Best Supports for Instability of the CMC-1 Joint

21 August 2017

When suffering from instability of the CMC-1 joint, it is important to support the thumb with a suitable wrist support or brace. Not only can this encourage a quickened rate of recovery, but it will also help to prevent any further damage to the thumb while it heals.

With a range of supports available both for mild conditions and for use following surgery, it may seem daunting when it comes to finding the right one for your individual requirements. To make this process easier for you, we've highlighted five of the best wrist supports for treating instability of the CMC-1 joint.

Do I Have Instability of the CMC-1 Joint?

While seeking diagnosis from a medical professional is always advised before undergoing any self-administered treatments, there are certain signs and symptoms that may help you to identify whether or not CMC-1 joint instability is the likely condition.

When the ligaments surrounding the first carpometacarpal (CMC-1) joint, which is also known as the trapeziometacarpal (TCM) joint), become damaged, dexterity falters. It can become painful, or even impossible, to grab or pinch, thus reducing the normal functionality of the hand. If you are struggling to perform routine tasks with reduced thumb mobility, you may be suffering from instability of the CMC-1 joint. If you wish to learn more about the condition, follow the button below.

Finding the Right Wrist Support

Once you have received a diagnosis, you can begin seeking the most suitable wrist support for your condition. Whether utilising the benefits of a support to ease the effects of mild CMC-1 joint instability, or to encourage healing during post-operative rehabilitation, there are a wide range of supports that can expertly cater to your needs. Below you will find just five of the wrist supports that can help you on your way to recovery.

Push Ortho CMC Thumb Brace For CMC Osteoarthritis

Push Ortho CMC Thumb BraceIf you are looking for optimal support, then the Push Ortho CMC Thumb Brace For CMC Osteoarthritis is ideal for simultaneously providing pain relief and encouraging healing. It offers effective long-term immobilisation, preventing the thumb from bending in any uncomfortable or unnatural positions to protect it from suffering further damage while it mends.

Made of antimicrobial material, this thumb brace reduces pain significantly while maintaining the utmost hygiene, preventing sweating and chafing which can cause infection. Machine washable and quick to dry, this design offers convenience for anyone needing support and provides healthcare professionals with easy to use, versatile braces for patients.

Pro-Rheuma Thumb Spica

Pro-Rheuma Thumb SpicaFollowing surgery or when the joint is already healing, compression to aid recovery can be provided by the Pro-Rheuma Thumb Spica. This high level of compression can quicken the rate of recovery to help restore your former dexterity, while also offering pain relief with a breathable and supportive design.

The thumb stay stabilises the CMC and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints to further reduce pain, and with the soft microfleece lining the brace can be comfortably worn throughout the day for ongoing support and respite. As it is easy to apply with a simple hook-and-loop closure design, it can be worn instantly so that it can provide pain relief and healing as quickly as possible.

Donjoy ErgoForm Thumb Splint

Donjoy ErgoForm Thumb SplintPost-operative rehabilitation can often be a lengthy process, and during this time it is important that your wrist brace can provide ongoing support. With the Donjoy Ergoform Thumb Splint , the 'Ozone' fabric remains comfortable and breathable during extended periods of wear, ensuring that you can receive the support you need without compromise to the quality of rest and healing required during rehabilitation.

The inner lining is made from soft jersey and features a 100% latex-free design, making it ideal for people with skin sensitivity and allergies. Bilateral to allow for use on the left and right hand, this splint can be reused whenever needed, or used on patients in medical facilities for a wide range of use. 

Bauerfeind Rhizoloc Thumb Support

Bauerfeind Rhizoloc Thumb SupportWhen undergoing rehabilitation, ensuring that the thumb is correctly positioned is paramount to aiding a successful recovery. The Bauerfeind Rhizoloc Thumb Support ensures that the thumb is correctly aligned and stabilised, while also protecting it from any incidental knocks or further injury while the joint improves.

Not only does the thumb support provide optimal stabilisation, it also helps to speed up the recovery time. It can be adjusted to offer ideal restriction of mobility, and the breathable material prevents the skin from becoming itchy. As the thumb support can adapt to a range of situations and conditions, it is ideal for providing positioning and stabilisation.


Jura Long Wrist Thumb Brace

Jura Long Wrist Thumb BraceWearing a wrist support for any length of time may feel cumbersome if it does not adapt to your lifestyle. With the Jura Long Wrist Thumb Brace, however, it offers flexibility and skin conformity for optimal dexterity and fit. The dual compression elastic of the two-piece design provides enhanced support, while the longitudinal seams conform to the wrist, hand, and forearm for a perfect fit.

For effective thumb support, the brace includes a thumb stay to help stabilise the joint during rehabilitation. This stay can also be adjusted to the required degree of abduction to provide a more customised level of support. If flexibility and conformity are at the top of your priorities when selecting the best wrist support for your CMC-1 instability, the Jura Long Wrist Thumb Brace will do the job.

These are just some of the wrist supports and braces that can help you treat your CMC-1 joint instability and help you on your way to recovery during post-operative rehabilitation. To view our full range of wrist supports for instability of the CMC-1 joint, follow the button below.


Do you have a question to ask or something to add? Why not leave us a comment below or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Call us now: 020 7501 0590 Mon - Fri / 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wrist Supports
0 items - £0.00View Basket


on orders of £40 and over.


Read our reviews.


with our 30 day returns policy.