Wrist and hand supports assist wearers in stabilizing weak, sprained and inflamed joints. By minimizing stress, these supports act as an immobilizer and essentially cut off movement to said joint. Those using them benefit from decreased inflammation and pain with regular use.
Support Customers find that braces, slings, and splits aid in keeping the afflicted wrist, arm and finger joints in a neutral position, and by limiting large movements. Depending on the location of the injury, elastic, metal rods or lacing is used to secure the support brace to the joint. Proper support is found by purchasing the correct support style, depending on whether the injury occurs on the right or left hand and arm. Find additional types of support for injuries to other parts of the body, such as the neck or a foot.
Ease of Use Most wrist and hand supports are easy to use, requiring only the use of the uninjured hand. The supports slide onto the injured wrist or hand, and the closure is secured with either a hook and loop closure or lacing support. Arm slings are secured by a strap around one's neck, while finger splints should only be secured along the base of the splint.
Durability Because joint supports are worn repeatedly over many days and weeks, they are made with durable, high-quality materials such as neoprene and nylon. Additional stitching on the body of the brace further increase the integrity. Read instructions before placing any supports in water.
Sizing A majority of supports are available in universal sizes designed to fit the average wearer. Those with specific sizing needs find custom supports ranging from small to extra large. Customers also have the option of purchasing supports that cater to just the left or right wrist and arm.