How does a wrist Brace help with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Arthritis a absolute inconvenience in life. Am i right?

It's unfortunately very common affecting up to 10,000,000 people in the UK today.

Who's to say you won't be diagnosed with it 50 years from now or tomorrow?.

Nevermind being diagnosed with it perhaps your already suffering from the nuisance being arthritis.

wrist x ray with arthritis

 

So how does the wrist support actually help your rheumatoid arthritis, well the titan wrist support brace made to fit perfectly around your wrist and hand in which has one metal splint that keeps your hand and wrists ligaments in a position which will allow them to stay strong whilst completing daily tasks.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and swelling in your joints.

Autoimmune disease occurs when the synovium (a structure that keeps your joints lubricated so they can move without friction and pain) becomes inflamed, causing redness, swelling and pain. So to prevent this nasty pain all you need to do is try the wrist support in order to see results.

When the inflammation goes down, the synovium can now not hold your joint within the proper position, causing it to become unstable and allowing your joint to maneuver into unusual positions.

After repeated inflammations of this sort, the joint begins to wear away, making the arthritic symptoms worse and worse. Due to inflammations titan support realises that your joint area can swell and has adjustable straps to make it so that even whilst wearing a support brace you feel comfortable.

There are 3 different types of arthritis: osteoarthritis (OA): develops overtime as cartilage naturally wears down

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own tissues

Psoriatic arthritis: an inflammatory skin and joint disease

Posttraumatic arthritis (PA): occurs after an injury to the wrist

 What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?

After learning about what this condition is, many of you're probably wondering what you'll be able to do to forestall it.

With roughly 400,000 cases within the UK, autoimmune disease may be a fairly common condition, mostly affecting women and people over the age of 40.

That's to not say we all should not be careful, as this condition can affect just about anyone.

We all know of several factors that will boost your chances of developing the condition.

Among the foremost common causes are:

  • Smoking
  •  Eating large amounts of red meat
  •  Drinking coffee and caffeine

These factors are known to increase the risk of arthritic development, though there are a good range of other risk factors.

The foremost prevalent of those is genetic disposition, but again, this alone won't guarantee arthritis risk.

It's not all doom and gloom though, as there has been research suggesting a number of ways we will combat our arthritic risk. Rheumatoid arthritis has been found to be less common in those:

  • With a high intake of vitamin C
  • Who drink alcohol carefully
  • Who do not consume large amounts of red meat 

What does arthritis feel like?

Not everyone with arthritis will have the same symptoms. Development of symptoms depends on the sort of arthritis and how severe your condition is.

RA tends to supply long-lasting stiffness, swelling, and redness of the joints. People with RA can also feel fatigue, general discomfort, and lack of appetite.

Symptoms of autoimmune disease tend to point out themselves sporadically, coming and stepping into rotation over time. Varying from person to person, these symptoms will usually begin in a very restrained manner, showing themselves in a finger, a wrist or the balls of the feet intermittently. Common symptoms can include:

  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • irritability
  • Anaemia
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Rapid loss of joint function

Those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis also will often report their joints feeling stiff within the morning, and gradually loosening up over the day.

Mild Pain
With mild symptoms, you will have a tough time describing to your doctor exactly how your wrist feels. You will describe the pain as an unusual feeling deep within your wrist, or say that it simply hurts. you will also feel pain or irritation in your wrist when you:

  • turn a door handle
  • grip a racquet or golf club
  • twist the lid of a jar

People with mild arthritis also report that their wrist feels stiff within the morning. With rest, it's going to feel better by midday, but it can be painful again by night time.

Activity can even cause pain to come back and opt for days or weeks. Within these days and weeks with on and off pain something like a titan support brace will help to take away that annoying pain whilst still being able to get on with daily tasks.

Moderate Pain

With moderate arthritis in your wrist, you’re likely to inform your doctor you are feeling a coffee level of throbbing the least bit times.

Movement is also slightly restricted and daily tasks can also become tricky. you will even feel pain when you’re resting. Time may pass before another flare-up, but the flare-ups may be worse each time. This is why the splints in the wrist support are perfect for keeping a sort of structure to maintain strength within your wrist. 

Signs of the consequences of inflammation also will become more obvious. Your wrist may swell and be tender to the touch. 

Severe Pain

You might have severe arthritis if almost any activity hurts your wrist. For severe and chronic cases, you'll be able to still experience flare-ups, but the pain is often constant, even at rest.

You may also experience decreased motion within the area and a physical deformity is also more noticeable as your tissues agitate. You will not even want your doctor to the touch your wrist.

To avoid this situation you can start to wear the support brace and within upto 2 weeks you should be able to feel a noticeable change with a decrease in pain within your wrist.

The pain can even cause anxiety and depression, making it difficult to exercise or concentrate on other daily tasks.

Those of you with arthritis will know the symptoms well enough but for those who don't know here a brief outlook on them;

  • stiffness
  • weakness
  • swelling
  • limited range of movement
  • clicking, crackling or grinding sounds on movement

 

People with RA are more likely to have arthritis in their wrists. Over time, arthritis may make it hard to bend your wrists or perform daily activities and that's were a Wrist brace can help offering that added support and making more of them daily tasks possible.

Although the wrists are a common place to be affected you could suffer just as easily in the Elbows, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles, Feet and and even your Jaw.


 

arthritis wrist pain with a wrist brace

Wrist and Hand Splints

Wrist and hand splints are supports provided to people who need protection and support for painful, swollen or weak joints and their surrounding structures.

Their designs make sure you position your wrist and hands correctly.

There are two types of hand or wrist splint: splints used for resting joints of the wrist and hand splints used to support work done by the hands.

These splints are sometimes used for conditions other than arthritis, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Anyone who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis in their wrists doesn't have to be reminded how irritating and debilitating it may be.

The condition can cause joints to swell and become sensitive or maybe painful after time, turning what were once simple actions like writing, typing or picking up objects into difficult and even stressful ordeals.

There's hope though, because it doesn't need to be this way.

We at Titan Support Wear have created a guide to assist you to better understand rheumatoid arthritis, along with its causes and symptoms, so you'll be able to identify the condition sooner and takes steps to assist your wrists and other joints go back to full health. By strengthening  with splints within the brace you allow ligaments and tissues that once caused you pain to be free with movement with less to no more pain. 

I don't know about you but for the sake of wearing a wrist brace to get through daily tasks like cutting or even just relaxing this brace will help you to get through your pain.

preparing food with a Wrist Support Brace