Orthoses for wrist and elbow

Wrist orthoses have different objectives. They give direct support to the wrist and forearm by limiting tension and excessive movements of the wrist.

Immobilizing and limiting the movements of the joint can help relieve pain and favor the healing process after surgery.


The wrist rest sits firmly on the wrist and has a loop around the thumb to prevent slipping.
It can contain a support rod or padding made of soft tissue.
The tutors are lightweight and can cover either only the wrist or also a part of the forearm.
There are different materials: soft suede, polyester or cotton.
Some wrist rests have hooks or adjustable straps with Velcro fasteners to adjust the width.
Some models have openings that allow air circulation and prevent sweating.


Advantages of wrist orthoses

Wrist supports provide necessary support on the wrist and leave the fingers free.
For this reason, the orthosis is helpful in the workplace, where repeated movements of the hand occur.
The rigid splint keeps the wrist in a neutral position and allows the joint to relax by preventing flexion. There are no hand rests designed for the night.

The tension of the orthosis is adjusted by loosening the straps so that it does not fit too tightly so as not to impair the blood circulation of the hand.
There are wrist braces where hot or cold packs can be attached for pain relief.
Wrist rests are available in standard sizes or as an adjustable unit model.
Some wrist rests can be worn equally on the right and left, while others are specially designed for one side or the other.

Consult your GP before wearing wrist support. He or she can tell whether an orthosis on the wrist is required and should be worn or whether this increases the discomfort.
The doctor prescribes a model that provides the best support and gives special instructions on when, where and for how long to wear the wrist support.

Treatment of tendovaginitis by wrist orthosis


If the attending physician diagnoses tendovaginitis stenosans de Quervain, he recommends therapy, and perhaps wrist support.
You have to put this orthosis on the affected wrist.
The wrist support in Quervain syndrome is a strut that immobilizes the wrist and also the thumb.
This type of orthosis should be worn at work and also at rest.

The doctor may recommend applying ice pads to the hand and wrist two or three times a day to reduce pain and swelling.
Cold therapy should not be carried out for more than 20 minutes and should be repeated 3 to 4 times a day.
You should remove the wrist support only for the ice envelopes.

Raise the affected wrist as soon as possible, even with the support applied. This favors the healing process.

rest cleaning


Mix 2/<> teaspoon of laundry detergent with <> cups of warm water.
Mix the obtained solution with clean fingers.
Dip the wrist rest into the solution.
Rub the liquid detergent with a cloth or fingertips to clean the inside and outside of the orthosis.
The detergent removes body sweat.
After cleaning, rinse the wrist rest with lukewarm water and squeeze to remove the liquid.
Allow the wrist rest to air dry on a straight surface.

Wrist-Hand-Thumb Orthosis

To get the best result for the wrist, it is important to follow the instructions for buying the right size.

The orthosis immobilizes the wrist and thumb in functional position by rigid rods.

The mobility of the other fingers and the ability to grasp with the hand are preserved.


  • Quervain’s disease
  • Rhizarthrosis (arthrosis of the saddle joint of the thumb)
  • Traumatic diseases: distortions and wrist fractures, tendinitis of the flexor and extensor tendon of the thumb, traumatic contusions
  • Degenerative diseases: carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rehabilitation phase: post-traumatic and postoperative relief of muscles and tendons

Wrist rest


This medical device stabilizes the wrist, reduces pain and promotes the restoration of joint function without restricting the movement of the hand and fingers.
The rigid aluminum rod at the bottom of the wrist and the dorsal rods guarantee maximum support.
The wrist rest is lightweight and does not interfere with everyday activities.
It is an easy-to-put on and adjustable orthosis with a belt system.
The structure is made of breathable fabric and has an anatomical shape. With these features, there is maximum comfort and compatibility.

Specific components
The layer that comes into contact with the skin is made of 100% cotton, feels pleasant and guarantees good breathability.
The outer layer is made of very resistant nylon, on which the Velcro straps adhere perfectly for closing.


  • Traumatic diseases: tendonitis, distortions, fractures of the wrist
  • Degenerative diseases: carpal tunnel syndrome, rhizarthrosis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • After plaster cast acceptance

Epicondylitis bandage


Funktionen: unelastische Armbandage, die auf den Komplex der Streckmuskeln und die Rotatoren des Ellenbogens drückt und den Schmerz mittels eines lokalisierten Drucks auf die Extensoren (Tennisarm) oder auf die Flexoren des Handgelenks (Golferellenbogen) lindert.
Ermöglicht normale tägliche Aktivitäten.
Sie ist mit einem speziellen Gel- oder Luftpolster in flexibler Zylinderform mit Druckwirkung ausgestattet.

The Velcro fastener (strap) allows the width to be adjusted depending on the forearm measurements.
Do not pull the strap too tight, as this can interfere with blood circulation.

This bandage must be worn daily and may only be taken off during the night.
It is not made of latex or neoprene and does not have a rigid shell.
The fabric is comfortable, light and breathable.
Sizes: Available from XS to XL.
Positioning: Put the strap on the forearm at a distance of 3 cm from the elbow.
Washing instructions: Wash by hand at 30°C with neutral soap and let dry horizontally.
Do not iron.
Prices vary from 20 to 60 euros. You can buy them online, in pharmacies or in medical supply stores.

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