Ergonomic Wrist Support for Typing
Many of us spend long periods of time using a computer and keyboard at work or during leisure time. Eventually, this can take a toll on the wrist, leading to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). There are a number of steps one can take to lessen strain on the wrist from typing or writing, including wearing a keyboard wrist support.
This wrist support for carpal tunnel and other sources of pain features palmar and dorsal stays that support the wrist in a neutral position. These stays are flexible, which allows some degree of customization and give.
While flexion of the wrist is limited by this wrist brace for typing, it does allow full dexterity of the fingers and thumb. The typing wrist support is just six inches long, covering some of the forearm, the wrist and the lower part of the palm. A thin strap runs between the thumb and the index finger, holding the computer wrist brace in position.
The wrist support for mouse or keyboard use is constructed of a breathable, padded material. This is essential for those who frequently rely on a wrist support for carpal tunnel syndrome. Not to mention, wearing a typing wrist brace to solve one problem would only create another one if it irritated the skin.
This wrist support for keyboard usage is quite durable, plus its exterior is black, which limits signs of wear. The ergonomic wrist brace is also free of latex.
When it comes to hand and wrist splints, application can be tricky, especially if one’s dominant hand is the one that is injured. This particular wrist support for computer usage is meant to make application and adjustment simple, with a loop and lock closure at the wrist that is secured via a Velcro-like material. This also allows quite a bit of flexibility regarding sizing. The strap that runs between the index finger and the thumb also utilizes a Velcro-like closure.
Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support
Work places are prime situations for the development of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), with computer usage being especially problematic. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most well-known of these types of injuries.
CTS refers to a hand/arm condition where a pinched nerve in the carpal tunnel of one’s wrist causes numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and/or fingers, with the exception of the little finger.
Treating an RSI such as carpal tunnel syndrome can be challenging, as what one really needs is a break from the repetitive motion that is causing the problem in the first place. And most do not have the luxury of simply not using the mouse or keyboard for a few days.
But there are various steps one can take and tools one can use to ease pain and prevent such injuries from recurring. One of the biggest steps is to use proper form when typing at a computer. This includes keeping one’s wrists straight and parallel, using a light touch, letting one’s hands float over the keyboard and taking care not to strain the fingers.
Wearing wrist supports for typing can help with keeping one’s wrists straight and holding them in a neutral position. This wrist splint for typing does so while maintaining full dexterity of the fingers and thumbs.
Allowing the wrist to touch an ergonomic wrist rest while one types can actually contribute to the problem as this can force one to twist the hand to reach some keys. Such ergonomic wrist pads should only be used when one is taking a short break from typing.
Taking frequent, short breaks throughout the day where one stretches the neck, shoulders and wrist/hand muscles is important to preventing RSI injuries like CTS.
Ice therapy can also help relieve wrist pain, as it can reduce painful inflammation that is problematic in carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and other sources of wrist discomfort.
One’s overall posture can also play a role when it comes to wrist and hand pain. One should make sure to hold the back shoulder and neck straight and relaxed (we offer posture braces to prevent slouching) when sitting at a computer with the upper arms at one’s side and the forearms horizontal or tipped slightly downward.
In some cases, the mouse is another source of wrist stress. Properly positioning the mouse can help. There are also ones with a trackball that eliminate the need to move the entire arm to move the pointer.
Details on Computer Wrist Support for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Other RSIs
This is one of the best wrist braces for tendonitis and repetitive stress injuries of the wrist because it supports the wrist in a neutral position, while leaving much of the hand and the fingers/thumb unrestricted. Following is a more detailed list of its selling points.
- Ergonomic wrist supports hold the wrist in a neutral position, allowing inflammation to subside and healing to occur
- Flexible palmar and dorsal stays limit damaging wrist flexion
- Office wrist support for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis
- Short wrist brace is six inches long and allows full dexterity of one’s fingers and thumb
- Carpal tunnel wrist supports are easy to apply, remove and adjust thanks to a loop-and-lock wrist closure and a Velcro strap around the thumb
- Comfortable wrist brace is composed of a breathable, padded material
- Black desk wrist support is quite durable for long-term use
- Small wrist brace for work is free of latex
|Size||Circumference of Wrist|
|X-Small||Up to 5.5"|
|Small||5.5" - 6.5"|
|Medium||6.5" - 7.5"|
|Large||7.5" - 8.5"|
|X-Large||8.5" - 9.5"|
|Measure the circumference of your wrist joint at your wrist bone.|