The term "arthralgia" literally translates to pain in a joint. In this case, the pain is located in either the wrist or the joints around the thumb and fingers. Arthralgia is a condition and a diagnosis, not a symptom. There are a range of different causes for arthralgia including injuries, infections, allergic reactions and degenerative diseases. The difference between arthralgia and arthritis is the lack of inflammatory pathologies with arthralgia that are present with arthritis. A lot of the time, the two conditions are approached as being interchangeable although this is not true.
Treatment for athralgia often depends on the underlying cause and what has triggered the problem. The cause must be addressed before the healing can begin. But wrist supports for arthralgia can assist with the healing process by applying heat and compression to the affected area. This helps to prevent swelling and reduce pain, while the warmth encourages healing.
There are a range of wrist supports for arthralgia available. The extent and severity of the arthralgia determines which wrist support is ideal to offer the right level of stability for your wrist and hand. The joint affected will also having a bearing, for the location of the arthralgia will determine where the pressure should be applied to alleviate the pain.
If you require further information about wrist supports for arthralgia, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they will be able to assist you further with finding the right wrist support for you and your condition.