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  • fluffystew commented on zimitt's instructable Night Brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome3 months ago
    Night Brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    I bought a traditional wrist brace for $20 and then made this one for my other wrist at a cost of $1.25 for a 1 litre bottle of Dasani (I couldn't find the 591 ml ones but also thought it might not fit). I cut a bit more off the top than shown (not deliberately but it worked out well). I wish I had cut less off the bottom so it would be a bit longer but it still limits the movement the same as the other wrist brace. I used some thick craft wool I had on hand instead of the polar fleece. One tip: use a small safety pin as a substitute needle to make the lacing go faster. I wasn't able to put the air holes in as I couldn't figure out how to get the hole punch further down the plastic but it doesn't seem to matter. I have to say I prefer the homemade version to the regular wrist suppo...see more »I bought a traditional wrist brace for $20 and then made this one for my other wrist at a cost of $1.25 for a 1 litre bottle of Dasani (I couldn't find the 591 ml ones but also thought it might not fit). I cut a bit more off the top than shown (not deliberately but it worked out well). I wish I had cut less off the bottom so it would be a bit longer but it still limits the movement the same as the other wrist brace. I used some thick craft wool I had on hand instead of the polar fleece. One tip: use a small safety pin as a substitute needle to make the lacing go faster. I wasn't able to put the air holes in as I couldn't figure out how to get the hole punch further down the plastic but it doesn't seem to matter. I have to say I prefer the homemade version to the regular wrist support - it does the job without feeling constricting and is lighter and more comfortable overall. Ingenious!

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