Wrist supports are an often overlooked area of the body that needs help too. Patients who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other conditions affecting their wrists may benefit from using wrist supports to provide relief.
Wrist supports can reduce pressure sensitivity and discomfort by limiting movements in the hand and arm, which is helpful for patients with conditions like arthritis that lead to joint pain. They can also provide relief from pain by supporting the weight of your hand and arm during use.
How Can a Wrist Support Help
Most people bend their wrists when they sleep, a habit that puts pressure on the median nerve. A brace can help to alleviate this pressure and relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The main feature of a wrist brace is a plastic or metal bar that goes from one side of the hand to the other, usually encased in a soft fabric to provide maximum comfort. It should be worn on either the right or left hand, depending on which hand is pronating most while sleeping.