How to Tape a Thumb: Protecting & Healing a Sprained Thumb - Taping a thumb sprain Like 70.80% | 940 votes Views: 706 129 Download Lay down an anchor first. Place a strip of. Make a side loop. Categories: We are hairy Comments: Add Comment Cancel By Vomi - 18:04 Make a front loop. By Mazuran - 09:03 Over the distal joint if it's. By Vigar - 22:27 The most common reason to tape a thumb is due to a sprain-type injury, usually caused by the thumb bending too far backward while skiing or. By Faezahn - 06:53 A thumb sprain occurs when the thumb is bent backwards. Treatment involves rest, ice, compression, support taping and exercises.