TFCC Wrist Brace
Introducing the TFCC Wrist Brace for Triangular FibroCartilage Complex (TFCC) injuries and tears, designed specifically to support the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage of an injured TFCC while it heals.
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Product UsesWearing the Body Helix TFCC Wrist Brace stabilizes the tissues of the Triangular FibroCartilage Complex (TFCC), providing pain relief and supporting the structures of the TFCC while they heal. Latex and rubber free, the TFCC Brace offers 24/7 support and stability for both peripheral and Central TFCC tears, making it the best brace for TFCC tear injuries.
Wear it during sports and exercise, while you are going about your day, and even while you sleep. Adjust the pressure according to your activity and the support you need. The nylon and cotton fabric offer firm yet comfortable support. For those with a smaller wrist, the ends of the TFCC brace can be easily trimmed for a better fit.
The Triangular FibroCartilage Complex connects the bones in your forearm with the bones in your wrist and helps stabilize, support and cushion your wrist. The TFCC is load-bearing, meaning that it remains under stress and has to bear weight often. It stabilizes the wrist, allowing it to move in six different directions, enabling you to rotate your wrist and grip objects tightly.
When you swing a racket, a bat, or a similar object your wrist is in a prime position to tear your TFCC. Repetitive motions (such as swinging a bat or racket) can also break down the tissues that make up the TFCC, leading to chronic degeneration of the TFCC tissue.
Other instances that may cause an acute injury or tear of your TFCC include falling on your wrist, twisting your wrist while weight-bearing, fracturing your wrist, and degeneration of the tissues as you age. These injuries and tears result in pain on the ulnar "pinky" side of your hand.
Symptoms on an injured or torn TFCC include:
- Your grip is weaker than normal
- Your wrist is unstable
- Your wrist constantly clicks or pops as you move your hand
- You have difficulty rotating your wrist (limited range of motion)
- It is painful getting up from a chair by using your hands to push yourself up
- Grabbing the bottom of a table or desk with your palms facing up is painful
- Your fingers curve out toward your pinkie when letting your forearm relax
What is the difference in styles?
The Body Helix TFCC Wrist Brace is the best brace for TFCC tear injuries. It is specific to TFCC degeneration and tears. It will not help with other wrist injuries which may require a different sleeve or wrap.