Hand Brace / Arm Brace / Forearm & Wrist Braces
If you’re looking for a wrist brace, hand brace, wrist splint, or any similar hand or wrist support product, you’ve come to the right place. For those with a fractured wrist or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, wrist or hand support products may be necessary. Read More...
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What is a Wrist Brace?
A wrist brace, also referred to as a wrist splint, is a popular wrist support product. It looks like a fingerless glove, and it stabilizes and minimizes pressure on the wrist so that it can heal.
The wrist support offered by a wrist brace or splint allows your wrist to feel as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. Wrist braces can provide relief for a variety of conditions, including Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, sports-related sprains, and Tendonitis. They are available in many sizes, so that you can find the optimal fit for your hand. There are wrist braces designed specifically for the right hand, and others for the left. Some wrist braces can be used on either hand.
Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition which is caused by excess pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms include numbness or tingling or a painful ache in parts of the hand at or near the wrist, and are usually the most painful at the thumb area.
Common Triggers of Carpal Tunnel
The following are some of the most frequent causes of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Thyroid disease
- Overuse of hand muscles in the wrist area
- Repetitive movements of the hand or wrist, such as by writing or typing for hours on end
- A medical condition causing the wrist to swell, which prevents proper circulation
- A fracture or sprain at this area
- Using a vibrating tool often
If you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, your doctor may recommend that you wear a wrist brace for carpal tunnel syndrome, such as the Futuro Wrist Brace. He may tell you to wear it at work, or when you’re using your hands in a way that triggers carpal tunnel syndrome. He may recommend you wear it while you type, while you work, or while you text on your phone.
If severe damage has already been done to the median nerve, surgery will likely be required, but if you visit your doctor promptly after noticing symptoms, surgery can often be avoided.
Benefits of the Futuro Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The Futuro Wrist Brace offers measurable relief for individuals with carpal tunnel. It has three straps, which work together to provide the hand with proper support and adequate compression. It's comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and allows you full mobility of your fingers, so that you can get work done. For all these reasons, the Futuro Night Wrist Support Brace is considered by many healthcare experts to be the best wrist brace for carpal tunnel.
An added pro of using this night wrist brace is that since many people unconsciously move their wrists into awkward positions while they sleep, which can cause carpal tunnel, using a night brace keeps your wrist in the proper position.
Arthritis Wrist Brace
Arthritis is a disease that is common among seniors which cause erosion of the padding around the joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are painful, inflamed and stiff joints, and these symptoms often occur in the fingers and the wrists.
For individuals with arthritis, an arthritis wrist brace may help lessen the pain of the affected joints. It can also help it easier for the person to get through daily tasks.
Forearm splints are not only the term used for pain in the forearm (the arm from elbows to wrists); it's also the name of the brace worn to reduce the intensity of chronic pain in the forearm.
Hand braces are often worn following the sprain or fracture of a finger. Wearing a hand or arm brace decreases the movement of the finger and allows it to heal properly.
Carpal tunnel, arthritis, hand and finger fractures and chronic conditions can make it difficult to accomplish daily tasks. Luckily, AvaCare Medical offers a broad selection of orthotic products for hand and arm pain, including thumb and finger splints, elbow braces and arm slings, all so you can keep up your regular routine. Give us a call today if you need help selecting the best product for your needs!