Wrist pain is quickly becoming a common injury and can have many different causes. Your wrist joint plays a major role in basic mobility and is one of the most active parts of your body. When you experience pain in your wrist, it can affect your daily activities, and when left untreated can drastically decrease your quality of life.

Daily tasks such as chores, typing or even simply opening the door requires moving our wrists. However, some of our daily activities can put excessive strain on our wrist joints and make it more vulnerable to injury. Our reliance on smartphones and the pervasiveness of computer-based work doesn’t help either.

Wrist braces and straps are medical devices that help support your wrist to prevent repetitive strain, which would otherwise worsen your injury. While simple by design, the best wrist braces and supports keep your joints in the correct position, preventing further damage and effectively reducing swelling and pain.

Not sure if you need a wrist brace? We took the liberty to outline the top 3 reasons why wrist supports are a trouble-free and good investment for your health.

1. Help alleviate arthritis pain

If you are experiencing wrist pain from arthritis, using wrist supports such as a brace or strap can be a great addition to your treatment. Wrist braces and straps can add pressure to the area and limit the range of motion of your wrist; effectively preventing movements that can potentially make your swelling worse.

Wearing wrist braces and similar types of wrist support is also a cost effective way to prevent joint pain symptoms all together, just make sure you buy a brace that fits you for the best joint support.

2. Protect against injury

Wrist braces and supports are not only for injured wrists. Heavy lifting or typing for long hours can put excessive strain on your wrists and lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Wearing a wrist brace can lessen the stress and pressure we constantly put on them. The brace compresses your wrist joint and restricts movement that would usually result in a sprain or other wrist injuries. While wrist braces and straps are generally good at preventing multiple types of wrist injuries, such as tendonitis, and more. Wrist braces are one of the best solutions to carpal tunnel.

3. Faster recovery time

Wrist supports are also great for rehabilitating wrist injuries. A well fitting brace will prevent you from moving your wrist in awkward ways that can exacerbate your injury. Braces and supports also supply the proper compression and heat to lessen joint inflammation and swelling, speeding up your recovery process.

Whether you have a wrist injury such as a sprain, want to alleviate arthritis pain or simply prevent carpal tunnel, we have wrist braces and straps in different styles and sizes, you are guaranteed to find one that suits your needs. Click here to buy wrist braces and supports now!

Dr. A Ievers

Medically reviewed by Dr. A Ievers. He is the Co-Founder of Doctor Arthritis. He graduated from The Imperial College London with an MBBS (MD) - The article was written by the Dr. Arthritis Editorial Team.