Everything you need to know about wearing a thumb support
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Everything you need to know about wearing a thumb support

When you injure your thumb, it's recommended to wear a brace for additional support. There are many braces out right now for many injuries and complaints. Below, we will give you some more information on wearing and maintaining your thumb support.

For which injuries can I wear a thumb support?

A thumb brace offers you support when suffering from various complaints and injuries. It is also recommended to wear a brace when suffering from various conditions such as tendonitis, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. A thumb brace not only provides support when suffering from complaints, but also protects against impact and offers relief for an overused thumb.

Which size is best for me?

Which size is best for you very much depends on the type of brace. Some braces come in one size, and can be adjusted to fit by using the Velcro strap. Some are available in different sizes. On every product page, you'll find a size chart, and sizing instructions. Follow these instructions to ensure that you buy the correct size.

How long do I have to wear a thumb support?

How long you have to wear a thumb brace entirely depends on the seriousness and nature of your injury. Wearing a brace has a supportive effect and will reduce the pain when worn for a longer period of time. Wear the brace as long as you're experiencing pain. In doubt about whether you can stop wearing the brace? If so, then please contact your physiotherapist and/or treating specialist.

Can a thumb brace be worn while sleeping?

If it's essential for the healing process to wear a thumb brace when sleeping, then it's no problem at all to wear the brace during the night. Please pay attention that you loosen the brace a bit, so the blood circulation won't be cut off.

Can I swim while wearing a thumb support?

Unfortunately, you can't wear a thumb brace when swimming. It is possible to wash the brace shortly, though we strongly advise against wearing a thumb support in the shower, or when swimming.

Still have any additional questions about wearing a thumb brace? If so, then please don't hesitate to contact our professional customer service team. They are available by phone, live-chat or email.

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