Apr 25, 2014

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Best Wrist Braces for Hand and Wrist Injuries and Other Disorders

You might not know it, but wrist pain is a fairly common occurrence for people across different age brackets and professions. Typically, there are various causes of this problem, but some of the most common include the following: tendonitis, sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, and fractures, among many others.

Aside from the usual rest, ice/heat application, anti-inflammatory medication, and—in extreme cases—cortisone injections and even wrist surgery, one of the best ways to treat wrist conditions and injury is by wearing hand and wrist braces. Wrist support braces can mainly help patients who have suffered recent sprain injury or even those who tend to injure their wrists easily.  These hand and wrist supports can not only help prevent some wrist injuries and disorders but can also help act as a gentle support while doing wrist movements and can help you perform simple activities while rehabilitating from a wrist pain.

Whether it be a sprain or strain, fracture or for post-operative use, inflammation, or repetitive-use injury like carpal tunnel syndrome, BraceAbility has the perfect wrist and hand braces for you.

The Ideal Carpal Tunnel Brace

Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably one of the most common wrist disorders. It is a condition wherein pressure is felt on the median nerve, the nerve found in the wrist that is responsible for supplying movement and feeling to the other parts of the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome  can often lead to weakness, numbness, tingling, or even muscle damage to the hand and fingers.

So what causes carpal tunnel syndrome? The carpal tunnel is the area of the wrist where the median nerve enters the hand. The carpal tunnel is relatively narrow, so any swelling can pinch the nerve, thereby causing pain and the aforementioned weakness, numbness, and tingling.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is most common in those who perform repetitive movements of the wrist and hand. Using a keyboard for hours at a time is perhaps one of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, though other causes may include playing certain sports, driving, sewing, using hand tools, painting, and writing, among others.

For prevention or treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist supports and wrist braces may be used.  The Bauerfeind ManuLoc Stabilizing Wrist Support, in particular, is an ideal wrist brace for carpal tunnel syndrome. With this wrist support, you enjoy long-term stability and pressure-relief on the wrist while leaving your fingers completely free for improved coordination while writing, typing, or playing sports. This therapeutic wrist support brace also helps relieve hand and wrist pain related to carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Perfect Sports Wrist Braces

We at BraceAbility have the perfect sports wrist supports available for your athletic needs. The versatile Incredibrace Wrist Sleeve, in particular, is the ideal athletic wrist brace for golfers, tennis players, or for any kind of sports enthusiast. In fact, it is also an excellent baseball wrist support, an ideal tennis wrist brace, and the perfect volleyball wrist brace. Incrediwear's patented wrist sleeve can bring comfort to your tired hands and fingers within minutes of putting it on. The Incredibrace Wrist Sleeve not only helps energize individuals who need extra wrist support but also significantly enhances comfort and mobility while you play your chosen sport.

The Bauerfeind Manutrain Wrist Support is also an excellent wrist brace for sports. The knitted joint support stabilizes the wrist through controlled compression, and the velcro strap may be applied when additional support or stabilization is needed, especially while engaging in sports activities. And because it promotes proprioception, this athletic wrist support thus heightens sensory awareness in the wrist for increased joint stabilization.

Choose from our selection of high-quality and competitively priced wrist and hand braces and supports depending on your needs. Not sure what wrist brace or support you require? No problem. Our customer service representatives are here to help. To speak with one, please call us at (866) 712.7808. We'll be glad to assist you in any way we can.

 
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