Having pain in your wrist can make a huge impact in your daily life. Our hands are used for just about everything, whether it be at work, for our hobbies, and even just going about our everyday tasks.
Even the slightest hint of wrist discomfort, especially if persistent, can end up causing a great deal of irritation and pain. Luckily, most causes of wrist pain are not serious in nature and are easily resolved with the help of non-invasive solutions like physiotherapy and using appropriate wrist supports. Here at Dr. Arthritis, we produce a wide range of wrist supports and braces designed to alleviate wrist pain and discomfort. But before we delve into the best types of wrist braces to manage your wrist pain, let’s take a step back and look at what could be the main cause of your wrist pain.
What are the causes of wrist pain?
A variety of injuries and syndromes can cause wrist pain, including:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Tendonitis or Tendinopathy
- Ganglion Cyst
- Wrist Sprain/Strain
Knowing the source of your wrist pain can help with finding the best wrist support or brace to address symptoms. If you understand exactly where your wrist pain is, choose a wrist brace that will help you relieve your symptoms effectively and aid better in recovery from injury.
What types of wrist braces should you buy?
At Dr. Arthritis, we produce 5 different types of wrist supports and braces, which you can buy. Browse through available options below:
If you are suffering from wrist pain caused by joint disease (osteo/rheumatoid), carpal tunnel, tendonitis, wrists sprains and similar conditions, wrist supports are the best option. Dr. Arthritis produces three variants of wrist supports, including fitted and copper-lined options allowing you to find the perfect fit and material that will ensure you’re reaping the benefits of copper-infused products.
Most wrist supports, including those from Dr. Arthritis, are made from neoprene and nylon, which offers the perfect balance between support, breathability, and comfort, allowing for all-day wear. Designed as an adjustable, wrap support with Velcro straps, these are easily taken on and off, and will fit perfectly to the shape and size of your wrist – even if swollen. In general, wrist supports offer moderate support, and their main advantage comes from their flexibility and versatility while still providing ample and reliable wrist support.
Carpal tunnel wrist brace
For sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome, the best choice is to get a wrist brace specifically designed to alleviate these symptoms. Like our wrist supports, our carpal tunnel wrist braces are made from a blend of neoprene and nylon, which allows for plenty of breathability and comfort. These wrist braces however, have been specially designed to be the best at keeping your wrists in a neutral position to avoid repetitive motions that can strain your wrist, which can lead to flare ups and worsening carpal tunnel symptoms. It does providing support to a wider area of your arm, from your palm to the middle of your forearm.
Velcro straps help provide a tailored fit for your arm and ensure round the clock comfort. In addition, a splint inside the brace offers sturdy support to keep your wrist from moving unnecessarily and in a neutral position.
If your pain extends to your thumb joints, you may want to look for a support brace designed for this specific purpose. Thumb braces differ from other available options in that there is an additional strap used to wrap around the thumb, alleviate pain, and aid its natural healing process. While in place, a thumb brace will deliver the support necessary without restricting the movement in your other fingers, meaning you can carry on with daily tasks completely unhindered.
Like our other supports and braces, Dr. Arthritis thumb braces are made from a high-quality blend of neoprene to ensure breathability, mobility of other fingers, and comfort.
Wrist sleeves differ from braces and other supports in that they have no adjustable straps and instead slip directly onto the wrist.
Wrist sleeves are commonly used for those suffering from long-term pain or those who want support they can easily and comfortably wear all day long. Compression sleeves, in particular, have been shown to help improve blood circulation, help speed up recovery from injuries related to repetitive strain injuries, ligament and tendon injuries, and provide additional support during exercise.
The Dr. Arthritis copper infused wrist sleeve is made from a blend of copper nylon and spandex and has anti-odor properties making it ideal for all-day wear. These wrist supports are tailored to not only provide wearers with the support and relief they need, but also offer some of the best protection against further injuries.
Cold & hot pack wrist support braces
Hold and cold treatment is a simple and often forgotten treatment method for joint inflammation and pain. If you suffer from wrist pain from any source, it’s a good idea to look into the benefits of hot & cold packs combined with compression aids or braces.
Dr. Arthritis has designed this wrist support brace to be able to incorporate and hold in place a gel pack for quick and effective pain relief.
Get in touch with Dr. Arthritis
Developed by doctors, Dr. Arthritis wrist supports are designed with a keen understanding of the human physiology. We understand the root cause behind chronic joint pain and want to provide a practical, non-invasive, and effective solution.
Learn more about and buy our wrist braces or get in touch with us if you have any questions.