Wrist braces...how many wear them?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sheila1366, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Sheila1366

    Sheila1366 New Member

    I have wrist braces and thumb braces.I have been wearing my wrists braces alot here latley.I wonder how many of you have to wear them alot.My wrists just feel broken sometimes.I wish there was a brace that you could put all your fingers and wrists in at one time.A removeable cast would be nice just for some relief.

    Thanks,
    Sheila
  2. gongee

    gongee New Member

    First of all I just wanted to say we both have the same name Sheila, so HI THERE!!!
    I too wear wrist braces due to carpal tunnel in both wrists.
    I mainly wear them during sleep, because I have so much numbness if I don't, but I also wear them during the day if the pain is bad enough. I am due to have surgery on both wrists (one at a time) in the very near future. I had to postpone it because of my mother's surgery. Not looking forward to it, but the pain specialist said that since I have so much muscle damage in my hands from the wrists that I either have to have the surgery or he will have my driver's license taken away. I sure don't need that, so it will probably be very soon. The surgeon did say that after all is said and done I will be thanking him. We will just have to see about that one.
    Sorry to here you are having a rough time with yours. Take care and hang in there.

    Sheila
  3. lil_angel1198

    lil_angel1198 New Member

    I wear them and lately its been more often. I can't even wring out a washcloth while in the shower because it hurts so badly.

    I couldn't even take the clipies out of my daughter's hair tonight, because it hurt my wrist so badly.
  4. Sheila1366

    Sheila1366 New Member

    I have seen our name spelled like Shelia,Sheelah and a few others I just can't remember.

    Sorry about the carpal tunnel.I have heard that stuff is very painful.

    I don't have carpal tunnel.I do have raynaud's syndrome which I really don't think has anything to do with my wrist and hand pain.

    Rehumy. told me a few months back that I had swelling in wrists and the joint pain I was having was not fm.Bloodwork just doesn't show anything else going on.

    I still find it hard to beleive that this kind of pain is not damaging our bodies.I feel like Ihave broken wrists,thumbs,fingers.

    I hate this.My hands get so tired when I type,write,garden,wash dishes.Not only tired but they burn and hurt.I have to take many breaks when I am using my hands.

    Enough about me.

    I have heard alot of good things about the surgery for carpal tunnel.Once that nerve is taken care of the pain goes away.I pray that is exactly how things turn out for you.I am sure that everything will be ok.

    Let me know how it goes ok.
    Sheila
  5. kriket

    kriket New Member


    wrist braces. I am a massage therapist and my wrist kill me sometimes. Seems like the pressure of the braces help w/ the pain. I accidentally fell asleep w/ them on one night, woke up and could not feel my hands. I had them too tight and I left them on for too long. Anyway, I find that they help my wrist pain too.

    Kriket
    [This Message was Edited on 04/05/2006]
  6. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I've been wearing these for over 10 years.......computer work, or when needed.

    They decrease the inflammation in addition to stabilizing them.

    I also use them on my ankles at night for their pain.

    LIGHT*********carole
  7. crdmkr2004

    crdmkr2004 New Member

    I have found that I have not had to use them since I started taking Neurontin. I had carpal tunnel and tendonitis in both wrists all the way up to my elbows. I can't believe it but since I started taking Neurontin I haven't had to wear them and that has been 3 months now. I too used to wear them while I slept because of numbness and I would just make sure that they were a little looser than during the day because of water retention while you sleep.
    Just a suggestion, Good luck!!
  8. kaiasmom

    kaiasmom New Member

    I go through "phases" if you will. When my wrists are bad, usually for weeks or even months at a time, I have to wear them to bed & during the day.

    Leanne