Wrist Injuries - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Friday, 2 May 2014 | Will
This week I am writing about wrist injuries since I have one. Happily I work at the right place if one has need of a support!
I have been experiencing aches and pains in the wrist recently, which is very common in today’s world. It could be repetitive typing, computer mouse use or awkward lifting – all of these things commonly cause complaints from minor aches to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but wearing the right support can make a real difference.
There are essentially two types of wrist brace: Basic compression sleeves/wraps and those with metal splints inside. If you have minor aches and pains in the wrist or wish to prevent injury, during sport for instance, the chances are you will need a compression sleeve or wrap. These simply keep the wrist supported while still allowing for full movement.
If you need to keep the wrist more immobile, or have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you will likely need a support with a splint inside to restrict the wrist’s movement. The splints run on the underside of the wrist and have a ‘lip’ which moves up the palm of the hand, this helps keep the wrist in a relaxed neutral position. You can often easily tell which braces have a splint as there is a noticeably different colour or material running the length of the underside of the brace where the splint’s ‘pocket’ is. Standard wrist braces with splints often have relatively flexible metal, enabling you to adjust it slightly.
With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, caused by excessive pressure being placed on a nerve that runs through the narrow Carpal Tunnel due to swelling, the splint needs to be firmer. This is to ensure the correct, optimal position is maintained to relieve pressure from the wrist and there are specific carpal tunnel wrist supports for this very purpose.
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