In a recent article on Prevention magazine’s website, Anderson shared his story about his use of wrist wraps for treatment. He was an active athlete with chronic pain and a regular visit to his doctor seemed to go unrewarded. At one point he even considered quitting but he didn’t want to risk his safety. He went to his doctor’s office and was advised that if the pain was not that chronic then there might be no use for the wraps. He started them anyway.
The forearm region is the site of the tensest nerves in the body and when you get a whiplash injury this means that the force on the nerve can cause some damage. The wrist wrap works by creating a cushion between the skin and the bone, thereby reducing the pressure that is put on this sensitive area. As the pressure is reduced, the pain goes away. Wearing a wrist wrap has helped to make the pain manageable and the forearm region more mobile.
There are other uses for this therapeutic bracelet. It can be used to help prevent swelling and to soothe and calm frayed nerves. Because it is meant to be used on the outside of the body, it can be used for sports-related pain management and for pain related to menstruation, childbirth or pregnancy.
I had a client who suffered from tennis elbow. She felt the pain all the time but didn’t have any clue what was causing it. She took anti-inflammatory medication and other things but the wrist wrap was very effective in reducing the pain. I also put cream on her wrist after she got it wrapped and it really improved the condition of her elbow. I have been using these wraps for years to help relieve tennis elbow symptoms and I notice that my patients tend to get relief faster than they did before. There are a lot more sports-related injuries that are treated through these wrist wraps.
Another client, a man, had scoliosis. He couldn’t do normal activities because his back was suffering from the pain and the only thing that helped him to compensate was a good wrist and arm therapy. When he started using the therapy, he found that the pain dissipated and now he participates in all of his favorite sports again. It made a world of difference for him and he would recommend this therapy to others.
People sometimes wonder if wearing these wraps will cause pain. The answer is no, they won’t cause any pain, if anything, because they are meant to reduce the pain you are feeling. You should try them on and see how you like them, you may be surprised at how good they feel. The therapy has helped thousands of people who were suffering from the pain of one type or another. It doesn’t matter if you are suffering from migraine headaches, back pain or neck pain; the therapy will work for you.