Your wrist is a collection of many bones and joints that let you use your hands in many different ways. The wrist allows the full range of motion that you exercise on a daily basis, and at the same time, your wrist provides the strength you need for heavy gripping. There are 15 bones that form connections from the end of the forearm to the hand, of which 8 are carpal bones that form the wrist. These bones are grouped in two rows that serve different functions. The crux of understanding the elbow lies in understanding the interaction between the elbow, forearm and wrist. Effective use of our hands (a big part of what makes us human), requires stable, painless elbow joints. The elbow bones include the upper arm bone, the larger bone of the forearm, and the smaller bone of the forearm. The elbow is a hinge joint which means that it can bend and straighten out just like a hinge does.
Thanks to their ability to fit any part of the patient’s anatomy and the elasticity of the material, VISSCO elbow supports take the shape of anatomical contours very well. They exert a slight compression on the affected painful parts of the joint and provide relief. Scientific studies have also demonstrated the biomechanical effect of the supports: Fully unconscious reflexes support or improve the perception of the actual position and exertion status of the joint, thus stabilizing it very accurately by activating the corresponding muscles. Scientists call this unconscious reflex “the proprioceptive effect” of joint supports. In the final analysis, the joint’s fine motor movements are improved and protected at the same time.
Thanks to their ability to fit any part of the patient’s anatomy and the elasticity of the material, VISSCO wrist supports take the shape of anatomical contours very well. They exert a slight compression on the affected painful parts of the joint and provide relief. VISSCO offers two different types of wrist supports:
1. Supports with a brace or splint on the flexor side that covers the entire joint to immobilize it or prevent extreme movement. These supports are suitable for the treatment of all kinds of pain caused by osteoarthritis or other conditions.
2. Elastic supports that wrap around the entire wrist, and supports the joint without restricting movement. These bandages are often worn while playing tennis and various other ball games as a preventative measure. Do not apply VISSCO supports to a newly injured joint before a physician has examined it.