What is a thumb support?
A thumb support is a medical device designed to provide support, stabilisation and protection to the thumb. It is a specially designed orthopaedic device that often consists of flexible materials such as neoprene, splints, Velcro or elastic bands. It is worn around the thumb and sometimes around the wrist to immobilise the thumb and restrict movement. We are pleased to tell you more about what types there are and what it can be used for in this blog.
What are the functions of a thumb support?
Wearing a thumb brace has several functions. We list some of them for you below.
A thumb brace provides stability around the thumb joint through a hardened splint. This ensures that the thumb remains stabilised and can thus rest and heal in peace. This in turn reduces the symptoms.
Wearing a thumb brace provides protection from external influences and prevents further damage. It is especially recommended for activities where the thumb is vulnerable to bumps, drops or excessive strain.
Wearing a thumb brace can reduce pain by applying pressure, distributing the load and keeping the thumb in a comfortable position. This reliefs pain.
Benefits of wearing a thumb support
There are several advantages to wearing a thumb support.
- Faster recovery: by stabilising the thumb and restricting movement, a thumb brace can accelerate the healing process for injuries such as sprains. It provides an optimal environment for tissue repair.
- Prevention of aggravation: in activities where repeated movements or impact on the thumb are common, wearing a thumb brace can prevent further damage and reduce the risk of making injuries worse.
- Support for daily tasks: a thumb brace helps you carry out daily tasks, even with an injury. It provides extra support and stability, allowing you to use your thumb without excessive pressure or pain.
- Comfortable and adjustable: modern thumb braces are often made of comfortable materials that are breathable and fit well. They can also be adjustable, allowing you to adjust the degree of compression and support to your individual needs.
What types of thumb supports are there?
There are different types of thumb braces designed specifically to provide support and stability for people with injuries or conditions to the thumb. We list some of them for you below:
- Thumb brace with splints: this brace immobilises the thumb and wrist joint. This brace is also effective in reducing pain and restricting movement after a thumb sprain, fracture or tendonitis.
- Compression braces: these braces can be adapted to individual needs and offer a degree of flexibility during different activities.
- Thumb braces with Velcro strap: these braces are made of soft, comfortable materials and by using the Velcro closure, you can always tighten them in the right way to provide optimal support for your thumb.
Podobrace has several braces for different conditions and injuries. All our thumb braces are made from the very best materials and offer comfort and support. If you have any questions about any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our highly knowledgeable customer service team is on hand to answer all your questions and help you make the right choice. They can be reached by phone, email and live chat.