These are the five best wrist braces your money can buy this year
So, your doctor has recommended you get a wrist brace. Which do you choose? Whether you’re healing from injury or wanting to protect your wrist from bumps, these are the five best wrist braces on the market today.
Mueller Green Fitted Wrist Brace
This earth-friendly brace from Mueller is made from recycled PET bottles and non-petroleum materials. The end result is a breathable, lightweight brace that cradles your hand and wrist and relieves the pain of acute injuries and chronic pain. Whether you’re dealing with a muscle strain, repetitive use injury, or arthritis, this brace adjusts and conforms to your body to give you snug support. A metal spoon on the bottom side of the wrist holds your hand in alignment, while the adjustable compression sleeve gives your body a break from pain and inflammation.
$14 at Amazon
Best for Carpal Tunnel
Vive Carpal Tunnel Brace
If you have a repetitive use injury, arthritis, or tendonitis, you can’t go wrong with this wrist brace from Vive. With customized compression via three hook and loop closures, you can tailor the fit to your lifestyle and activity. Internal metal splints offer intense stability when needed and are removable when more flexibility is required. The Vive brace is moisture-wicking, breathable, and latex-free, so it works for anyone who needs medium level support and wrist protection.
$10 at Amazon
Best sleep support brace
ComfyBrace Adjustable Wrist Brace
Throbbing pain is most prominent at night while you’re trying to get some shut-eye. The ComfyBrace has a high level of compression and padding to prevent nighttime aches and pains caused by arthritis, carpal tunnel, injury, and inflammation. The ComfyBrace slips over the hand like a sleeve and has cushioned beads inside that hug sore joints and muscles. Hook and loop closures allow you to get the perfect fit so you can get a good night’s sleep.
$28 at Amazon
Just for kids
Neo G Wrist Support Brace
Adult-sized wrist braces are too large to provide any real benefits to kids with wrist issues. The Neo G brace for kids is designed to relieve pain and swelling associated with juvenile arthritis, joint swelling, strains, and sprains. It can also be used to support weak wrists during activity. The Neo G fits over the thumb and cinches around the wrist with hook and loop closures. The adjustable brace can give firm or medium-level support during activity or while at rest.
$12 at Amazon
Recovering from a broken bone or wrist surgery post-cast requires firm support. This wrist stabilizer from BraceUP is lined with aluminum splints that provide a level of rigidness that holds the wrist in proper alignment to avoid reinjury. Palm cushioning and movable straps up the comfort level while breathable materials release heat and moisture so you can wear this all day and all night. The BraceUP is available in two sizes and for both the left and right wrists.
$10 at Amazon
Trust me, I feel your pain
When a fall took me over the business side of a waterfall last year, my doctor insisted I wear a brace post-cast while healing. I tried several styles and brands before finding relief with the Mueller Green Fitted Wrist Brace. The metal spoon on the bottom side of the brace kept my wrist aligned while the adjustable compression did away with lingering pain. The materials are lightweight and breathable enough to make this the best choice for all-day use.
If carpal tunnel, tendonitis, or arthritis are conditions you live with, reach for the Vive Carpal Tunnel Brace. When rigid support is necessary, two internal metal splints hold your wrist in place while compression straps fit snugly over the hand and wrist. When you need to be more flexible, take the reinforcements out, and you still have a medium level of compression to relieve pain while you go about your day.
Two side splints give the ultimate in wrist stabilization to the BraceUP wrist brace while shielding joints against bumps and bruises. Combined with three hook and loop fasteners, this is the brace you want when recovering from surgery or dealing with excruciating carpal tunnel or arthritis pain.