Trigger Thumb Brace: Our Top 4 Favorite Features & Benefits
Comfortable Compression and Immobilization
Prevent dangerous movements that could further injury and pain while feeling the ultimate support and targeted compression. Tighten the adjustable straps to find the perfect level of personalized immobilization for your specific condition, pain, or injury.
Helps Treat and Manage a Range of Thumb Pain
Whether you’re experiencing general aches and pains, or you’ve been looking for support for a specific thumb condition, this soft immobilizer brace has got you covered. Wear the thumb support brace for a range of pain, injuries, and conditions, such as:
- Trigger thumb
- Arthritisand osteoarthritis
- Gamekeeper’s thumb
- CMC joint pain
- General thumb pain
- Sprains, breaks, fractures, and jams
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Skier’s thumb
This thumb and wrist brace can be beneficial for a range of injuries and conditions, check with your doctor or medical professional to make sure this support will benefit you before wearing it.
Universal Design for Right or Left Wrist
One of the best, most useful features of this thumb protector is that it can be used by just about anyone. If your wrist circumference fits within the 5.2-inch to 9.5-inch range, this thumb support brace will work for you. You can wear the trigger thumb support interchangeably on the left or right hand, making it easy to use multiple times throughout the years as needed. Don’t waste your money and time buying one-time-use tape or wrap supports when you can use this cost-effective, long-lasting brace for a range of injuries and pain over time.
Soft and Breathable High-Quality Materials
Unlike other thumb immobilizers, our wrist and thumb support brace was made with your comfort in mind. Rather than hard, rigid plastic, this immobilizer splint is made of a soft, mesh compression fabric which feels amazingly comfortable against your skin. We know that when it comes to thumb injuries and pain, you may need to wear this brace to bed while sleeping, which is why comfortable, breathable materials were a must. If you are wearing the brace during the day, the mesh fabric is lightweight enough to prevent any sweating and irritating itching, yet supportive enough to immobilize the thumb and wrist.
Using a Splint for Trigger Thumb Treatment: Why Does My Thumb Lock Up?
Is your thumb locking up, disrupting your daily tasks, and causing pain? The most common reason for uncontrollable thumb locking and clicking is trigger thumb. The irritating condition not only causes pain in your thumb but also makes getting through the day using your hands next to impossible. Keep reading to learn more about trigger thumb and how you can use this brace to help ease and treat the symptoms.
What is Trigger Thumb?
The first step to treating trigger thumb is to understand what exactly this condition is and what causes it.Trigger finger can affect any of the fingers, including the thumb. This condition occurs when the tendons leading from your wrist up through your fingers have become inflamed, causing them to no longer work properly. When your tendons become swollen or inflamed, it can cause your fingers to pop, click, and lock due to getting stuck in a state that is not relaxed.
Trigger Thumb Causes
Inflammation of the tendons resulting in trigger thumb is most often caused by overuse and repetitive motions. It’s likely your trigger thumb is caused by a job or hobby requiring you to make repetitive gripping or grabbing movements.
Symptoms of Trigger Thumb
Wondering if you have trigger thumb? Here are the most common trigger thumb symptoms associated with the condition:
- Feeling stiffness in your thumb (especially first thing in the morning)
- Tenderness at the base of your thumb
- Thumb locked in a bent position that you are unable to straighten
- Thumb catching or locking in a bent position and suddenly popping straight
- Popping or clicking noise as you move your thumb
Trigger finger can affect any of the fingers, so you may experience these symptoms in more areas than your thumb alone. This brace is designed to help specifically with trigger thumb symptoms.
How Can I Treat My Trigger Thumb?
Treating trigger thumb will depend on the severity of the condition. If you are experiencing minor to moderate symptoms and pain, completing stretches and exercises along with using a thumb immobilizer brace such as this one can help decrease inflammation and restrict locking movements. For more severe cases of trigger thumb, trigger finger surgery may be necessary. If you are looking for relief from severe trigger thumb pain, you should see your doctor or medical professional for the best treatment solution.
Tendonitis vs Carpal Tunnel: Which Condition Do I Have?
Carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis are common conditions that can affect the wrist and hand. The symptoms and causes can be similar, making it easy to confuse the two. However, there are a few differences that may impact the way you treat and find relief from the pain you are experiencing.
Thumb and Wrist Tendonitis
Tendonitis is caused by inflammation of tendons. When it comes to thumb tendonitis, this condition is referred to as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. Thumb tendonitis results from inflammation around the base of the thumb, as well as the inside of the wrist and forearm. This pain will get worse the more you use your hand and thumb, causing pain or difficulty to move the thumb, especially when grabbing or pinching objects.
Carpal Tunnel in the Wrist and Thumb
CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome) gradually develops over time, sometimes leading to tingling, numbness, burning, and weakness in the hand and wrist. This pain is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve, causing it to compress. The nerve runs through the carpal tunnel, which controls and affects movement in the hand and all fingers, excluding the pinky. Oftentimes, you’ll find that this pain is much worse at night and will likely work its way from your wrist to your fingers and thumb.
Carpal tunnel and tendonitis are very common, as they both can cause pain and weaken your wrist and thumb. The main difference between the two conditions is that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by nerve compression, while tendonitis is the result of inflammation and swelling.
Is This Thumb Spica Stabilizer Right for Me?
Whether you need some extra support throughout the day or comfortable immobilization at night, this thumb support brace can help protect and relieve pain. The neoprene wrist wrap is soft and comfy against the skin, yet thick enough to provide targeted compression where you need it. For anything from arthritis, to recovering from a broken thumb, this universal immobilizer is an easy, effective, and cost-efficient way to support your weakened wrist and thumb. If you’re looking for a rigid thumb brace or a better option for strictly wrist-related pain, check out our line of thumb supports and wrist braces.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Thumb Immobilizer Support
- What conditions / injuries does this support treat? Use for trigger thumb, tendonitis, broken, jammed, or sprained treatment, arthritis, tendonitis, clicking, locking, CMC joint pain, carpal tunnel, dislocation, and other thumb or wrist conditions.
- How does the spica brace work? The support brace stabilizes your thumb and wrist in comfortable immobilization to protect you from further injury and relieve pain.
- Who can wear it? Any average to plus size adult man or woman within a 5.2-inch to 9.5-inch wrist circumference can benefit from this splint.
- What hand do I wear it on? This universal thumb brace works interchangeably on the right or left hand.
- What size should I get? This thumb brace is universal, one-size-fits-most. Measure your wrist circumference using a soft measuring tape and refer to the sizing chart pictured above to determine if this support will work for you.
- What is the thumb tendonitis brace made of? The spica splint is made of neoprene and nylon with spandex and nylon straps and hook and loop fasteners.
- How do I put the CMC brace on? To apply this support brace, loosen straps and insert hand into splint. Pull onto hand until bottom strap is around wrist. Tighten and fasten palm and wrist straps. Wrap around and fasten thumb strap for immobilization.
- Can I use this thumb brace for wrist pain? This brace is designed to immobilize the thumb; however, it will still provide compression and support for minor wrist pain.
- Washing instructions: Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent. Lay flat to air dry completely before reapplying.
- Supports both the thumb and wrist
- Materials are soft against the skin
- Comfortable thumb immobilization day or night
- Color: Black
It’s a bit large for my son’s hand, but it definitely helps.
Well made product.
Very comfortable and true to size.
Great mid-level support
Really good! I use a range of supports for tendonitis and I like this one for driving and daily activities as it helps protect my thumb but allows for some movement and dexterity. I use higher level support at night but this is great for during the day and light activities.
Well it fits good but I wish the thumb strap was elastic. But over all it does what I need it to do.