Sports Wrist Braces
The hands and wrists generally get a lot of use every day. That's why it's important to protect them, especially if you play sports. At Walgreens, we offer a variety of wrist braces that can help provide support and comfort when you're playing sports or taking part in other activities. If you've suffered a wrist injury in the past, your doctor or coach may recommend wearing a wrist brace for extra protection when you're out on the field or participating in other sport activities.
How Do Wrist Braces Work?
Wrist braces are made to support weak or injured wrists, yet still allow full movement of all fingers. Easy to put on, many wrist braces slide onto a hand and hold the wrist in place with side splints that cushion and reinforce a sore or weak wrist.
Wrist Braces for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Some doctors recommend wrist braces for people with carpal tunnel syndrome. Despite the support these braces offer, they're made with lightweight material that releases sweat and feels comfortable enough to wear even when you sleep at night. Some can be worn on your right or left hand. Many sports wrist braces have a strap that can be adjusted for maximum comfort.
Sports wrist braces are easy to care for. Some types can be safely hand washed with mild soap once they become soiled. Be sure to read the directions on how to care for your new wrist brace. Some braces are made from a durable material called neoprene that's specially constructed to hold onto heat and keep your wrist warm.
How to Choose a Wrist Brace
Some models come in sizes. Included in the description are directions on how to measure your wrist size and select the one that's right for you. If you have any questions about what type of wrist brace is best for your hand, talk to your doctor.
Protect Your Wrists
Sports wrist braces are comfy to wear when you're playing sports and when you're not. Be sure to check in with your doctor if you experience worsening wrist pain, swelling or difficulty moving your wrist.