What is Carpel tunnel wrist brace?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic brace

A wrist brace can help correct posture and prevent flare-ups of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is useful to wear when doing activities that involve extensive use of your hand. These actions can include computer work, household chores, cooking or carpentry.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Carpal tunnel syndrome 30 2
Pain 20 0
Arthritis pain 14 1
Hypermobility syndrome 4 0
Numbness in fingers 3 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carpel tunnel wrist brace

Side effect Patients
Itchy rash 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Carpel tunnel wrist brace

Dosage Patients
1other as needed 3
daily 2
1 other daily 1
8 hr daily 1
12 hr daily 1
0other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Carpel tunnel wrist brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Carpel tunnel wrist brace

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Carpel tunnel wrist brace

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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2 patient evaluations for Carpel tunnel wrist brace

Aug 29, 2011 (Started Feb 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in arm(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness in fingers)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: During the day I wear it when I type. I only have one and can't always find it. lso, makes typing more of a burden.

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Feb 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for numbness in fingers)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in arm(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Wear the brace at night while sleeping and during naps. Can also use during day if needed.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right hand and wrist)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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