Like any joint, the wrist is susceptible to developing bursitis, especially if involved with repetitive movements that places pressure and stress on the joints. A fluid-filled sack known as the bursa forms under the skin, protecting the joints by cushioning the tops of the bones and preventing friction. Bursitis develops when this bursa becomes inflamed and swollen, resulting in pain and discomfort. Bursitis is commonly caused by repetitive movements such as being involved with sports, but can develop from other conditions such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis.
Wrist supports for bursitis help to ease the pain and discomfort caused by stabilising the joints. With a wrist support for bursitis, compression is applied to the entire area which helps to control the swelling and ease the pressure placed on the joints. Immobilising the affected area also eases the repetitive strain and gives the muscles a chance to recover rather than being placed under consistent strain. Bursitis wrist supports are available in a range of different styles, allowing you to find the one that is best suited to aid your condition, particularly important if the bursitis has been caused by an underlying problem such as gout. Aiding the cause will prevent it from developing in the future.
Here at Health and Care, there is a wide range of wrist supports for bursitis. Have an explore for yourself to find the one best suited for your needs. If you require any further information, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they will be happy to assist.