Collection: Wrist Splint

What is a wrist splint?

Thermoplastic wrist splints have a rigid structural core that prevents you from moving your wrist. A good wrist splint will apply gentle pressure without inhibiting wrist movement. It keeps the wrist in a neutral or resting position. This neutral position minimizes stress and stress on joints and tissues. A splint is usually used when someone has a broken or broken or sprained wrist.

When do you wear a wrist splint?

Splints, braces, and supports are designed to reduce the risk of injury that may be aggravated by using a joint or limb. A shapeable wrist splint that helps muscles rest, protects joints, and prevents compression of tissues such as nerves.

Everyday activities such as sports, work, and video games can cause wrist pain, especially activities that are performed or repeated for long periods of time. Wearing a wrist brace and custom wrist splint may provide you with the support you need to relieve wrist pain during your daily activities and routines.

Common uses:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • hand joint pain
  • muscle and joint pain
  • DeQueven syndrome
  • wrist pain
  • Numbness in the hand

Top reasons to use a medical-grade wrist splint

1. Treatment of repetitive motion injuries

Repetitive motion injuries are injuries that occur as a result of injuries that develop over time, such as the carpal tunnel. Common activities that cause repetitive motion injuries include:

  • typing on the keyboard
  • Using a computer mouse or game controller
  • stocking store shelves
  • Using the same tools over and over
  • play some instruments
  • work on the assembly line

When you do these activities every day, they damage muscles, tendons, and nerves. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, stiffness, or weakness. When used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, a wrist splint provides the support the injured area needs to allow time for healing.

2. Stabilize the fracture

A wrist splint can also be used in place of or after a cast when a bone in the wrist or hand is broken. The splint provides the stability needed for the bone to fully heal while allowing the wearer to remove the splint for bathing. A wrist splint may be more comfortable than a cast when a splint is the appropriate treatment option. These splints tend to be stronger than the types used for repetitive motion injuries to ensure that the bone stays in place as it heals.

3. Allow enough time for healing

Soft tissue injuries are injuries involving muscles, tendons, and ligaments that can occur during falls or repetitive motion. These injuries can take a long time to heal, which can be frustrating as you deal with them. When soft tissue injuries involve the wrist and hand, a wrist splint can aid the healing process by keeping the injured area stable throughout the recovery process. In some cases, we may recommend that you wear a splint during the activity that caused the injury. A splint is also helpful at night, preventing the injured area from moving while you sleep.

4. Protect wrists and hands during repetitive tasks

In some cases, you can prevent repetitive motion injuries by providing proper support for the wrist and hand while performing the activity. In these cases, we may recommend a wrist strap instead of a splint. Braces tend to be softer and more comfortable, and they are a good option if you plan to wear them long-term as part of a prevention program. Braces still provide adequate support so you can perform your tasks with less risk of soft tissue damage over time. If you've hurt your wrist in the past, this support can help you avoid hurting your joint again.

5. Provide support during athletic training

Just like someone who is on a shelf or using a computer all day every day, athletes know that proper support can also prevent them from getting injured during activities. A wrist rest ensures that you maintain proper posture during exercise while preventing hyperextension or overexertion of your joints, which can lead to injury over time. These sturdy elastic braces are more flexible than standard wrist splints but provide the necessary support to keep joints healthy throughout workouts and competitions.