Rheumatism is a very common condition. Rheumatism is a collective name for 100 different chronic conditions. Rheumatism causes pain and stiffness in the muscles, joints and tendons.
About 2.5 million Dutch people experience long-term (chronic) rheumatic complaints. Most of these complaints are idiopathic, meaning that the cause is unknown. Rheumatism cannot be cured today, but it can be treated with therapies, medicines and various aids. A mix of these three is certainly possible.
When we talk about Rheumatism, it is also referred to as Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatism is an autoimmune disease. The body produces antibodies to protect the body against diseases. However, in an autoimmune disease, antibodies are produced that turn against the body, in this case within the wrist joint. As a result, the tissue within the wrist is seen as "foreign" and the joint will be damaged.
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Rheumatism at the wrist occurs at many different ages, from young to old. A common statement is that rheumatism is hereditary. However, it does not come about just like that. There are several causes that can cause rheumatism. However, there are still many studies going on how Rheumatism "exactly" arises. Until now, we know that the immune system can become disrupted by, for example, excessive stress on the wrist, bacterial infections or stress.
With rheumatism, it is important that advice is sought from a specialist, often the GP who can prescribe medicines for you. The doctor will refer you to a medical specialist for movement exercises.
A brace can also provide extra support in daily operations with your wrist. As a result, the wrist is less likely to become overloaded. For the support that suits you, ProBrace offers you the following preferred braces:
If you are unsure about which wrist brace is best for rheumatism, please contact a ProBrace specialist. We are trained to give advice and to measure (wrist) braces and (wrist) bandages . So, are you not sure? Get in touch with us. Here you will only find selected wrist braces for all shapes and sizes and we understand that the overview is quickly lost and you do not have 100% certainty about which wrist brace is the right one.