Woman with wrist injury

Getting injured can be frustrating for a whole range of reasons, whether it’s the pain and discomfort, the long recovery time, or most of all, when you can’t get on with your normal day to day routine. Our specialists are often asked -  can I exercise with a wrist injury? And although a wrist injury can feel minor, it’s critical to wear the right support garment if you’re going to return to exercise. 

Exercising with a wrist injury

An injured wrist makes it incredibly difficult to exercise or play sport safely, whether it’s a simple mild sprain or a complex fracture. Putting pressure on the wrist when you have injuries puts you at greatly increased risk of further, potentially permanent damage. This doesn’t always mean you can’t do anything though.

Supporting the wrist with a splint or support is an excellent way to protect your wrist and still exercise, and helps to recover the injury faster, as well as allow you to stay in shape during your recovery. 

Finding the right support

There’s a wide range of products out there and finding one that’s right for you can be tricky. Bauerfeind has a selection of wrist braces designed to support and protect the wrist at every level of injury, each using our perfect fit system to help you recover quicker. 

Below is a quick outline of which supports are best for which injuries, to get you set for exercise and sports no matter the injury.

Sports Wrist Strap

This is great for milder injuries like small sprains, niggles and soreness after activity. Best worn with racquet sports like tennis and squash as a preventative measure.

ManuTrain Wrist Support

The ManuTrain is one of the most versatile wrist supports, and is ideal for treating a wide range of issues, from mild sprains and swelling to chronic problems. Inbuilt gel supports and a removable splint mean it’s great for using both during exercise and normal day to day life. The comfortable weave makes it suitable for any lifestyle.

ManuLoc Wrist Brace

The ManuLoc is a lightweight fully adjustable wrist splint, perfect for treating fractures, tendon and muscle tears, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. This brace is perfect for exercising in when you’re recovering and trying to rebuild strength in the wrist.

 Woman wearing wrist brace while skiing

Wrist injury recovery

When recovering from a wrist injury, it’s important to keep the brace on, even after the pain goes away and injury seems to recover. This will ensure the wrist is completely back to normal, as well as to minimise the risk of re-injury. Wearing the right brace alongside treatment by a physiotherapist is the best way to ensure you can still exercise and play sport with a wrist injury and have the best chance at recovery. 

To read more on managing a wrist injury while playing sport: Wrist Injury in Sport

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Bauerfeind products are developed at our innovation and manufacturing facility in Zeulenroda, Germany. Based on years of scientific research, our award-winning braces and support garments are highly recommended by medical professionals and athletes worldwide.

For assistance selecting the right product for your needs, book a video consultation with a Bauerfeind expert: Book Video Call, or call us on 1300 668 466


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