The 3pp CMCcare Thumb Brace
is a lightweight and waterproof thumb support brace that provides firm targeted support to the base of the thumb. This thin, molded brace with an open palm design stabilizes the CMC joint and reduces pain.
The 3pp CMCcare Thumb Brace is designed with an embedded stay that allows the brace to conform around the first metacarpal to restore correct alignment. The firm molded, latex-free thermoplastic brace features smooth rounded edges, which are gently flared to reduce pressure over the web space. The strap is adjustable at both ends and allows the user to determine the proper fit for stability and all-day comfort. The slim, open-design thumb support brace can be worn under gloves and allows the wrist, fingers, and thumb to move freely. The 3pp Cozy Liner is included for even more comfort. The liner is made of specially designed materials and adds an extra layer of cushioning without adding any bulk or changing the fit of the brace.
The 3pp CMCcare Thumb Brace is designed to fit all thumbs, but it was specially designed to work best for those whose thumbs have a “swan-neck” deformity. When the brace is properly fitted, it keeps the base of the thumb bone and the wrist bone it connects to from grinding on each other and causing pain when gripping or pinching. While there are other similar thumb braces available, the 3pp CMCcare Thumb Brace has a more slim, open design, and effectively reduces thumb pain by holding the thumb securely in just the right position.
The edges of the brace can be carefully trimmed with scissors, but this is not the recommended fitting method. The manufacturer recommends a therapist or other health care provider trained in fitting braces use a heating tool to curve edges away to relieve tight areas. To find a certified hand therapist in your area, please visit www.htcc.org/find-a-cht. Each 3pp CMCcare Thumb Brace comes with one extra strap and a 3pp Cozy Liner.
3pp Replacement Straps are available for purchase in sets of 3 straps. The 3pp Cozy Liner cushions the interior and edges of the brace, and are available for purchase in Packages of 5 Cozy Liners. For users with thin skin or thumb bones that are enlarged from arthritis, the soft 3pp Gel Mate Silicone Gel Sheet can be added for padding and cushioning support. The 3pp Gel Mate Silicone Gel Sheet is sold separately on this website.
3pp CMCcare Thumb Brace Instructions
3pp CMCcare Thumb Brace Specifications:
- Choose size: Left or Right, Small, Medium, or Large.
- Measure: Length from web space to wrist crease.
- Sizes: Small fits 2 - 2.5 inches, Medium fits 2.5 - 3 inches, Large fits 3 - 3.5 inches.
- Materials: Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU).
- Care: Use mild detergent to hand wash or machine wash in a small mesh laundry bag. Remove the strap and wash separately; lay flat to dry.
- Model: P2014.