RSI (Repeated strain injury) happens when an action or movement is repeated consistently without resting the body part involved properly. This can affect many different joints in the body, but the wrist in particular is vulnerable to it. Resting can help to an extent, but without proper management of the injury, it can recur later down the track.
Wearing an RSI wrist brace helps to provide active support to relieve the symptoms and speed up recovery while also reducing the strain on the joint. Bauerfeind excel in RSI wrist treatment with the use of medical-grade supports that utilise the very best that German engineering has to offer.
RSI in the wrist most often occurs during extended periods of use, even if it's not excessive. This could be anything from holding a screwdriver the wrong way while you do some work around the house, or holding a heavier pan for too long in the kitchen. It might even be the way you carry your bag.
Simply put, Bauerfeind have set the global standard for medical braces, compression and insoles. Using the highest quality materials to construct decades-refined products that have been clinically proven to address a vast range of issues. There's no substitute for quality, and Bauerfeind have that from the simplest strap to the largest brace.
Bauerfeind's high quality construction and design mean that all of our products go the distance, especially when cared for properly. Below is a rough outline of how long products last before they start to lose their effectiveness over time.
Compression Stockings - 6 to 9 months of daily wear
Braces & supports - 1 to two years of daily wear
Insoles - 9 to 12 months of daily wear
It's important to note that this is a rough guideline, and each person's usage and general care can change the longevity of the product either way
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).