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22 January 2024

What Is MCP Joint Arthritis?

Arthritis can develop numerous parts of the body, and MCP joint arthritis specifically targets the knuckle bones where the fingers meet the hands. These knuckle bones are medically known as the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints, and can become inflamed as a result of arthritis. Read on to find out more about the condition, how to spot the symptoms, and what treatments are available.

2 Comments18 January 2024

Best Wrist and Thumb Supports of 2024

Different thumb and wrist conditions require varying levels of support and compression. Take a look at our article on the Best Wrist Supports to discover the most effective support available for treating your condition.

17 May 2022  |  Eugene

Impact of Tennis on the Wrist

Wrist injuries are common in tennis due to the high impact involved in the sport. The wrist is put under immense pressure, and must be fully mobile and easily manipulated to maintain a high level of performance. Learn how to avoid, treat and rehabilitate wrist injuries with our Tennis Infographic!

29 August 2017

What are Scaphoid Fractures?

Unlike certain wrist injuries, scaphoid fractures are common for people of all ages and can occur during virtually any activity. While not particularly dangerous, this type of fracture is sometimes difficult to recognise and treat properly, which can lead to further complications and even surgery. Here at WristSupports.co.uk, we have prepared a short guide that will help you recognise a scaphoid fracture in time and find the right treatment for your condition.

25 August 2017

How to Avoid Wrist Pain During Yoga

Yoga can be very tough on the wrists when not practiced correctly. Here at Wrist Supports, we've assembled a guide to keeping your wrist protected during yoga, including information about protecting your wrist and supports that you might want to use.

25 August 2017

What Is Thumb Saddle Joint Irritation?

Our thumbs are essential for allowing us to perform so many of our daily tasks. When they become damaged or injured, this can not only be painful but also hindering to our quality of life. One such condition that can affect the thumbs is thumb saddle joint irritation. Learn all about the condition and treatment options at WristSupports.co.uk.

25 August 2017

Can I Exercise with an Injured Wrist?

If you're passionate about your body's health but you've sustained an injury to the wrist, this can feel like a major blow not only to your physical health but also to your mental wellbeing. After all your hard work and training, the prospect of being out of play until your wrist heals can be difficult to deal with. But all hope is not lost; it's possible that you can continue exercising so long as you do this sensibly! Read on to find out more.

25 August 2017

Can I Shower with a Cast On?

When you've broken your arm or sprained your wrist, you may find yourself needing a cast to protect your limb while it heals. This can be cumbersome, a barrier to many of your routine activities; however, it's important that such essential activities as showering or bathing are not forgotten about. Read on to find out how you can get washed while wearing a cast.

24 August 2017

What is Thumb Basal Joint Irritation?

The basal joint is at the base of the thumb, allowing it to move freely as you type, grip and hold things. Because of its design, it is particularly prone to irritation when overused through the wear and tear of daily life, and is even prone to developing arthritis. We at Wrist Supports thought we would put together a handy guide to understanding thumb basal joint irritation and how you can prevent it. Read on to find out more.

24 August 2017  |  Eugene

What is Chronic Wrist Irritation?

There is a vast array of wrist conditions that can cause chronic irritation, so narrowing down your discomfort to a specific problem can be difficult. We've compiled a list of some of the most common causes of Chronic Wrist Irritation to help you on your road to recovery.

23 August 2017

What Is General Wrist Weakness?

The hands and wrists are incredibly complex, with 27 bones in each hand alone. As they are constantly being worked to the bone, they are at risk of becoming weaker over time. Read on to find out about General Wrist Weakness, who is most at risk, and how to treat the condition.

23 August 2017

What Is a UCL Thumb Lesion?

If you have suffered a traumatic injury to the thumb, it is possible that a UCL lesion has occurred. Read on to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of the condition.

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