Best Braces For Skier's Thumb

WHAT IS SKIER'S THUMB?

 

Hands and wrists are at high risk while skiing due to the close contact with the ski pole. The thumb can get caught in the ski pole strap and pull away from the hand causing a ligament tear. 

Skier’s thumb (also known as Gamekeeper’s thumb) occurs as a result of damage or trauma to the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb.

This condition most commonly occurs from skiing (hence its name) and can account for up to 10% of skiing injuries. Those with skier’s thumb may find it difficult to grasp and hold onto objects.

 

WHY SHOULD I WEAR A BRACE FOR SKIER'S THUMB?


Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports and braces with medical-grade compression target the symptoms of skier’s thumb to provide pain relief and stability. With velcro fastenings, the support can be conveniently taken on and off at any time.

To recover from Skier’s thumb, we recommend the Rhizoloc Thumb Stabiliser. The RhizoLoc also helps you to continue with everyday activities such as gripping or picking up objects without experiencing major strains or limitations.

To prevent wrist sprains, we recommend our Sports Wrist Support. If you are suffering from a wrist injury, we recommend Manutrain Wrist Support which is designed to soothe pain and accelerate healing.

 

     

    Best Braces For Skier's Thumb

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    RhizoLoc Thumb Stabiliser

    A thumb splint for stabilisation of the thumb saddle when skiing.

    $119.35 - Buy Here

    If you’re suffering from Skier’s Thumb, trigger thumb or arthritis the RhizoLoc thumb splint will offer effective stabilisation and relief.

    The orthosis boasts an individually adaptable aluminum stay which stabilises the thumb saddle. This allows for optimal healing of the affected ligaments.

    The RhizoLoc sits securely in an anatomically correct and comfortable position on the hand for effective therapy.

     


    HOW TO TREAT PAIN CAUSED BY SKIER’S THUMB

    • Rest and brace supports. In the early phases of rehab, it is beneficial for the thumb to be placed in a lightweight brace to facilitate healing.
    • Physical therapy. Once it is cleared by a doctor or physiotherapist, exercises may be prescribed to assist with the strengthening of the internal structures.
    • Anti-inflammatory medicines. Medications may be prescribed by your doctor to ease pain and inflammation.
    • Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.

     

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