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Wrist Supports and Wrist Braces

A good wrist support can prove vital whether you're catching a ball or saving a goal. Get both support and protection for an existing injury with a wrist brace that comes with a removable splint to make sliding it on and off, easy. Be ready for anything with Firstaid4sport's range of essential first aid kits.

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Wrist support vs wrist brace - what’s the difference?

When choosing a wrist brace or wrist support, it's important that you choose one that is tailored to your needs, whether it's a sprain, tendonitis, arthritis or a fracture.  A wrist support is lightweight with flexibility which is great for keeping on the move.  Whereas a wrist brace has a more structured design with splints and adjustable straps in order to apply the desired level of compression.

Common wrist injuries that would require a wrist support or wrist brace:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) - This is caused by pressure on the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel which is located at the top of the wrist.  Symptoms include tingling, pain and numbness in your hands and fingers. For this type of injury, we recommend a wrist brace.

RSI/Tendonitis - As there are many tendons that run from the elbow to the hand, it's quite common to become injured due to overuse.  Symptoms of RSI or Tendonitis include swelling, inflammation and a dull pain. This usually resolves after a few weeks, however, in the meantime we recommend using a wrist support for added compression and pain relief.

Arthritis - Another common ailment for the wrists is Arthritis.  This happens when the cartilage wears away so becomes uneven as opposed to being smooth.  It can cause extreme pain, swelling and stiffness to the area. Depending on the severity we recommend using a wrist support or wrist brace to help with the symptoms.

Further wrist pain relief:

For instant pain relief, take a look at our extensive range of hot and cold therapies including heat spray, freeze spray and ice packs.