Best Wrist Supports for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 2021

Tuesday, 16 March 2021  |  Eugene

When suffering from the debilitating pain and discomfort caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), finding the correct wrist support can be paramount to ensuring comforting relief and recovery. With such a vast array of wrist supports available, finding the right one for you may seem like a daunting process, but here at WristSupports.co.uk we've had our experts examine our vast range to come up with a short list of the Best Wrist Supports for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

One of the most common forms of repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is undue pressure placed on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel region of your wrist. Causing tingling, numbness and pain, it usually occurs as a result of keeping your wrist in one position for too long, as can happen when you type with your keyboard in a non-optimal position or with an unsupported wrist. The best treatment comes in the form of splinting, which is why all of our carpal tunnel braces are designed to keep your wrist in a neutral position to allow healing to take place.

Read on to see a list of the very best carpal tunnel braces hand-picked by the product experts at WristSupports.co.uk.


Best All-Round Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support

Actimove Everyday Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support

Actimove Everyday Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support

Why We Love It...

Comfortable enough to use through all your daily tasks
 Relieves pain with gentle compression and restricted wrist-bending
 Open design allows most movements while preventing painful ones
✔ Cool and comfortable with latex- and neoprene-free materials 

Not the Best For...

 Those requiring compression over the hand and knuckles
 Severe arthritis and carpal tunnel requiring more immobilisation

 

Editor's Verdict: Carpal tunnel syndrome is most often associated with the common movements you make in your everyday life, so a brace that lets you get on with your tasks with as little restriction as possible is ideal. The Actimove Everyday Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support is designed as just that, and provides just enough immobilisation to prevent pain and let the area heal. It leaves your fingers open and is made with cooling irritation-free materials to make it ideal for all-day wear.


Best Keyboard Wrist Support for Carpal Tunnel

Bodymedics Basic Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Bodymedics Basic Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Why We Love It...

✔ Keeps the wrist in an ideal position to allow typing
 Prevents forward bending with aluminium palmar bar
✔ Metal stay can be moulded to suit your typing preference
 Comfortable elastic material keeps it comfortable through the work day

Not the Best For...

 Use during the hottest summer days
 Use during intense sports and exercise

 

Editor's Verdict: We're commonly asked what the best wrist brace is for typing, and any support that allows the fingers free without sacrificing movement like the Bodymedics Basic Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a great choice. An affordable no-nonsense wrist brace, it includes a mouldable palmar stay that can be contoured to your wrist, allowing it to stay in a comfortable position for long hours spent at the keyboard, which is where so many of us experience carpal tunnel flare-ups.


Best Sports Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel

Donjoy Universal Wrist-O-Prene for RSI

Donjoy Universal Wrist-O-Prene For RSI

Why We Love It...

 Breathable materials and stay-put design for comfort during exercise
 Mild compression reduces pain and aids recovery after sports
Wraparound design allows for easy application and adjustment
 Aluminium stay contours to your wrist for maximum comfort

Not the Best For...

 Those with allergies to neoprene
 People with especially small wrists

 

Editor's Verdict: While typing or other types of sedentary work are the most common cause of repetitive strain injuries (RSI) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, racquet and other wrist-heavy sports are also a hazard. The Donjoy Universal Wrist-O-Prene for RSI is perfectly suited to support carpal tunnel during sports, as it's designed to prevent awkward motions, stay put without shifting, and stay comfortable in the heat. Whether recovering from or preventing injury, it's an ideal option.


Best Wrist Support for Severe Carpal Tunnel

Ossur Form Fit Wrist Brace

Ossur Form Fit Wrist Brace

Why We Love It...

Firmly immobilises the wrist to eliminate painful movements
 Moulded design provide ideal support along the length of the wrist
Leaves fingers and thumbs free to complete daily tasks
 Ideal for use when needed for acute strains and flare-ups

Not the Best For...

 Those with mild carpal tunnel syndrome looking for slight immobilisation
 Anyone who may be sensitive to Lycra on the skin

 

Editor's Verdict: When carpal tunnel pain is persistent and impossible to avoid, more support will be needed to keep your wrist in a healthy position to allow healing to take place. The Ossur Form Fit Wrist Brace is an ideal choice if other wrist braces don't provide enough support to the wrist, or if your carpal tunnel pain is severe on a daily basis. It still allows full use of your fingers, so you won't have to sacrifice productivity for pain relief.


Most Affordable Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support

ProCare Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Support

Rehband Basic Wrist Support for Tendonitis

Why It's Great for Tennis...

Provides good stabilisation at a very affordable price
 Contoured elastic around the wrist comfortably compresses to reduce pain
 Velcro contact closures allow for custom adjustments
 Pre-formed aluminium stay prevents unwanted bending

Not the Best For...

 Those looking for a more breathable support for sports
 Use during extended hours every day

 

Editor's Verdict: For those with mild carpal tunnel pain, a no-frills support that gets the job done may be all that's needed for relief here and there. The ProCare Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Support is just the solution, providing all the immobilisation you need for short-term relief from carpal tunnel symptoms. Comfortable and practical, this wrist brace is a suitable choice for those who suffer infrequent flare-ups of carpal tunnel syndrome.


After an extensive review of all of the braces available at WristSupports.co.uk, our product experts are confident that the list above represents the best support for carpal tunnel syndrome available. We should reiterate that it's important to consider your daily life and specific needs when choosing your support, as the materials used, level of restriction and overall design of each brace will feel and perform slightly differently in different situations. If you'd like all of the wrist supports for carpal tunnel syndrome that we have available, feel free to browse by clicking the link below.

 

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