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.
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