Anyone who spends a lot of time on a keyboard or laptop can feel the pain of carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in your wrist becomes irritated, usually through repetitive motion. That nerve passes through a space in your wrist with other tendons. That space is called the carpal tunnel. Once that nerve is irritated it can lead to pain in your hands and fingers and loss of strength in your hand.
There are surgeries and other costly treatments, but there are also braces that can help relieve the pain for a lot less. Here’s now to pick the best one.
- Day or night? Choose one that fits your lifestyle. Day braces can support your fingers and wrist without restricting your movements. While other braces can immobilize your wrist completely. Obviously that’s not the ideal brace if you still need to use your hands. Night braces can be the best option if you frequently wake up with pain in your wrist or fingers.
- Pick your materials. You’ll want a night brace that’s made of a lightweight material. This will let you keep your hand and wrist cool and comfortable at night while not feeling like you have a cast on your arm.
- Make sure it fits. The idea behind a brace to treat carpal tunnel is to increase blood flow and give your hand and fingers a break. You want to make sure the brace is comfortable to wear, doesn’t cut off circulation, but also provides enough support to be effective.
Mueller makes carpal tunnel braces that are lightweight, comfortable and easy to fit yourself. The splints are extra long with extra padding for added comfort. For more information about our carpal tunnel braces,contact Mueller today.