The following explanations give an insight into the different forms, types and types of bandage. In addition, their structure and functionality as well as their medical and health benefits are discussed.
Bandages are made for various parts of the body and are primarily used to support joints.
With the foreign word bandage, which is based on the French word "bandage" and can be translated into German with the word "connect", is used to describe various pieces of fabric which, due to a high percentage of elastane, are well suited to wrapping injured parts of the body, primarily joints, to support and protect from contamination.
With this type of protection, it is of great importance that the affected part of the body is wrapped around but not completely immobilized and that the patient can move almost completely normally.
These soft bandages are also known under the German name support or protection bandages and can also be used both for existing joint problems and prophylactically to prevent injuries, for example during sporting activities to protect joints and bones.
Because different parts of the body are always different Bandages need to be able to heal optimally, there are numerous types of dressings for different body parts on the market.
The knee bandage can be described as one of the best-selling types of bandage, which can be particularly helpful during sport and in everyday life and counteracts stress, especially in the knee area. The ankle brace, which is mostly sold in one size, is indispensable for athletes in particular.
For people who have spinal problems or who suffer from weak abdominal muscles, a support bandage, which is also called hydas, is recommended, similar to patients who have had an operation in the abdominal or back area. A lumbar bandage that specifically supports the back can help prevent back pain and weak core muscles or reduce discomfort in this area.
Most Bandage types are used for the first time in the event of an acute injury or joint problems. However, many patients wear the stabilizing bandage even after the disease has healed, provided they feel exposed to high levels of stress.
Many of these support bandages have an elastic knitted fabric that runs circularly around the affected area and therefore has a compressive effect. Often silicone pelettons or stabilizing ring springs are incorporated into the material to give the bandage additional stability.
There are also forms, such as the knee bandage, which are pulled over the affected area in one piece. Such bandages are usually offered in different sizes so that every patient can get the best possible support from their bandage. There are also types that have a Velcro fastener so that the bandage can be easily opened when applying. In addition, the Velcro fastener is practical to compensate for various differences in the size of the patient and to ensure optimal comfort.
Most bandages also have colored, mostly circular or oval sections, so that even a layperson can independently position the bandage at the intended location.
The relief of joint diseases using the therapeutic method bandage studies show that it is very effective; Athletes in particular value this support bandage as a useful aid to compensate for stress. This bandage can also be worn in team sports without any problems and thus prevents injuries.
The versatile support bandages are also of great medical use. They achieve the necessary joint stability, relieve affected parts of the body and protect muscles and tissue. With regard to the human musculoskeletal system, the bandage can also help to facilitate the execution of movements and even, viewed in the long term, to improve them. A protective posture, which may be necessary to heal sprains, strains or torn ligaments, can also be achieved by means of a support bandage, as this is able to immobilize muscles and joints.
This association should not be underestimated in terms of pain relief either. The circular knit structure favors blood circulation and often has a massaging effect.
Ultimately, however, it should be noted that in order to choose the right type of bandage, it is essential to consult a doctor or specialist so that he can adapt the correct bandage to the injury.