Materials used for thumb braces and their effectiveness
Thumb braces are essential devices for providing support and protection to the thumb. They are used in preventing or treating thumb injuries, such as sprains, tendinitis and strains caused by repetitive movements. Different materials are used in the production of thumb braces. All these materials have their own unique characteristics and effectiveness. In this blog, we will give an overview of some of these materials and their effectiveness.
Neoprene is a popular material used in the manufacturing of thumb braces because of its flexibility and comfort. It offers compression and warmth, which can help reduce swelling and pain. Neoprene thumb braces are generally lightweight and can easily be worn during daily activities. They are especially suitable for mild to moderate thumb injuries and also offer support during daily use.
For more serious thumb injuries, such as sprains or a strain, thumb braces can be made of some more rigid materials such as plastic or aluminium. These materials offer better stability and immobilisation of the thumb, promoting healing. These braces incorporate a splint that provides a lot of support and protection, but restricts movement a lot more.
Elastic fabrics, such as nylon and spandex, are often used in thumb braces because of their stretchability and good fit. They offer a certain amount of compression and support, making them good for mild thumb injuries. Elastic thumb braces are often breathable and very comfortable.
Many thumb braces feature a Velcro closure and adjustable straps, making them easy to adjust to your individual needs. This gives a brace a snug fit and ensures it does not move when you move. Adjustable straps can also help adjust the degree of compression and support.
Want to buy a thumb brace?
At Podobrace, we have a vast range of thumb braces, made from a wide variety of materials. Our braces are suitable for various types of injuries, conditions and complaints. For questions about our products or their use, please contact our customer service team. They will be happy to advise you and answer all your questions. They can be reached via phone, live chat and e-mail.