Carpal Tunnel Supports
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
occurs when inflammation puts pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the narrow “tunnel” of ligaments and bones in the wrist, known as the carpal tunnel. This inflammation can develop from repetitive wrist movement or prolonged flexion/extension and is characterized by pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers, and/or loss of functional grasp.
Which support to choose?
Immobilizing supports Indicated for acute phase of carpal tunnel syndrome or for post-operative treatment of carpal tunnel release surgery. Rigid splints immobilize the wrist in a neutral to slightly extended position while allowing virtually unimpeded thumb and finger function. Dorsal model limits heat buildup. Ulnar gutter model limits excessive ulnar deviation, which can exacerbate symptoms.
Grip-Fit Splints won't interfere with grasp, ensuring maximum function. The entire palmar surface is free of any stays or supports. Plastic stay is located on the back of the hand to allow unimpeded grasp. Two models: Neoprene, offering soothing warmth for arthritis sufferers or for use in cool workplace environments, or breathable AliDry™, which wicks moisture and is great for sports use or can be worn inside work gloves.
How does Grip-Fit help treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Instead of restricting wrist motion with a rigid stay, Grip-Fit braces limit extremes of motion with a dynamic, dorsal stay. The result is greater patient compliance as the wearer is gently reminded to maintain a neutral wrist position. The more the patient flexes/extends against the stay, the greater the corrective force. Moving the stay to the dorsum of the hand eliminates any pressure on the carpal tunnel. When you're looking for a carpal tunnel brace that promotes daily activities yet limits and controls unwanted motion, choose FREEDOM Grip-Fit - support with the freedom to function at work, rest, or play.