How to choose your wrist brace


What is a wrist brace?

A wrist brace is a piece of equipment that supports your wrist. To be effective, the support must be flexible while providing strength through good compression. Strengthening the joint and keeping it in line with the axis of the hands, the wrist support limits traumatic movements.

In addition to its compressive role, a good wrist support should be comfortable: we recommend you choose one that consists of a weave that wicks away perspiration such as the Aptonia wrist support.

Before making your choice, we recommend you also consult a doctor.

The preventive (or proprioceptive) wrist support

From the perspective of prevention, the proprioceptive wrist support stimulates the joint and thus makes your brain more aware of it. This piece of sports equipment you slip on is ideal when resuming an activity.

For this type of support, we recommend the Aptonia S100 wrist support.

The flexible wrist support

The flexible wrist brace acts to support your joint. It can have different tightening systems (adjustment band or tightening ring with strap) and the elasticity of this sports brace supports the wrist in line with the degree of protection you require.

For this type of support, we recommend the Aptonia S200 wrist support and wrist strap.

The rigid wrist support

The rigid wrist support acts as a guide for your joint. It means you can practise sport while supporting and limiting traumatising wrist movements using rigid inner and flexible outer reinforcements. The adhesive strips it's made of make it possible to adapt the support it provides to your needs.

For this type of support, we recommend the Aptonia S500 wrist support.

How to choose the size of your wrist support

To work out your size, take a flexible tape measure, wrap it around your forearm 5 cm above the wrist and measure the circumference. If the measurement is between:

·      15.5 and 18.5 cm: choose size 1

·      18.5 and 21.5cm: choose size 2


This information is provided for general information purposes only and in no case replaces a medical consultation. For increased safety, seek your doctor’s advice before use.

Philippe Bouviala
Product manager
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