Best Wrist Braces & Supports
Wrist pain is a symptom of several types of injuries, such as sprains, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis. Wrist support with braces is recommended to reduce inflammation and allow the tissues time to heal.
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Best Wrist Braces & Supports:
- Core® Bilateral Cock-Up Wrist Brace With Removable Palmer Spoon
- Swede-O Universal Wrist Wrap
- Scott Specialities 6-inch Canvas Cock-Up Wrist Splint
- Core® Reflex Wrist Support
- Core® Elastic Wrist Braces With Removable Metal Splint
- Core® Universal Elastic Wrist Band With Thumb Loop
- Scott Specialties Deluxe Cock-Up Wrist Splint & Support Brace
- Comfort Cool® Wrist Brace
For a more detailed view, below is our wrist brace buyers guide.
How Wrist Braces Help With Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome describes an inflammation around the nerve that travels from your wrist into your hand. The reason that you experience cramping, tingling, numbness, and other sensations with carpal tunnel syndrome is that the inflamed tissues place pressure on the nerve. A wrist support stabilizes your wrist and protects against further damage to the nerve until the inflammation subsides.
Other Conditions That Are Treated With Wrist Braces
Tendonitis is another soft tissue injury that is treated with a wrist brace. The device keeps you from moving your wrist in a way that would otherwise worsen the inflammation. Wearing a wrist support or splint also reduces the pain you experience with these types of injuries.
How to Choose the Right Type of Wrist Brace
Your physician or physical therapist will recommend the type of brace for your soft tissue wrist injuries. Some features to look for are:
- Adjustable straps to ensure a proper fit
- Splint, if recommended
- Palmer spoon, if recommended
- Wrist position when wearing the brace
- Mobility and range of motion, as recommended
- Durability based on when you will wear the brace
- Comfort, such as breathable materials
Best Ambidextrous Splint: Core® Bilateral Cock-Up Wrist Brace With Removable Palmer Spoon
The Core® Bilateral Cock-Up Wrist Brace with Removal Palmer Spoons is recommended for mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, tendonitis, and other soft tissue wrist injuries. The brace is designed to be comfortable to wear while providing the compression that is needed to promote proper healing of your wrist. The palmer spoon helps to hold the hand at the recommended angle for keeping the carpal tunnel of the wrist open and alleviate pressure on the nerve. It can be worn on the left or right hand, and the breathable materials keep your hand comfortable.
Shop for your Core® Bilateral Cock-Up Wrist Brace with Removable Palmer Spoon today.
Best Wrap: Swede-O Universal Wrist Wrap
The Universal Wrist Wrap is a great option if you have a history of wrist injuries and need to give your wrist additional support. It is designed to provide full range of motion when you are active and is recommended for people who have repetitive strain injuries or engage in sports that increase the risk for these types of injuries. The wrap can be worn on either hand, and the hook and loop closure ensures a proper and comfortable fit.
If you suffer from repetitive strain injuries or are at higher risk, shop for your Universal Wrist Wrap today.
Best for Working: Scott Specialities 6-inch Canvas Cock-Up Wrist Splint
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries, and other soft tissue wrist injuries, the 6-inch Canvas Cock-Up Wrist Splint keeps your wrist in the proper position for healing. The outer canvas layer is designed with steel braces and a removable palmer spoon. The splint comes with a stockinette that fits under the splint to protect your skin from chafing and keep your skin cool and dry. Your fingers and thumb are free to move as needed while your wrist is immobilized. You can buy this splint for the left or right hand in small, medium, large, and extra large based on the width of your palm.
Shop for your 6” Canvas Cock-Up Wrist Splint today.
Best for Typing: Core® Reflex Wrist Support
If you recently had surgery or other treatment for carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and other soft tissue injuries to the wrist, healing requires some range of motion in the wrist area with moderation. The Reflex Support Wrist Support reduces discomfort while you partake of activities and allows you to reverse muscle atrophy by providing limited mobility of your wrist. The brace will prevent you from move the wrist to the point of re-injury. The thumb and wrist sections are adjustable for a proper and comfortable fit. Durable plastic pads replace metal stays that are used in more rigid braces.
Get your Reflex Wrist Support today.
Most Versatile: Core® Elastic Wrist Braces With Removable Metal Splint
Elastic compression reduces inflammation around damaged soft tissues of the wrist, and you may need the additional support of a metal brace just after your injury. Elastic Wrist Braces with Removal Metal Splint provide both types of therapeutic support so you do not have to buy two different wrist supports as you heal. These types of wrist supports are recommended after surgery for carpal tunnel or tendonitis, as well as for sprains and strains. You can adjust the elastic according to how much compression is needed on the tissues. Elastic Wrist Braces with Removable Metal Splint are designed to fit the left or right hand, and sizing is based on the width of your palm.
Shop for your Elastic Wrist Braces with Removal Metal Splint today.
Best Budget: Core® Universal Elastic Wrist Band With Thumb Loop
If you need only minor support for carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, and other soft tissue wrist injuries, the Universal Elastic Wrist Band with Thumb Loop is an excellent option. The hook-and-loop band fits comfortably around your wrist at the base of the palm. The thumb loop keeps your hand in the proper position as you work and exercise. It also helps to hold the wrap in place as you tighten the wrist band.
Get the Universal Elastic Wrist Band with Thumb Loop today.
Best for Sleeping: Scott Specialties Deluxe Cock-Up Wrist Splint & Support Brace
If comfort and fit are high priorities for you because you will wear your wrist brace for most of the day, the Deluxe Cock-Up Wrist Splint & Support Brace is an ideal option. The outer suede vinyl is durable for your daily activities at work, home, and the gym. Inside the brace is a combination of cozy felt and stockinette for perfect comfort, breathability, and moisture wicking. Braces in the palm and sides are removable so you can change the amount of support based on your changing needs as your wrist heals. The Deluxe Cock-Up Wrist Splint & Support Brace features hook-and-loop closure around the wrist for proper sizing, stability, and compression. You can choose a brace for the left or right hand, and sizing is based on the circumference of your wrist.
Shop for your Deluxe Cock-Up Wrist Splint & Support Brace today.
Most Comfortable: Comfort Cool® Wrist Brace
Lightweight comfort ensures that you wear your wrist brace as recommended by your doctor or physical therapist. The Comfort Cool® Wrist Brace is both comfortable and adaptable to any environment. It is designed to stabilize the wrist to treat acute soft tissue injuries, such as tendonitis, sprains, and carpal tunnel syndrome, and it is also used after surgery on the wrist and thumb. Your skin stays dry and cool thanks to the inner terry lining and flexible neoprene construction. A D-ring is sewn into the brace to help you put it on and take it off without help. A hook-and-loop closure ensures proper fit and compression. Three stays keep your wrist in the proper position while allowing you to use your fingers and thumb. The stays can be removed, and the stay on the palm side of the brace is pre-bent to ensure that your wrist is at the proper angle. The Comfort Cool® Wrist Brace is designed to fit the left or right hand, and sizing is based on the circumference of your wrist.
Get your Comfort Cool® Wrist Brace today.