The functional bandage is a technique to achieve a partial immobilization using a special bandage. It is being used mainly with injuries on the tendons, muscles or ligaments. It is called partial immobilization because the movement which causes the pain or which could aggravate the injury is limited in a selective way, and permits the rest of the movements.
This bandage avoids the secondary effects of a complete immobilization as could be the loss of muscle mass, risk of bone density loss, stiffness of the joint, circulatory problems, etc. Besides it is of good utility in sport. This bandage is indicated in a variety of problems, like: prevention of laxness of the ligaments, reeducation and prevention of repetitive injuries, control and reduce edemas.