Wrist Braces for Chronic Wrist Pain

In Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida and Virginia

At Pain and Specialists, we understand the vital role that wrist braces play in the management and relief of chronic pain conditions.  That's why we offer a broad range of wrist braces and supports, each tailor-made to tackle different areas of discomfort. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

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Discover Wrist Bracing At Pain and Spine Specialists

Wrist bracing provides considerable advantages for individuals recovering from surgery and those suffering from chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains and strains, arthritis, tendonitis, and fractured or dislocated wrists. By providing the necessary support and stability to the wrist, wrist braces can help alleviate pain, prevent further injury, and promote faster healing. They are a key instrument in our comprehensive approach to pain management, enabling patients to regain mobility and improve their quality of life.

If you're interested in exploring how wrist bracing can transform your approach to managing chronic pain, use the navigation buttons below to find detailed information on who can benefit from this treatment, types of wrist braces, and an overview of our new patient consultation process.

For those eager to take the next step towards a life free from chronic pain, our bracing specialists at Pain and Specialists are here to help. To schedule your consultation, please feel free to reach out to us by submitting a contact form or giving us a call. Our team is committed to guiding you on your journey to recovery and improved well-being.

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Brought to you by Dr. Sudhir Rao, Medical Director of Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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A Guide To Wrist Braces

Wrist bracing is crucial for optimal wrist support, ensuring suitable alignment, stability, and overall health. This support is vital in alleviating pain, promoting healing, and enhancing functionality.

The primary function of wrist braces is to apply external pressure and support to the wrist. These combined functions help to restrict excessive movement and diver stress from the wrist joint.

The benefits of wrist braces includes:

  • Preventing movements that could exacerbate a pain condition

  • Reducing the stress on wrist joints and ligaments, alleviating pain and discomfort

  • Maintenance of a neutral wrist position, which is crucial for wrist health

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Limitations of Braces for Wrist Pain

Wrist braces serve as a valuable aid in alleviating wrist pain and aiding in recovery. However, it's important to acknowledge their inherent limitations that need careful consideration.

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    Wrist braces offer temporary relief as part of a broader treatment strategy but aren't a cure-all.

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    Prolonged use without medical advice can cause muscle atrophy.

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    For optimal effectiveness, the fit must be right.
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    Wrist braces are not suitable for all wrist conditions.

Our specialists conduct comprehensive consultation to fully evaluate your pain condition before moving forward with wrist bracing for treatment. During the consultation your provider will review the benefits and risks of each treatment that is recommended.

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Who Can Benefit from Wrist Braces

Wrist braces offer support, relief, and stability for various wrist conditions, aiding in pain relief, healing, and improved functionality. Here are few conditions that are often treated with wrist braces:

Wrist Braces for Post-Surgery Pain:

After wrist surgery, wrist braces ensure proper posture and restrict movements that could disrupt the healing process, thus easing post-surgery pain.

Braces for Wrist Tendonitis

Individuals with tendonitis can benefit from wearing a wrist tendonitis brace as they help maintain wrist alignment and reduce pressure on the tendons. This alleviation of pressure can significantly decrease pain and discomfort.

Sprain Wrist Braces

For those dealing with sprains and strains, a wrist brace for a sprained wrist can provide the necessary support to the wrist, limiting movements that exacerbate the condition. By doing so, they can help manage pain and improve mobility.

Arthritis Wrist Brace

Arthritis in the wrist leads to discomfort and stiffness. A wrist brace for arthritis can ease these symptoms by offloading stress from the affected joints and providing stability, which is particularly beneficial during arthritis flare-ups.

Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace

Wearing a wrist brace for carpal tunnel can offer immediate relief and support by keeping the wrist in a neutral position, thereby reducing the pressure on your median nerve and alleviating the discomfort associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Wrist Braces for Fractured or Dislocated Wrists

Wrist braces offer essential support to the affected area, reducing motion and allowing the wrist to heal while also minimizing pain.

Three Types of Wrist Braces

Determining the right wrist brace for your needs is crucial in your comfort and recovery. Explore the three main types below:

  1. Rigid Braces: Rigid wrist braces are made from sturdy materials like hard plastic, designed to significantly limit the motion of the wrist. They are often recommended for more severe conditions or after certain types of wrist surgery. Common use cases include healing from wrist fractures, post-operative support, and managing conditions like severe carpal tunnel syndrome.

  2. Soft Braces: Soft wrist braces are made from elastic fabrics and are designed to offer support while still allowing for a degree of movement. They're typically used for minor sprains and strains, or as a preventive measure during activities that strain the wrist. Soft braces can also provide relief from chronic conditions such as mild to moderate arthritis or tendonitis.

  3. Custom-Fitted Braces: Custom-fitted wrist braces are tailored to fit the specific contours of an individual's wrist, providing optimal support and comfort. These braces can be either soft or rigid, depending on the condition being treated. They are particularly beneficial for individuals with unique wrist shapes or those who have not found success with off-the-shelf braces. Use cases range widely, from managing tendonitis and severe wrist pain to post-operative support and rehabilitation.

Choosing the right wrist brace depends on the severity of your condition, your lifestyle, and specific treatment goals.

How We Diagnose Wrist Conditions

At Pain and Spine Specialists, we recognize that each patient experiences pain differently. Our board-certified team of pain management specialists employs a holistic approach to accurately diagnose your condition, ensuring treatments like wrist bracing are tailored to you. Our new patient consultations aim to identify the root cause of your discomfort, crafting a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Here's what your initial consultation with us will involve:

  1. Review of Medical History: This step is crucial for our specialists to understand any underlying health conditions, previous treatments or surgeries, and the overall timeline of your pain.
  2. Physical Examination: After reviewing your medical history, our doctors will perform a detailed physical examination to evaluate your range of motion, posture, physical condition, and pinpoint any tenderness or pain. This crucial step helps identify physical signs of conditions that may be causing your pain.
  3. Diagnostic Imaging: To gain a deeper understanding of your condition, we may request diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or ultrasound scans. These imaging tests provide our specialists with detailed views of your wrist's structure, helping to pinpoint abnormalities, injuries, or degenerative changes that could be causing your pain.
  4. Nerve Tests (if necessary): In some cases, nerve tests may be necessary to evaluate the function of your nerves and to identify any nerve damage or compression. These tests, such as electromyography (EMG) or nerve conduction studies, can be crucial in diagnosing conditions that affect nerve health and function.

Our primary goal is to provide patients with an accurate diagnosis followed by the most effective treatment options available.

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Treatments We Offer that Complement Wrist Bracing

At Pain and Spine Specialists, our aim is to provide an all-encompassing approach to pain management that extends beyond traditional methods. While wrist bracing applications deliver critical support and relief for a variety of hand and wrist disorders, their efficacy is significantly enhanced when integrated into a wider treatment strategy. We specialize in merging complementary treatments to assure the best possible pain relief and healing for our patients.

Here are some treatments that we often used in combination with hand and wrist braces:

Steroid Injections:

Steroid injections, often referred to as corticosteroid injections, are used to reduce inflammation and swelling in the affected area of your wrist. The primary component in these injections is a corticosteroid medication, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. When administered directly into the painful or swollen area of your wrist, it can significantly decrease inflammation and, as a result, reduce pain.

Acupuncture for Wrist Pain

The targeted insertion of thin needles can significantly reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and promote relaxation, addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of pain management.

Referrals to Physical Therapy:

Through a blend of targeted exercises, manual therapy, and possibly the use of modalities like ultrasound or electrical stimulation, physical therapy can strengthen the muscles around your wrist, improve flexibility, and reduce inflammation.

Discover Wrist Support Braces At Pain and Spine Specialists

Don't suffer through another day of unneeded pain. Utilize the support of our wrist braces and our comprehensive pain management services to reclaim the comfort you deserve.

Together, we'll determine if wrist bracing is the right choice for you and discuss a personalized plan for your relief.

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Don't let pain control your life any longer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if Wrist Bracing is right for you.

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