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Thumb and wrist supports and braces can be extremely useful in the treatment of sports injuries, accidental injury and workplace demands which affect this area of the body. Common conditions thumb and wrists supports and braces can help include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, repetitive strain injury, broken wrist, fractured Scaphoid, Colles fracture, sprained wrist, fractured Radius and a fractured Ulna.
A wrist splint, brace or support can be used to effectively treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The McDavid Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support holds the wrist in a neutral position which has been shown to decrease pressure within the Carpal Tunnel region of the wrist. This decreased pressure eases the pain and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, such as pins and needles and burning sensation in the hand and fingers.
The Aircast A2 Wrist Brace with Thumb Spica can provide immobilisation and wrist protection immediately following a broken wrist. It is a comfortable, lightweight alternative to a conventional plaster cast that can be removed for bathing the wrist and exercising it to quicken rehabilitation.
There are several sports wrist braces and supports that provide compression, support and protection for the wrist region during play. These supports by Vulkan and Mueller are made from neoprene and other lightweight materials. For thumb injuries such as skier's thumb, Bennett's fracture dislocation of the thumb and gamekeeper's thumb then the Mueller Thumb Stabiliser is the best form of support and protection.