Whether you lead an active or sedentary lifestyle, some aches and pains are inevitable. While minor pain in your hands or wrist is not necessarily cause for concern, you should see a healthcare professional if you experience prolonged pain. Also, it’s important to know the warning signs for certain conditions, like wrist and hand arthritis. Here are four early warning signs and what you should do.
Employees and individuals who work with their hands and wrists in repetitive movements on a daily basis oftentimes suffer from the early stages of carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness, pain, tingling and weakness in the hand and fingers are early signs and it’s important to keep an eye on the area to prevent further damage. If you’re currently suffering from or looking to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, our trained experts recommend the DonJoy ComfortFORM Wrist Support to stabilize strain.
The contoured design of the brace fits the natural contours of the wrist and hands to provide the best in fit and support, allowing you to type, move and work just as you normally would. The adjustable straps and lightweight material also adds comfort while wearing the brace so you feel completely supported. Some braces on the market might make you feel like your wrist isn’t fully guarded, but the ConfortFORM incorporates aluminum palmer stays to control how much or little your wrist moves leaving you fully protected.
From ease of use, fully adjustable straps, durability and proper fit, the DonJoy ConfortFORM is a great solution for those looking to protect or heal themselves from carpal tunnel syndrome.
There are many everyday activities that can cause wrist pain. Here are some activities that commonly cause wrist pain, which is often preventable by wearing wrist braces:
Sports – Certain sports may cause wrist pain, such as tennis and golf. In some sports the position an athlete plays may increase the chances for wrist injury, such as a football quarterback or a soccer goalie.
Stocking – Employees that work in stocking or shipping/receiving may be at risk for wrist injuries or wrist pain. The repetitive motion in these job tasks can often strain the wrist.
Working at an Office – Those that work in an office setting may place stress on the wrist while typing or using a computer mouse. The good news is that many workplaces have adapted ergonomic practices by educating employees on proper positioning at the desk and purchasing equipment better suited for joint help. However, long hours at the computer without the proper wrist support may still cause pain.
Video Games – Many individuals relax by playing video games in their spare time. However, they may actually be placing stress on their wrist joint. Video game players are often guilty of spending lengthy hours using a keyboard, mouse or controller, without taking a break.
Prior Injury – If you’ve had a prior injury, such as a wrist sprain, your wrist may suffer from lingering pain due to weakened muscles or ligaments.
Other Activities Involving the Wrist – Activities such as painting, writing or working with tools may all cause wrist pain, especially if performing these activities for long periods of time.
Wearing wrist braces may provide the support you need to help alleviate wrist pain while participating in these activities. A good wrist brace will apply gentle compression, without inhibiting wrist movement. Remember to keep your body and joints healthy. Check out our wrist braces today!
As snowboarding gains popularity, so do the injuries that come from this fun winter sport. It is very normal for snowboarders to fall, but oftentimes they will put out their hand to brace the impact with the snow. This can lead to wrist fractures, wrist sprains, and other wrist injuries.
Wearing wrist braces on each of your hands may help protect you from getting hurt this winter season. A wrist brace with a rigid outer shell will help guard your wrists during impact. They also provide compression so that your ligaments stay aligned as you fall. According to an article found in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, wrist guards significantly lower your odds of getting hurt while snowboarding.
There’s nothing as bad for an athlete as being out for a season due to injury. Check out our snowboarding wrist braces today!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a form of wrist pain that especially affects individuals who perform tasks that involve repetitive motion of the wrist. Last week we posted about how to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, which recommended wearing carpal tunnel wrist support braces. We wanted to recommend our top wrist braces for use with carpal tunnel (also commonly misspelled as wrist braces for carpel tunnel).
- Aircast A2 Wrist Brace – The Aircast A2 has adjustable straps that makes the wrist brace easy to put on and allows you to personalize the fit. It provides support while allowing full use of the fingers.
- DonJoy ComfortFORM Wrist Support – The DonJoy ComfortFORM Wrist Brace fits around your wrist and hand snug and tight, providing all around support. It’s lightweight and perfect for everyday use.
- DonJoy ComfortFORM Wrist & Thumb Support – The DonJoy ComfortFORM Wrist & Thumb Brace includes the benefits of the above wrist brace with added support for the thumb, making it a great dual thumb wrist brace. It not only supports the wrist and hand, but it also helps you control thumb movement.
Carpal tunnel can cause you to have pain, numbness or even burning sensations in the thumb and fingers. Wearing wrist braces for carpal tunnel can make all the difference in your every day pain, so check these out today!