Use our thumb brace to protect your thumb joint from injuries during sports or overuse. A thumb splint reduces pain and discomfort caused by overuse. You can protect your thumb during illnesses or after operations so that it heals faster. The Colecast thumb braces are also made for people with arthritis and tendonitis.
At a glance
A thumb brace stabilizes and protects the thumb.
It relieves thumb pain, provides warmth and helps with regeneration.
Thumb braces are available either in one size or in three sizes.
The wrist and thumb stabilizers are used each day until pain suddenly occurs in the joint. Although the thumb is our strongest finger, it’s also prone to wear and tear. in the case of inflammation or swelling, ointments and immobilization of the thumb help in the beginning so that it can recover. A thumb stabilizer is a good aid here.
What is a thumb brace?
A thumb brace/stabilizer is used to stabilize the thumb base joint. It’s made of a flexible fabric that’s worn around the metacarpal and a firm brace that’s pulled over the thumb. A thumb splint made of plastic or metal is sewn into the inside of the stabilizer to hold the thumb in place. The thumb support can be individually adjusted using straps with Colecast fasteners.
How does a thumb brace work?
The thumb support stabilizer fixes the thumb by means of splints and so immobilizes it. The compression of the tissue promotes blood circulation. If the tissue is well supplied with blood, healing occurs faster and inflammation and swelling can decrease. The wrist itself remains flexible. you can also find braces for other joints.
For which indications are thumb supports suitable?
Thumb braces are worn to protect the thumb. You can, after consulting your doctor, B. for indications such as osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatism, tendonitis, torn muscle fibers, snap thumbs, capsule bruises or collateral ligament rupture or collateral ligament strain (Skier’s Thumb).
In general, they’re worn with the thumb joint in the event of overload and signs of wear. By immobilizing the thumb, pain is relieved and the ligaments and tendons are relieved.
When is a thumb brace useful?
You should wear a thumb brace if the thumb is to be protected and immobilized for some time. this can be after an injury or illness or due to pain caused by overuse. You can use the thumb splint in everyday life, at work or in sports e.g. wear volleyball or handball. It is also possible to wear the brace at night to prevent unconscious, painful movements of the thumb.
What are the differences in the thumb braces?
The thumb is an important part of the hand because almost all activities are carried out with its help. Injuries or illnesses often cause pain in the thumb area, so that not only mobility is restricted, but also full functionality. With the assistance of a thumb brace, the thumb is stabilized and the pain is relieved. In the following we would like to offer you a small overview of the different models in our thumb stabilizers:
Wrap braces for the thumb
This is a textile thumb brace that can not only be worn in everyday life or in leisure time, but also during sports. it’s often used when it comes to treating osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases or arthritis within the metatarsophalangeal joint of the thumb, for example it is fixed using a Colecast fastener, which can be perfectly adjusted to the respective size. the fabric is breathable, offers a high level of comfort and primarily ensures that the thumb has a high degree of stabilization.
Stable thumb braces
With the firm thumb braces, the wrist is usually fixed directly at the same time , whereby the freedom of movement in the wrist remains retained. According various thumb brace support tests by independent experts, these models often have a stable splint or a pad that’s incorporated. This provides the thumb even greater stability because it’s brought into a calm position postoperatively. Often there are integrated ventilation holes in the material of those supports so as to avoid heat development and thus an uncomfortable feeling.
Depending on the injury or degree of pain, there’s also a thumb orthosis that completely immobilizes the thumb and not allows any mobility. This not only gives the thumb the rest it needs to heal, but the position of the joint and the associated components can also be partially corrected. This proves to be very beneficial, especially after an operation, in order to prevent incorrect strain or inflammation.
Thumb Brace FAQ
What is the use of a thumb support brace?
A thumb brace protects your thumb and the thumb joint and promotes your own healing powers.
How can I put a thumb brace stabilizer on?
The thumb stabilizer is placed around the thumb and metacarpal wrist and fixed with Velcro fasteners.
Can I also wear a thumb stabilizer at night?
Yes, our Colecast thumb braces can be worn for 24 hours to prevent involuntary movements of the thumb.
What is the difference between a brace and an orthosis?
An orthosis is made of solid material and is adapted to your body by an orthopedic technician. They prevent the joint from moving and fix it. Support brace are made of lighter material and can be bought in one size.
Where should I wear a thumb brace?
You can wear them in everyday life, in the office, while driving, doing housework and doing sports to protect your thumb.
I have sensitive skin, can I put the Colecast thumb brace on?
Our support braces are usually made of light, skin-friendly material that doesn’t cause skin irritation.
How long do I have to wear a thumb support brace?
It depends on your illness or symptoms. Ask your doctor about this. You can always wear a thumb brace to protect yourself.
Note: If you experience discomfort or pain, go to the doctor and have yourself examined there in order to clarify further treatment.