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Instructions For Wearing Your Hand And Wrist Brace

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You've been prescribed a wrist brace to provide support for a certain disease or to help repair that injury. However, a brand-new brace can be a little scary at first, especially when it comes to learning how to wear it properly. 

To help you get started on wearing a hand &wrist compression sleeve, here is a breakdown!

Step 1: Determine Which Brace

Resting splints and functioning braces are the two primary categories of wrist braces. Usually worn at night, resting splints are stiff and intended to immobilise the wearer. Functional braces are great for wearing during the day since they give you more movement without sacrificing support. How you wear your brace will depend on its type.

Step Two: Hooking Up

The majority of braces are made to be simple to put on and take off by the wearer. As a general rule of thumb:

Lay it Flat: Position your brace so that the inside—which is typically lined with soft material—is facing up on a level surface.

Slide and Secure: Spread your palm to accommodate the brace, making sure that your thumb sits comfortably in the allotted space (if any).

Snug it Up: Make sure all of the straps are tightened, but not so much that circulation is restricted. It should be easy to slide your finger beneath the strap.

Expert Advice: If your braces have more than one strap, tie them, starting with the one nearest your hand and working your way up towards your forearm. This establishes a constant degree of support.

Step 3: Verify Your Comfort

Once the brace is in place, evaluate the fit. You should not feel any discomfort or numbness, and your fingers should bend at the knuckles. Adjust the straps as necessary to get a snug but supportive fit.

Step 4: Wear It and When

Talk with your physician or therapist for recommendations on the precise wear time. At the same time, functional braces may be required during activities that hurt your wrist, resting splints are often worn at night. 

For specific instructions, always refer to the manual that came with your brace or see a healthcare provider. If you wear it properly, your wrist brace might help you on your way to recovery.



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