Brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain and other symptoms in the hand. It is caused by pressure on a nerve in the wrist. Normally, the pressure within the Carpal Tunnel is less than 10mmHg, but in patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, this pressure rises to above 30mmHg due to swelling. During wrist movements the pressure in the Carpal Tunnel can rise to over 90mmHg. Increased pressure leads to increased symptoms, such as burning pain, tingling and numbness. Managing and curing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Research has shown that using a wrist brace to prevent wrist movement is effective in relieving Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in over 80% of patients. A removable wrist splint (brace) is often advised as a first active treatment. The aim of the splint (brace) is to keep the wrist at a neutral angle without applying any force over the carpal tunnel so as to rest the nerve. This may cure the problem if used for a few weeks. For example, in one research trial comparing splinting with surgery, about 1 in 3 people treated with a splint were satisfied with the relief of symptoms it gave. The Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace Wrist Support is a basic wrist support with a supportive splint and Velcro strap to keep the wrist in a neutral position. This relieves the pressure in the Carpal Tunnel and provides relief from symptoms. What size is it? One size fits all. Adjustable wrist tabs and wraparound strap gives a perfect fit and directs compression around the wrist How it works: Neoprene: Neoprene support warms the affected area and so creates greater flexibility in muscles, tendons and ligaments. Warming the affected area will relieve pain, swelling and stiffness. It also provides firm support without restricting movement. Medicare Sport Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace has a soft neoprene blend, the ultimate material for compression and heat retention, which helps improve blood circulation. This combination provides a therapeutic treatment to muscle and joint pain or injury. COOLMAX: The Wrist Brace from Medicare Sport is lined with COOLMAX fabric which works by moving moisture away from your body, keeping you cool and comfortable. AIRPRENE: The Support has an Airprene blend, which keeps skin dry, retains body heat and is suitable for all-day wear.
Warms the affected area to relieve symptoms Can be used on right or left hand