Chronic instability is caused when a prior injury has not healed correctly, or there has been a repeated injury around the same joint such as spraining your wrist. Every time you injure this area, the ligaments are weakened a little further and will not heal with the same strength. Symptoms of chronic instability can include the wrist "clunking" when it moves as the tissue has been damaged and the bones are free to rub against each other compared to a healed wrist. Chronic instability has a much higher chance of developing into conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Using a wrist support for chronic instability helps to stabilise and support the wrist. This eases the pain and discomfort caused and helps to prevent the condition from worsening. Indeed, by using a wrist support for chronic instability, you are preventing the wrist from "giving way" which could ultimately lead to further damage. A wrist support help holds the wrist in a natural position, preventing strain from causing stress on the cartilage in the wrist. By protecting the wrist while still at the stage of chronic instability, there is the possibility that you could prevent this from developing into arthritis as the cartilage has a chance to heal rather than continuing to be worn.
There are a range of wrist supports for chronic instability available here at Health and Care. If you require further information or wish to discuss the best wrist support for you, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they can assist you further.