[OT] Wrist Brace recommendations?

AJ ONeal coolaj86 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 18:13:19 MDT 2012


Well, anytime you're comparing the badness of something to php, the analogy
breaks down pretty quickly. After all, for most things in life there is a
legitimate use.

AJ ONeal

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM, Daniel C. <dcrookston at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM, AJ ONeal <coolaj86 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What I'm hearing is that wrist braces are the php of solutions to wrist
> > pain: the thing that anyone who doesn't know anything about wrist pain
> turn
> > to because that's what they've heard of before. Dodged the bullet on that
> > one.
>
> I wouldn't go that far.  Wrist braces can be great, if they address
> the source of the pain.  I used one for a while (not a brace per se,
> but I taped my wrist tightly to reduce flexibility during workouts)
> after I hyperextended my wrist.  Without a brace I would've had to
> stop working out for several months while it healed.  A brace could
> also help you at work by keeping your wrist in a more neutral position
> and forcing you to move your arm instead.  (Repetitive injuries can be
> the result of something you do without noticing it, so a brace can
> prevent you from re-injuring yourself while calling attention to the
> abnormal movement.)  You might give one a try for a day or two, even
> with your new desk placement.  You'd probably be surprised at what a
> big difference it makes.
>
> -Dan
>
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