Tape & Callus

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  1. thefan

    thefan Professional

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    What are some good tape for the finger to prevent callus or skin burn when playing tennis?

    Also, what are ome ggod ways to treat callus below the fingers?
     
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  2. scotus

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    I like kinesio tape. It is very elastic and stays stuck to your skin.
     
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  3. thejackal

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    i use hockey tape. its cloth, kind of like atheletic tape but not a wide and a bit thicker.
     
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  4. SFtennisGG

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    Shave them down with sand paper grit like paper or those things girls use to do file their nails (nail files). Shaving them down will decrease the pressure on receptors in your palms. When you first shave them down you will experience sensitivity but that will soon pass.
     
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  5. Bagumbawalla

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    A callous is simply a thickening of the skin, usually due to continuing pressure on a part of the skin. Normally, in tennis (or some other sports) you want to develop a callous where you get the most wear and tear. This helps prevent blisters, and so forth, where the racket rubs against your hand.

    Unless they actively bother you, I would leave them be.

    If on the other hand, you do not really mean "callous" but redness/abrasion/pre-blistering, then yes, certain tapes can help you muddle through, until the sensitivity goes away and, in fact, you do begin to get a protective callous.
     
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