Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by the compression of the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist. It is often caused by overuse of the wrist. Wrist and hand strengthening exercises that can help heal this condition. However, these exercises take some time to be effective. In the meantime, you can buy various wrist support devices that can help alleviate the pain.
Carpal tunnel wrist support
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain in your wrist and fingers. Wearing a wrist brace holds your wrist joint in a neutral position and restricts movement. This can help reduce the strain on the median nerve and provide relief from continuous pain. There are many different styles of braces available for providing wrist support and there are also day and night versions. The night versions provide firm support to the wrist and hand, because you may move your wrist into awkward positions as you sleep, thereby aggravating the pain.
Some popular and effective carpal tunnel wrist support braces
Choose a good wrist splint or brace to get pain relief while you are following the exercise routines prescribed by your physician to take effect. You can pick from simple wristband-style braces to full wrist and hand cover braces; you can also get a day and nighttime brace.
Vive Thumb Splint: This is a thumb splint style brace that covers the wrist and palm. Providing a good support for the wrist, you can also limit the movement of the thumb if your carpal tunnel pain extends to your fingers too. It is made of lightweight breathable fabric with Velcro fastenings. It comes with a separate aluminum thumb splint to provide rigid support for the thumb if needed.
DonJoy ComfortFORM Wrist Support Brace: This adjustable brace is made of lightweight durable material. It comes with a contoured palmar stay for additional support. You can adjust the brace to provide just the right amount of flexibility you need in your wrist and hand while still providing good stability to reduce pain.
M BRACE RCA Heavy Duty Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support: This physician designed wrist brace is stylish and compact. Designed specifically to provide wrist support, it sits on your wrist like a wristwatch or wristband, leaving your hand and fingers completely free. This featherweight brace provides good support and stability for the wrist and is comfortable even when worn all day.
Mueller Night Support Wrist Brace: This wrist brace is designed for nighttime use. This padded brace covers your wrist and the lower half of your palm. It ensures that you do not twist and turn your wrist at night. It provides good support and holds the wrist in the right position while you sleep.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause a lot of pain and affect your normal routine. Wearing a good wrist support brace can help you cope with this condition, reducing pain and allowing you to carry on with your daily tasks.