Suitable for keeping gauze in place, stemming bleeding, and providing light compression. The heavy weight crepe bandage is suitable for use as support for sprains and strains in joints and muscles. It also works as a moderate compression bandage for knee swelling, ankle swelling, and other relevant injuries.
Is a crepe bandage good for pain?
A crepe bandage provides compression to a limb or joint. It is used to reduce swelling, relieve pain, and provide support for weak body parts.
How tight should a crepe bandage be?
The bandage should be snug, but it should not cut off circulation. Check your toes (if the bandage is wrapped around your foot or ankle) or fingers (if it's around your wrist). If they become purplish or blue, cool to the touch, or numb or tingly, the wrapping is too tight and should be loosened.
What is the difference between a conforming bandage and a crepe bandage?
Bandages are made from lightweight cotton, crepe or elasticated crepe, depending on the pressure to be achieved. A lightweight cotton bandage is used to hold a dressing in place, whereas a crepe or elasticised crepe bandage is used for applying support or firm pressure to a soft tissue injury.
Does a conforming bandage stick to itself?
The material on a conforming bandage is designed to be self-adhesive, so when the bandage is wrapped, it attaches to itself, but it will not stick to the skin. This reduces pain and discomfort during dressing changes by allowing for easy removal of the bandage.