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A wrist splint is a brace that looks like a fingerless glove. It
stabilizes your wrist in a straight and sometimes slightly bent-back position.
Wearing a wrist splint minimizes pressure on the
median nerve and allows you a period of "relative
rest" from movements that make
carpal tunnel syndrome worse.
Think about these guidelines when you use a wrist splint:
Splints are available in drugstores without a prescription. They are
also available by prescription from orthopedic and medical supply stores.
Physical and occupational therapists can make custom-fit splints from
lightweight materials that may be more comfortable to wear.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHerbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
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