How long should I wear a crepe bandage

How long should I wear a crepe bandage

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If you’ve ever twisted an ankle or hurt your finger you know that crepe bandages are your best friend when it comes to healing from muscle sprains or joint pain. 

They are also known as compression bandages as they provide a good amount of compression to the injured areas, without affecting joints and muscles from flexing. The elastic nature of the cotton crepe bandage means that it can be firmly stretched over the swollen area without cutting off blood flow and also allows for long-lasting comfort. They can also be easily fixed into position, adjusted and removed when required.

Let’s take a look at how long you should wear a crepe bandage for, in order for it to be effective.

How long should one wear a crepe bandage?

Experts also recommend that you use your compression bandage only for the first 24 to 48 hours after sustaining an injury, as it helps prevent swelling, and remove the bandage at least twice daily for a few minutes before placing it back again. 

Remove your compression bandage before sleeping to ensure that it doesn’t affect the circulation of blood. If you do need to wear your bandage at night, remember to loosen it before bedtime.

Hansaplast’s Cotton Crepe Bandage provides the optimum amount of compression and helps relieve pain. It offers firm support and is made of skin-friendly material to ensure maximum comfort and protection. It is also reusable and washable.

By using a fine quality cotton crepe bandage you can reduce swelling and pain, while also keeping your injured area stabilised and increased blood flow which leads to faster healing.