Best Supports for Tendonitis
Thursday, 24 August 2017 | Admin
Wrist tendonitis is something that affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. It is an overuse condition that occurs due to repetitive strain or friction of the tendon. In short, it isn't very nice, and it can often get in the way of performing your day-to-day tasks or staying productive while playing sports. We want to look out for you here at Wrist Supports, so we have compiled a list of some of the best wrist braces for tendonitis.
What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis of the wrist, also known as tenosynovitis, is a condition that is identified as inflammation of the tendons around the wrist joint. It often occurs where the tendons cross each other or pass over a bony prominence, causing irritation and swelling. With the hand and wrist being some of the most complex parts of the body, it is not uncommon for many people to experience tendonitis in that area, particularly if you participate regularly in sports.
Combating Tendonitis at Wrist Supports
Here at Wrist Supports, we know how hindering tendonitis can be in an area used as often as the wrist. Other than medication and ice therapy, wearing a splint or a wrist brace is the best way to recover from and combat tendonitis, so we've put together a small guide to some of the best supports for beating wrist tendonitis.
Rehband Core Wrist Support
If you're regularly out on the field or on the court, you're probably familiar with the pain that can result from muscle overuse. Overextention and swelling of the wrist can negatively affect your training by limiting your dexterity and performance, which is why the Rehband Core Wrist Support has been designed to combat this by stabilising and supporting the area.
The neoprene construction of the Core Wrist Support warms the area to encourage blood flow, and, in turn, promote healing. This support is great to wear during game play as it eliminates the pain commonly associated with swelling and muscle overuse by providing excellent injury prevention.
Procool D-Ring Wrist Splint
Choosing a wrist support that is comfortable for you to wear is vital, especially if you have to wear it for long periods of time during recovery. The Procool D-Ring Wrist Splint is available in two verisions, Standard and Firm, to ensure that you have the support you need while staying comfortable.
The Procool Splint is a low-profile support with a circumferential slip-on design, and features a D-ring fastening system to allow the user to apply it with one hand. It features an aluminium palmar bar that can be adjusted or removed for more tailored support, and the dorsal stockinette lining helps cushion the strap closures so that you remain comfortable at all times.
Thuasne Ligaflex Classic Open Wrist Support
When suffering from tendonitis, even the simplest task like putting on a wrist support can exacerbate the pain and irritation. The Thuasne Ligaflex Classic Open Wrist Support fully opens up for easy fitting and removal, making it ideal for post-traumatic situation or where swelling is present.
This Open Wrist Support has an ambidextrous design that allows you to wear it on either wrist, and is available in two sizes so that you can find the perfect fit. With its adjustable design, the brace can open fully to accommodate any swelling. It is also x-ray friendly, as the stay in the palm region is radio translucent, meaning that you can remain comfortable even when you are getting a check-up.
Dynamix Reversible Loop Wrist Wrap
With wraps, braces and supports that are designed to be worn all day long, comfort need to come first. The Dynamix Reversible Loop Wrist Wrap is made from a multi-filament material that enables precise contouring to mould to the shape of your wrist, ensuring a perfect fit.
The Dynamix Wrist Wrap is great for more minor injuries where swelling is still present. It is designed for long-term wear, meaning that it is also suitable to sleep in to further help reduce aches and pains in the wrist. To ensure even more comfort, the wrap also features reversible construction elastic straps and contour adjustments.
Pro-Rheuma Wrist Thumb Brace
When it comes to tendonitis of the wrist or thumb, an effective support is vital in reducing pain and aiding recovery. However, it is also important to keep your hand as comfortable and mobile as possible, and the Pro-Rheuma Wrist Thumb Brace does just that.
The Wrist Thumb Brace features a palmar support that can be heat moulded by a medical professional for tailored support, and is covered by a breathable, high compression material that offers excellent comfort and support. It is an innovative wrist and thumb brace that provides great protection, and its slip-on design makes it easy to put on without exacerbating any injuries.
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