The 9 Best Wrist Support Products for Arthritic Joints of 2021

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Wrist joints that are injured or suffer arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis may benefit from the stability and support of a wrist brace. There are several excellent wrist support devices on the market that can help restrict movement, provide compression, and ensure the wrist is in a safe, ergonomic position.

Here are the nine best products on the market today.

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Futuro Sport Wrap Around Wrist Support

The FUTURO Wrap Around Wrist Support is designed to stabilize the wrist following an injury or to relieve arthritis pain by providing warmth and compression. The wrap-around style is easy to manage with one hand and ensures a tight fit without impeding blood flow. It is fully adjustable and comes two per pack.

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Imak Wrist Wrap

The IMAK SmartGlove is specifically designed to alleviate wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or tendinitis. The slip-in design promotes an ergonomically correct, neutral wrist position.

The SmartGlove has a removable stay which can provide added support when needed. The glove is made of breathable cotton/lycra fabric and can fit either the left or right hand. While effective, the SmartGlove may not be the best option for someone who has sustained an acute wrist injury as it takes a little effort to tug on.

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Mueller Sport Care Adjustable Wrist Support

The Mueller Sport Care Adjustable Wrist Support offers moderate support and is best used to prevent re-injury after a cast has been removed following a wrist fracture. It is also a nice option for persons with arthritis who needs support but would rather not have their movement fully restrict.

The Mueller Sport Care Adjustable Wrist Support is reversible and fits either the left or right hand.

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Futuro Deluxe Wrist Stabilizer

This FUTURO Deluxe Wrist Stabilizer is designed to support an injured wrist while minimizing the twisting or flexing of the joint. It is often prescribed to people with moderate to severe carpal tunnel as it allows the fingers to move about freely.

The memory foam interior ensures added comfort and support. Adjustments can be made with three independent velcro straps for a more tailored fit.

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ACE Adjustable Wrist Support

The ACE Wrist Support provides compression while stabilizing the wrist joint with its over-the-thumb design. It is made of a neoprene blend fabric which retains body heat for increased circulation. The wrist support is fully adjustable and fits either the left or right wrist.

This may be the ideal product for athletes on the mend from a repetitive motion injury.

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McDavid Wrist Brace

The McDavid elastic wrist support is made of breathable fabric which supports soft tissue without retaining heat. It has an adjustable strap to control compression.

The McDavid wrist support fits either the left or right wrist and is offered at different protection levels:

  • Protection level I treats minor pain, sprains, or instability.
  • Protection level II is used to treat light ligament pain and instabilities.
  • Protection level III provides maximum wrist support.
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Futuro Night Wrist Support

The FUTURO Night Wrist Sleep Support is made of a soft, breathable fabric that is not only lightweight but offers excellent moisture wicking properties. This allows you to wear the product overnight without excessive sweating or wrinkling.

inside the elastic structure are cushioning beads that encase the wrist with minimal compression. The FUTURO Night Wrist Sleep Support is fully adjustable and maintains the hand and wrist in a neutral position.

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Wellgate PerfectFit Wrist Brace for Women

The Wellgate for Women PerfectFit Wrist Support is designed to relieve pain from carpal tunnel, arthritis, and minor strains or sprains. Its slender profile is perfect for women who tend to have slimmer wrists.

The Wellgate for Women PerfectFit is lightweight and breathable with a memory foam interior to ensure greater comfort. It works just as well for adolescents or smaller adults who struggle with oversized or ill-fitting devices.

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Vive Wrist Brace

The Wrist Brace by VIVE uses the highest quality velcro to ensure consistent wrist compression. Other brands tend to lower grade velcro which can slip or loosen and require regular readjustment. This makes the Wrist Brace by VIVE an especially good option for people on the move.

Constructed of breathable neoprene fabric, the Wrist Brace by VIVE comes with a removable splint which allows you to adjust the level of support as needed.

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