Wrist Device

Tips for Using a Wrist Device Effectively: Maximizing Its Benefits for Healing

By Gladiator Therapeutics

April 23, 2024

Your wrist is a busy joint. It is always on the move, helping you hammer, stir, lift, and do so much more. However, this also means it may wear out or become injured more easily than other parts of your body.

Aches, pains, and strains are common in the wrist because of its complex network of moving parts. It’s not unusual for people to hurt their wrist’s ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Common wrist injuries include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis

It’s important to have a wrist device to keep these injuries from getting worse. At Gladiator Therapeutics, we offer the Gladiator MD™ Wrist Device, designed to ease pain and reduce inflammation while also relaxing your muscles. With consistent use, it can even improve the range of motion in your wrist.

Understanding Wrist Devices and Their Benefits

Wrist healing devices, like braces, splints, and supports, can help your wrist heal after an injury. They do this by:

  • Immobilizing Your Wrist: Moving your injured wrist can slow down its healing. Wrist devices keep your wrist still, allowing it to recover faster.
  • Support Your Wrist: Another benefit of a wrist device is that it takes some of the workload off your wrist. This ensures it receives the support it needs during the healing process.
  • Provide Pain Relief: Most wrist injuries are painful and can interrupt your daily routine. Wrist-healing devices can offer significant pain relief safely, without the common side effects associated with pain relievers.

The Gladiator MD™ Wrist Device can help your wrist recover faster. It improves blood circulation, relieves inflammation, and improves flexibility – all while helping your wrists function better.

How to Use a Wrist Healing Device for Maximum Effect

To benefit most from our wrist healing device, you must know how to use it. Let’s explore some key steps to ensure you’re maximizing its effectiveness for your wrist’s recovery.

Tip 1: Proper Fitting

Our wrist device is simple and effective to use. Here’s how to make sure it fits just right.

  • Slide Your Hand Into the Device: Put your hand through the device with the logo facing up.
  • Position Your Fingers: Four of your fingers should come out of one end, with your thumb outside the securing straps.
  • Secure the Straps: Fasten the straps snugly but not too tight. You don’t want to cut off circulation.

You can wear this device all day, even 24 hours if you need to. It’s designed to be safe for continuous use. You should even feel free to use it at home or work, whenever you need it most.

Tip 2: Wear Consistently

For the Gladiator MD™ Wrist Device to work best, you should wear it regularly or as your doctor recommends. Consistent use is key for a few reasons.

  • It keeps your wrist steady.
  • It speeds up healing.
  • It helps your wrist hurt less because it’s not moving around much.
  • It protects your wrist from getting hurt again.

If you’re struggling to wear your wrist device all the time, we suggest incorporating these steps into your routine.

  • Make It a Habit: Put on your wrist device at the same time each day, like when you get dressed in the morning. This makes it part of your daily routine.
  • Wear It During Activities: Keep it on when doing things that might strain your wrist, like typing, lifting, or driving.
  • Keep It Handy: When you’re not wearing it, keep your wrist device somewhere visible, like next to your bed or on your desk, so you remember to put it back on.
  • Set Reminders: Use your phone or sticky notes as reminders to wear your device, especially if you’re new to using one.

Tip 3: Follow Instructions for Use

Wearing a wrist-healing device incorrectly can lead to several problems, including slower healing, the return of your pain, discomfort, and the risk of further injury. Hence, you must know how to use it correctly to avoid these problems.

  • Read Manufacturer Instructions: Always check the guide that comes with your device. It has specific steps for using it right.
  • Listen to Your Healthcare Provider: Your doctor might give special instructions based on your needs. Make sure to follow them.
  • Taking It Off: Remove it carefully, especially if your wrist is still sore. Don’t pull too hard.
  • Care and Maintenance: Keep your device clean and dry. Follow the cleaning instructions to keep it in good shape for a long time.

Tip 4: Gradual Rehabilitation

Gradual rehabilitation and physical therapy can help your wrist heal correctly, move better, get stronger, and do everyday tasks after the injury. Additionally, therapeutic exercises can keep your wrist from becoming stiff from the immobilization. It’s an important part of restoring your wrist to normal function.

  • Begin with simple, gentle exercises. Do not push too hard, especially in the beginning.
  • Do the exercises your doctor or therapist recommends. They know what’s best for your wrist’s healing.
  • Keep your wrist device on while doing exercises unless your healthcare provider says otherwise. It provides support and protection.
  • Stay consistent. Regular exercise is crucial to strengthening your wrist and helping it heal correctly.

By following these steps, you can help your wrist heal better and stay flexible. Remember, we cannot rush the healing process. Taking it slow and steady is the best way to go.

Tip 5: Listen to Your Body

Your body can tell you when something is not right, often through pain and discomfort. It is up to you to pay close attention to your body’s distress signals and make sure you’re on the right track to recovery. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Notice Discomfort or Irritation: If your wrist device feels uncomfortable or irritates your skin, it’s a sign something might be wrong.
  • Adjusting the Device: Try adjusting the straps or the fit. Sometimes, a small tweak can make a big difference.
  • Removing the Device: There may be times when you need to take off the device when it’s uncomfortable, or as your wrist heals and gains strength. Follow what your healthcare provider advises.
  • Be Honest About Your Pain: When you talk to your healthcare provider, be honest about how much pain you’re in or any other symptoms you have. They can’t properly help you if you do not tell them what’s going on in your body.

Try Our Wrist Device Today

Your wrist is crucial to your daily activities. Hence, you must give it the attention and care it deserves after an injury. With these strategies, you’re well-equipped to support your wrist’s healing journey and get back to your routine with confidence. Use the Gladiator MD™ Wrist Device for enhanced wrist health and a successful healing experience.

Do you want to learn more about our products? The experts at Gladiator Therapeutics will be happy to answer your questions. Feel free to get in touch with us today.