Best Supports for a Sprained Wrist

23 August 2017  |  Eugene

Wrist injuries can happen at any point in our lives, as the wrist is put under more pressure than almost any other part of our body. All day long, simple tasks such as opening doors, shaking hands, writing and cooking all require our wrists to be in top shape, ready to respond to the next challenge. This importance hasn't been lost on us at, as we've dedicated ourselves to keeping your wrists healthy, and helping you out when your wrist needs a break. 

One of the most common and complex injuries to the wrist, the wrist sprain, can be extremely debilitating if not treated correctly. We've compiled a list of some of our favourite supports for a Sprained Wrist, along with some helpful facts on each to help you compare and contrast them. Read on and learn about your wrist, and what we can do to help it out.

What Is a Sprained Wrist?

Before we show you our Best Supports for a Sprained Wrist, we'll lay out the basics of the condition. A sprain is one of the most common wrist injuries resulting from sports and our daily lives, but it is also one of the most highly misdiagnosed ones. Bruises, breaks and sprains can all share common symptoms, but their impacts on our wrists are very different.

Simply put, a sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the strong bands of connective tissue that connect one bone to another, allowing us to carry out fine controlled movements with our hands and wrists. There are many ligaments that can become strained or torn, resulting in a range of severity of pain and localised restrictions of movement.

From mild to severe, wrist sprains are graded depending on the degree of injury to the ligaments. The three categories of sprain are as follows:

  • Grade 1: This most minor category of sprain occurs when ligaments are stretched, without becoming torn. This sprain will usually result in pain, without much interruption of actual wrist function.

  • Grade 2: This moderate level of sprain occurs when ligaments are partially torn, while not entirely. These sprains may result in some loss of function to the hand.

  • Grade 3: These sprains are severe, and occur when the ligament is completely torn. These injuries can be significant, and can often require professional medical care and even surgery.

In some cases, severe Grade 3 sprains may cause a small chip of bone to tear away with the ligament. This phenomenon is called an avulsion fracture. If you'd like to learn more about sprained wrists, along with their symptoms, causes and treatments, click the link below.

Best Wrist Supports for Sprained Wrist

Here at, we stock a range of wrist supports, splints and braces to help battle your Sprained Wrist. These should ideally be combined with wrist elevation, icing and the administration of anti-inflammatory drugs to give you the best chance of a speedy and healthy recovery.

We've taken the liberty of selecting some of our favourite Wrist Supports for Sprained Wrist, which we'll lay out for you below.

Ossur Form Fit Wrist Brace

Ossur Form Fit Wrist BraceWhen you're dealing with a Sprained Wrist, especially one in its early stages of recovery, immobilisation of the wrist is key. The Ossur Form Fit Wrist Brace is designed for this purpose, keeping the wrist in place so that your tendons and ligaments can rest. It is also great for the treatment of other conditions that may arise due to your sprain, such as a soft tissue injury or tendonitis.

This Brace can both relieve pain and shorten your recovery time by providing structural support to the affected area. Its 3D form fit moulding technology ensures comfort and a proper fit, and the design is customisable for personalised support. It features varied padding in different areas, and is considered an exceptionally reliable support for those who require robust wrist immobilisation.

Aircast A2 Wrist Brace

Aircast a2 wrist brace for a Sprained WristSince every Sprained Wrist is different, it's important to be able to provide adjustable support based on how much you need. This makes the Aircast A2 Wrist Brace perfect for those who may experience intermittent swelling or pain, as the brace can be tightened at will to deal with different symptoms. It is designed to stabilise and control the wrist, preventing any movements that may cause your condition to worsen.

Since this Wrist Brace may be worn during your daily activities, it's made to be as comfortable as possible. With lightweight nylon foam and a contoured shape, this Brace provides comfort without compromising on the level of support it supplies exactly where you need it. With adjustable support and removable stabilisers, this support is suitable to provide relief through your entire recovery process.

BioSkin Boomerang Thumb Support

Bioskin Boomerang Wrist Support Sprained WristsWhile the previous two supports focus heavily on immobilisation and stabilisation of the sprained area, this support is perfect for those who require compression to relieve swelling and pain. The BioSkin Boomerang Wrist Support is designed to stay firmly in place all day long, applying compression and contoured support exactly where you need it, with no slipping.

It is made from patented BioSkin 2S material, making it lightweight, and also breathable enough to stay comfortable through everything you get up to. Its intuitively contoured design stretches in all directions, ensuring it will stay comfortable on your skin with even and reliable compression. Supplied in one universal side to fit either hand, this Support is as versatile as it is effective.

Donjoy Universal Wrist-O-Prene

Donjoy Universal Wrist-o-preneWhen you've reached the final stages of your recovery, you should begin to test your wrist and thumb throughout a larger range of motion, without giving up your support entirely. The Donjoy Universal Wrist-O-Prene is designed for this purpose, supporting your wrist with contoured stability and compression.

This wrist brace is much less rigid than the others in this list, allowing you to go about your day and participate in your favourite activities without much restriction. Since it is a wraparound support, you can adjust the compression to your liking depending on your level of recovery. This puts you in control of your own healing, because nobody knows your body better than you.


For further information about these Wrist Supports for Sprained Wrists, or to view our entire range of braces, supports and splints for all stages of recovery, click the yellow button below.


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