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The Push Sports Thumb Brace offers a solution when there is continuous pain in the thumb as a result of overstretching the middle thumb joint (MCP-1) due to a ball injury or fall when skiing. The thumb brace stabilises the joint and this allows the affected ligaments to heal. The thumb cap protects the painful thumb against the impact of a ball, for example. The straps on the brace can be individually adjusted so that the user can restrict the extent of extension of the thumb. The straps also take up the slack that has been caused by the damage to the joint ligaments. The strap system runs diagonally and provides lateral support to the middle thumb joint. The remaining thumb joints and the wrist retain their freedom of movement. The thumb brace keeps the palm of the hand free and fits neatly under goalkeepers’ gloves or ski gloves. IMPORTANT. Correct use of your brace requires a detailed diagnosis of the cause of your pain complaints or instability. Always consult your GP, a physiotherapist or a specialist before applying the brace. PRODUCT BENEFITS. Offers effective support after overstretching or dislocation of the middle thumb joint (MCP-1) Offers an individually adjustable movement restriction; Has an exceptional position retention; Keeps the palm free for a good grip and good ball handling; Is easy to fasten with one hand; Fits into a skiing or goalkeepers glove; A contoured shell protects a painful thumb from outside impact. WHEN SHOULD YOU USE THE PUSH SPORTS THUMB BRACE? After overstretching or (partial) rupture of the ligament (inner side) of the middle thumb joint (MCP-1) (skier’s thumb); Distortion of the middle thumb joint (MCP-1); Instability in the middle thumb joint (MCP-1); ASSOCIATED SPORTS Basketball; Handball; Hockey; Rugby; Skiing; Tennis; Volleyball. Please note: Materials have not been tested against salt or chlorine water, they may wear out quicker than braces not in contact with salt or chlorine water. This Medium, Right Thumb Brace fits 19cm - 22.5cm