Dec 20, 2014

Wrist & Forearm Splints

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Wrist Splint and Forearm Splints for Wrist Injuries and other Conditions

Wrist pain is a very common problem experienced by people worldwide; in fact, it cuts across different age brackets and professions.  There are various causes of wrist pain; however, some of the most common include carpal tunnel syndrome which requires a carpal tunnel brace, fractures which require a wrist fracture splint, tendonitis which requires wist brace tendonitis, and sprain which requires a sprained wrist brace.

One of most effective ways to treat wrist injuries and other disorders (aside from the usual rest, ice/heat application, anti-inflammatory medication, and—in extreme cases—cortisone injections and even wrist surgery) is using wrist splints and forearm splints. These wrist orthoses are mainly used by patients who who have suffered sprains, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome,  tendonitis, or even by those who tend to injure their wrists and arms easily.  These wrist brace splints are proven to help prevent most wrist injuries and conditions and can also double as gentle wrist support while you perform simple activities during rehabilitation from a wrist pain.

Whatever wrist disorder or injury you are suffering from, we at BraceAbility have the perfect splint wrist braces and forearm splints for you.

An Ideal Carpal Tunnel Splint

Carpal tunnel syndrome is perhaps one of the most common wrist disorders suffered by millions of people worldwide. With carpal tunnel syndrome, patients experience pressure 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 usually results in weakness, numbness, tingling, or even muscle damage to the hand and fingers. A carpal tunnel brace can alleviate these symptoms. 

What is the main cause of carpal tunnel syndrome? The carpal tunnel, which is relatively narrow, is the area of the wrist where the median nerve enters the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes swelling that pinches the medial nerve, thus resulting in pain and the aforementioned weakness, numbness, and tingling.

Who are the most at-risk for carpal tunnel syndrome? This condition is most common in those who perform repetitive movements of the wrist and hand. Using a keyboard for hours at a time is probably one of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. Other causes may include using hand tools. playing certain sports, sewing, driving, writing, and painting, among others.

A carpal tunnel splint is a splint for wrist that is designed for patients afflicted with carpal tunnel syndrome. A carpal tunnel wrist brace functions as a wrist immobilization splint that helps provide stability and support to the wrist, relieve the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, and helps put the wrist in its natural position.

The Best Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel and other Forearm Splints Available at BraceAbility

For patients who are looking for relief from nagging wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, we at BraceAbility suggest the Active Innovations Dynamic Wrist Orthosis. This wrist splint for carpal tunnel also helps prevent the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome, especially among those who engage in repetitive tasks that involve the hand, wrist, and arm.

Another forearm brace option for those looking for an anatomically designed wrist splint brace is the Corflex Wrist Hand Thumb Orthosis. It is a wrist splint that is indicated for the immobilization of the thumb for post-operative rehabilitation, stabilization of thumb fractures, post-cast removal, or as a cast substitute for long-term use. This splint for wrist is constructed of black rigid polyethylene laminated to soft closed-cell foam lining and includes two black stockinette undersleeves.

Choose from our selection of high-quality and competitively priced forearm splints and wrist splints depending on your needs. Not sure what splint wrist brace you require? Our customer service representatives are here to help. To speak with a product expert about a forearm splint, please call us at (866) 712.7808. 

 
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