Monday, April 07, 2014

The Futuro™ Night Wrist Sleep Support for Carpal Tunnel

Do you suffer from numbness in your fingers or joint pain in your wrists? You may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and you may be suffering unnecessarily. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is actually quite common in Australia and impacts people's daily lives, reducing the number and variety of activities people feel comfortable doing.

For many, many years, I have suffered with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both arms. This means from time to time my pointer finger and my thumb go completely numb, seemingly for no reason at all. At first it was just annoying - no one likes pins and needles, right? But as the years have passed it has become quite a worry as the episodes increase in length and frequency.

I suffer more in my left hand than my right hand, for some reason, so for the purpose of this review, I tested the Futuro™ Night Wrist Sleep Support on my left hand.

It was recommended I try the wrist support for at least a week; I ended up trying it for two weeks because it took a little getting used to. You see, I tend to sleep with my hand in this position...

Most often my hand is tucked under my chin, just like this, putting pressure on the median nerve and making my pointer finger and my thumb go all numb and/or with pin and needles. I wake up with numb fingers almost every. single. day. It is not at all what I call fun!

So, I gave the Futuro™ Night Wrist Sleep Support a go for a couple of weeks...

As you can see, what the wrist support does is gently positions my hand and wrist to prevent pressure being put on the median nerve. It's rather brilliant really, in its effective simplicity! There are deep cushioning beads on the inside so my hand lays in a nature slightly curved, relaxed position on a soft pillow inside the support. At the same time it is resting against a firm splint to prevent me from adopting my habitual folded wrist position. I didn't wake up with numb fingers at all during the two week trial, not once! I really liked the slim-line design with air holes to allow air circulation so the supported didn't feel heavy or hot to wear. Though I wore the support on my left hand, it can be worn on either hand.

I'm quite excited to have found this product because I know people who have required surgery for their Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as they were getting to the point where they would drop items they were carrying because their fingers would suddenly go numb, or they would have shooting pains in their wrist. I am happy to wear a non-intrusive wrist support while I sleep to prevent aggravating the condition during the night, if it means being pain free when I'm awake and possibly avoiding surgery!

The Futuro™ Night Wrist Sleep Support is part of the 3M Futuro Therapeutic range, which includes the wrist support for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Futuro™ Night Plantar Fasciitis Sleep Support for treating Plantar Fasciitis - you can find those products here. The Futuro™ Night Wrist Sleep Support is also available at all leading pharmacies and retails for $69.95.

Disclosure: I have received complimentary products and fee payments to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions expressed are purely my own.

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