How to Choose the Best Wrist Brace

Wrist pain and wrist injuries are extremely common conditions which can be caused by a fall, overuse, or nerve damage. While rest is important when recovering from most types of pain, some wrist injuries like wrist sprains or carpal tunnel syndrome require the joint to be held in a neutral position for optimal healing. Keep reading to see which wrist  brace style may be best for you.

Compression Wrap

A simple wrist wrap can be used to comfortably provide compression and support for minor wrist injuries. The BioSkin Wrist Compression Wrap can be worn on either wrist before repetitive movements or heavy lifting to provide mild support to the joint. The compression increases proprioceptive feedback to the brain, improving coordination and preventing unwanted movement of the wrist joint. The Wrist Compression Wrap is a comfortable, lightweight recovery tool for mild wrist pain without restricting motion of the hand or fingers.

Rigid Wrist Brace

A rigid wrist brace provides more stabilization to the wrist joint while recovering from injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or a wrist sprain. For carpal tunnel syndrome, it is recommended to wear a structured wrist brace at night to keep the wrist in a neutral position while sleeping. For this reason, the BioSkin Premium Wrist Brace utilizes soft, moisture-wicking microfleece around the skin and across the sensitive area between your thumb and fingers to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable. The lightweight, supportive stays on the top and bottom of the wrist brace are removable and can be reshaped for a customizable fit. The low-profile and functional design of a structured wrist brace allows for full use of your fingers while limiting motion of your wrist to promote recovery.

Rigid Wrist Thumb Spica

A rigid wrist brace with a thumb splint can help ease pain and speed recovery of many wrist and thumb injuries. The wrist thumb spica is the best option for wrist injuries that also involve the thumb joint such as Scaphoid fracturesDe Quervain’s Syndrome, or Skier’s Thumb. The BioSkin Wrist/Thumb Brace is lightweight and comfortable while providing the necessary support to injured wrist and thumb joints. Soft microfleece is placed against the skin and a customizable, aluminum stay is used along the thumb joints for immobilization. The design of this brace allows for full use of your fingers while immobilizing the injured thumb and providing compression to the wrist joint for extra blood flow and enhanced recovery.

Shop by Injury

If you are experiencing wrist or thumb pain and would like to learn more about common injuries, click here for our Injury Education Center. We discuss wrist injuries such as Carpal Tunnel SyndromeArthritis, and Thumb Sprains, list common symptoms, and show recommended wrist braces.


Remember to always consult with your doctor if you are unsure which option is best for you. If you have any questions about our products, you can use the live chat feature of the website, email orders@bioskin.com, or give us a call at 866-830-5777.

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