Wrist pain; at play, at work or at rest
There are several causes of wrist pain but the most common are:
- Trauma – damage to bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles
- Overuse – irritation and inflammation to ligaments, tendons or muscles, caused over an extended period of time
- Arthritis – degeneration of the protective covering of the bone, causing roughness and calcification in the joint
Wrist problems can present as one, or a combination of, the following:
- Difficulty in gripping
- Numbness in fingers / hand
If the joint is swollen, ice therapy and compression can be used to reduce the swelling and help with pain relief.Wrist supports are recommended in many cases of wrist pain and discomfort to provide rest, pain relief, warmth and increased blood flow. An Active650 wrist support is both lightweight and incredibly comfortable so can be worn for longer periods. The fabric allows the joint to move without restriction whilst at the same time providing warmth and support to the soft tissue in the joint to aid healing and pain relief.
Hold it if it Hurts!
Whether it’s a bump, a strain, a muscle tear or even a broken bone, what is the first thing you do when you hurt yourself?
You immediately grab hold of the bit that hurts. The management of the injury over the next hours, days and weeks may well differ but everyone’s initial reaction to pain is the same: clutch it, cradle it, hold it.
Why is this?
Quite simply, we don’t know. Theories range from affecting the pain receptors to providing a tourniquet-like effect for nerves and blood vessels to isolating the damaged structures and preventing further movement.
Whatever the reason is, we all do it.
Clearly, it would be impossible to spend all day holding your injury, which is why we at Active650 have come up with a range of super-comfortable supports that clutch, cradle and hold for you.
You get on with your life while Active 650 holds the bit that hurts!
The Active650 Difference
Unique fabric with superior stretch
Allows full range of movement
Will not slip
Closed cell technology repels sweat, bacteria and odour
No complicated taping requiring costly reapplication and therapist visits