Wrist Fractures

carpal-tunnelThe wrist is a very delicate part of the human body. It is made up of a total of ten bones, in which eight of them are small bones and 2 are forearm bones. These bones come together to form many small and large joints. Each joint lined with cartilage and held together by ligaments. The shape and design of these joints are what allows the wrist to bend and straighten, move side-to-side, and twisting the palm up or down.

A wrist fracture can occur in any of these bones when enough force is applied to the, such as when falling down and attempting to use your wrist to prevent that. Severe injuries may occur from a more forceful injury, such as a car accident or a fall from a tree. Osteoporosis is a common condition in which the bone becomes thinner and more brittle; this may make one more prone to getting a wrist fracture with a simple fall.

The Brace Shop sells a number of Wrist Braces which are constructed to aid in support from a minor wrist pain, to a wrist fracture. To view our full assortment please visit the Brace Shop’s digital store.

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