Wrist braces are constructed out of fabric that wraps around the wrists. At times they also wrap around the thumb to aide in support of the wrist and help prevent injury to the wrist. The wrist brace can also aide in healing from a prior injury. Some braces have a splint, a solid piece of aluminum that offers more support that can be removed from the brace. There are several types of braces available.
Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace is recommended for anyone with symptoms of carpal tunnel and diagnosed with the condition. This brace should be used if you do things which requires you to constantly use wrist and finger motions. Even if you do not have carpal tunnel, the brace can aide in the prevention of nerve damage. It is also a good brace for those with arthritis.
Standard Wrist Brace aides in guarding your wrists from any injuries in sports or laborious activities. The brace confines movements of your wrist and hand. The brace is usually constructed with aluminum splints that you can remove if you wish your wrist and hand to have more freedom and relief.
Sport Wrist Brace is constructed out of very soft material so it offers very little support and protection to the wrist. A three millimeter Velcro securing method is used, giving a person the ability to adjust the brace with the brace remaining flexible. This type of brace is used in the sports like cycling, tennis, boxing and badminton.