Very few radial nerve splints for men and women with radial nerve palsy, a peripheral nerve injury, wrist drop, Saturday night palsy, honeymoon palsy, crutch palsy, or weak fingers exist on the market today. And the products that do exist lack affordability, functionality, practicality, comfort, and fit. Limp wrist caused by radial nerve injuries is much more common than you might expect. For reference, between 2% and 17% of people who have experienced a humeral shaft fracture eventually develop radial nerve palsy. For these reasons, we have made it our mission to create a supportive, affordable, effective, and comfortable radial nerve brace.
Our Radial Nerve Palsy Splint positions your wrist and fingers into extension (also known as dorsiflexion), allowing motion while providing support after a radial nerve injury. As function returns, the splint facilitates the strengthening of your wrist extensors, helping speed up the healing process.
Just remember, recovery time depends on how badly your radial nerve was damaged. It may take weeks to months for a nerve to heal. Talk to your doctor regarding a specific treatment plan.
The radial nerve runs from your upper arm to your wrist and fingers. This nerve controls movement and sensation in your arm and hand, as well as the extension of your elbow, wrist, and fingers. Injury to the radial nerve may result in radial neuropathy (weakness of difficultly moving your wrist, hand, or fingers), also called radial nerve palsy. Radial nerve injury may be due to physical trauma (most frequently injured in association with humeral fractures), infection, or even exposure to toxins.
Radial nerve palsy can be caused by physical trauma (such as humeral fractures, dislocations, or deep cuts on your wrist or arm), awkward body positions for long periods of time (such as while working or sleeping), bruises that put pressure on the radial nerve, growths such as tumors or cysts, infection or inflammation, exposure to toxins, a tight watch squeezing your wrist, or crutches pressing under your arm.
Most of these causes cannot be controlled by behavior or lifestyle changes. However, proper ergonomics will improve your posture at work, and you can use pillows to help prevent awkward sleeping positions.
Injuries similar to a radial nerve injury can also occur in babies during the birthing process. The most common injury of this nature is brachial plexus palsy. The Brachial plexus starts in the back of the neck and extends through the armpit. It is central to the operation of a child’s arm hands and fingers. An elbow immobilizer splint for infants can be helpful.
The bulk of competitor products for radial neuropathy cost hundreds of dollars. With our splint, you will receive medical-grade support at a fraction of the price.
Most competitor radial nerve splints require doctor adjustments and fittings for proper support. Our radial palsy splint can be easily applied by yourself or with the help of a close family member or friend, depending on the severity of your condition.
A functional solution for all-day support. Wear the lightweight, comfortable splint during the day and at night while sleeping.
Many competitors' dynamic splinting options following MCP arthroplasty or a radial nerve injury look like something straight out of a horror movie. Our hand and finger splint is nonintimidating, soft, comfortable, and easy to use.
Its unisex and one-size-fits-most design allows men and women to wear the limp wrist splint on either their right or left arm.
The finger lifts emulate your tendons to enhance the functionality of your fingers and hand and promote healing. This technology is based on the latest advances in neurorehabilitation research documenting the brain’s ability to “re-program” itself.
The finger loops are slim and soft. Fully adjustable bases for customizable support. The finger lifts are removable if desired.
The sewn-in plastic stay is covered in soft, padded foam for ultimate user comfort during extended wear. It holds your limp wrist up in extension (dorsiflexion), allowing the radial nerve to heal in a shortened position. Without the stay, you would continue experiencing limp wrist or “drop wrist.” In a dropped wrist position, your radial nerve is being stretched, which hinders recovery and healing.
Allows partial wrist motion and full-finger usage. Your thumb is left totally free.
This initially looked like it encased the entire hand, but it sits on tip of my arm. It is definitely NOT worth the expensive price and the finger bands are loose on some fingers. Also not as comfortable or useful as other braces I have purchased for less than half the price.
The hand therapist was very pleased with this brace. He tied knots in the elastics for a perfect fit. He could have built one but said it would have been way more high profile and not as functional as this brace.
At the beginning it was good. Only a month after using the finger support velcro keeps opening. I only managed about a month with it
The elastic for the fingers needs to be able to adjust those as well. I have it all the way as far back as it can go but I need just a little more.
I think the design concept is excellent. This item was backordered when I needed it so I fabricated something similar at home. When I finally received the Braceability one, I expected it to be significantly more comfortable and easier to wear than my handmade one, but it isn’t. I have 3 main complaints: 1. There isn’t enough padding in the finger loops, causing the elastics to dig in and cut off circulation in the fingers. 2. The velcro is unreasonably difficult to pull apart - it requires superhuman grip strength in the opposite hand. 3. There is no thumb loop and Braceability would not sell me an extra set of finger loops that I could adapt for the thumb. Still, it seems to be the best design available in North America. I hope Braceability will continue to develop this product.
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