People are always looking for added wrist support and protection. Athletic wrist braces are designed in a variety of styles to help sprains, weakness, past injuries and post-operation recoveries. Some wrist wraps are meant for weak or injured wrists, while others will help to limit the range of motion. If you’re not sure what kind you should be wearing, speak with your doctor or a sports medicine specialist about your goals, and they can help you decide on the right style.
While they are helpful for everyone, thermoplastic splints are beneficial to individuals like athletes who wear them to protect themselves from aggressive contact, heavy lifting, repetitive motion, and more. The pressure applied around the wrist may prevent sprains and strains.
Wrist splints are used in sports that use their wrists, like baseball, tennis, or hockey. It's also common for people to wear wrist braces for cheerleading or gymnastics. In artistic gymnastics, gymnasts will sometimes wear wrist guards to absorb the impact on the skills they perform. The guards are commonly worn for Vaulting and Floor exercises. The design is modified between women and men.