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Smart Shopping for Arm Bandages

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Smart Shopping for Arm Bandages
A woman with her whole left arm bandaged up. Photo Credit KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images

Arm bandages are designed to stabilize sprains and soft tissue injuries. They are created to surround the forearm, the upper arm, and the shoulder area, and come in roller, tubular and triangular shapes. A roller arm bandage is generally used to secure dressings and to support injured limbs. This style can be made of cotton, gauze, elastic fabric or linen. Generally a roller arm bandage is made with an open weave to allow ventilation and to prevent pressure from being placed on the injury. Roller arm bandages are normally elasticized, molding to the shape of your arm as you roll them around the limb. This type of bandage is right for securing dressings and supporting sprains. Crepe arm bandages provide a firmer support for injured joints. Tubular arm bandages are also good for holding dressings in place and supporting injured joints and are generally made of a seamless fabric. Triangular arm bandages are those that fold into a triangular shape to be used as a sling to support the arm or to keep a dressing in place.

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Arm bandages are designed to stabilize sprains and soft tissue injuries. They are created to surround the forearm, the upper arm, and the shoulder area, and come in roller, tubular and triangular shapes. A roller arm bandage is generally used to secure dressings and to support injured limbs. This style can be made of cotton, gauze, elastic fabric or linen. Generally a roller arm bandage is made with an open weave to allow ventilation and to prevent pressure from being placed on the injury. Roller arm bandages are normally elasticized, molding to the shape of your arm as you roll them around the limb. This type of bandage is right for securing dressings and supporting sprains. Crepe arm bandages provide a firmer support for injured joints. Tubular arm bandages are also good for holding dressings in place and supporting injured joints and are generally made of a seamless fabric. Triangular arm bandages are those that fold into a triangular shape to be used as a sling to support the arm or to keep a dressing in place.

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