Re: Wrist Strapping for training...
I'd agree there - from what I understand straps (the device type) are for providing support during day-to-day activities, they're not designed to withstand the twisting and torsion you get from joint locks. Taping or 'free strapping' allows you to provide targeted support.
Joints are very important, and once they break, they stay broke. The best thing anyone can do if they have joint pain is get it checked out by a specialist in the area (sports med, orthopedist, good physio).