What Does A Wrist Brace Help With?

Wrist pain may be occurring because of many different reasons; it may be because of carpel tunnel syndrome, a wrist injury or sprain, or healing from an operation. A wrist brace is the best way to ensure that your wrist is stabilised and supported, both to alleviate pain, and prevent further injury.

There are many different wrist brace types that work for different needs, and the most effective way to find the right solution is to speak to an orthotist. Typically, x-rays will be taken of the wrist to determine the extent of damage, and how the wrist needs to be held in order for it to heal correctly so that it can be used as normal once healed.

When to Get a Wrist Brace

A wrist brace must be worn as directed by your orthotist or general practitioner, and when you are experiencing pain. There are a few signs that a wrist brace should be used:

  • Lack of strength in the wrist – feeling weak, possibly dropping things because of vulnerability
  • Numbness, pins and needles, or burning sensation in the wrist and hand
  • Pain in joint, and pain with wrist movement

In many cases, wrist braces should be worn when the patient is asleep, because the wrist may be laid on, or bent during the night and it will cause more injury. Wrist braces keep the wrist straight and in a neutral position.

Formfit® Wrist Brace

Formfit® Wrist and Formfit® Wrist & Forearm provide immobilisation and protection for patients suffering from tendonitis, specific soft tissue injuries, including mild to moderate sprains and strains, as well as a support after healing from being in a cast.

Key features

  • Breathable material
  • Contour fit
  • Contact Closure Straps
  • Customisable Stays
  • Easy to Clean

Broken Wrist Braces and More

There are no one-size-fits-all treatments when it comes to wrist braces. Even recovering from an injury will be different from one patient to another. Visit Meintjes and Neethling to get expert advice on the right wrist brace for you!