Zinc Oxide Tape is an adhesive-backed fabric tape often used as sports strapping. It does not stretch and provides firm support to limbs and joints during training and rehabilitation. Zinc oxide tape can be used to immobilize joints and is usually the best solution for splinting injured fingers and thumbs. Apply directly to the skin as sports strapping, or wrap over other bandages and dressings to secure them or increase compression. Zinc oxide tape is an essential first aid item for sportspeople, particularly those in high-contact games such as rugby, football, ice hockey and extreme sports.