape with a high tensile strength and no stretch. For that, there’s no competition. You must choose ZINC OXIDE tape. Here’s how you can tape your ankle for added protection.
- Can you recommend a therapist?
If you need help with an injury or applying tape please get in touch. If we can’t help you online, we can usually recommend a local therapists. Alternatively, you can use Sports Injury Fix to find a therapist in your area.
I've suffered from blisters on the balls of my feet after running and playing football for a long time now. I even wear anti blister socks and still develop the annoying little pockets of pain. I've previously used cheaper brands of zinc oxide and stretch fabric tapes, but the glue clearly isn't strong enough as they always come away from the area I'm trying to protect even when I wrap it around the entire foot. After lots of research, I thought I'd give SPORTTAPE a try and was very impressed by how it stayed in place after 90 minutes running around on the pitch. I applied in smaller strips to cover the area as per the guidance and then applied some kinesiology tape over the top as suggested for extra protection. At the end of training the tape remained almost exactly in the same place I had originally applied with very little movement and more importantly no new blisters! I did notice after removing that there was a patch of the glue area that had be worn away more than the rest so next time I will double layer. On the whole I'd fully recommend this product and look forward to my next session feeling safe in the knowledge that I won't develop any more blisters.
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