TFCC Tear Wrist Splint
If in doubt, you should ALWAYS order NARROW.
The WristWidget® is designed to provide support to the radius and ulna which enables the TFCC to heal without surgery. Wendy Medeiros, the inventor, has focused exclusively on this injury since 2016 and has worked as a hand therapist since 1991. Her experience is your asset when it comes to the knowledge of and the healing of triangular fibrocartilage tears. The WristWidget® has gone through over 2000 variations and meticulous care to get it where it is today!
Made from soft cotton and hook & loop, it has no latex or chemicals. It can be worn in the water and the shower. It fits all wrists - whether left or right, large or small. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! The WristWidgett® is available in 4 stylish colors. The more you buy - the more you save!
Patent #8,398,573 B2
Read our reviews below - Add yours to help others if you're a WristWidget user!
Wide vs. Narrow straps
This version fits the most people the best. The strap nestles nicely into the wrist crease providing a great fit. If in doubt, you should ALWAYS order NARROW.
Wide WristWidget® - strap width: 1/2"
This was the original version and many of our early users like the fit.
Don't know which to order?
If this is your first WristWidget®, then order the narrow version.
In the image, wide is shown in blue, and narrow is shown in black.
Life would be rough without this tool. I would have to wear one of those large braces. Instead I wear the large one at night and the widget during the day. As a result I am rarely conscious of the injury/pain. When pain does crop up I do the exercises on the website. The widget is absolutely ingenious. I have been using this product for a number of years.
It was great and relieving my pain until I broke my foot while hiking. I had to use crutches for a few days which put a lot of pressure on my wrist. Unfortunately the pain and tightness reappeared.
Helped so much!
I had pain in my whole arm. It took a couple of weeks but makes a huge difference. I followed my doctors instructions and only remove for showering. I also loosen a bit for sleeping. Don’t know yet if I’ve healed.
Wrist widget review
For the most part the wrist widget has made it a lot easier to do things at times somewhat pain free. I wear one on both wrists off and on and for the most part they do help. Surprising how something so small can make a huge difference!
This helps my ulnar pain so much. I can even play golf with this on
Should have trusted my gut
I was eager to receive this because the OT swore it was the best and everyone she treated loved it. However, she didn't have one, but instead had a different type of wrap -Size L and it felt great on my injury. However, I went home and ordered the Wrist Widget in the large size. It never stays where I set the straps. I'm constantly messing with it. Should have got what I liked.
Thank you for your honest review. Let's see what's going on with your WristWidget. How long did you wear your therapist's wrap? Was it a WristWidget? You may be a member of a very elite and special group with a shallow wrist crease. If you didn't wear it very long at the therapist's office, you may not have created a sliding situation with it. I think you'll find this blog article very interesting: https://www.wristwidget.com/blogs/blog-archive/why-is-the-wristwidget-one-size-fits-most I have a couple of remedies for you to try which have helped those on whom it has a tendency to slide. I would like to send you a liner which has been very helpful. I look forward to hearing from you about your results with it. DeAnne email@example.com
Used 4 a year before we met , fixes problem with wrist can play golf again, this wrist widget works 4 me, great product
the Wrist Widget was very helpful
Excellent. My physical therapist recommended it and it started helping stabilize my wrist right away.
Skeptical, but it works!
I love the wrist widget. I had a different type of sprain, so I wear it backwards, but it has been a lifesaver. I wear it 24 hours a day (except when showering), and am doing some strengthening exercises to rehab my wrist. This is a great tool!
I didn’t expect it to work, but the pain in my wrist diminished tremendously.
Simple yet so effective!
My physiotherapist recommended I purchase a WristWidget and I'm happy I listened! I wasn't able to swing a golf club without pain and instability but now I'm golfing several times a week with the WristWidget. It also provides great support while doing work around the yard. It's sturdy, comfortable and easy to maintain. I highly recommend for those who need it!
Uncomfortable, scratchy and did not help.
Hi! Thank you for your feedback. When one doesn't feel immediate relief from the WristWidget it is usually because the injury is NOT a TFCC injury. This is why we stress the importance of doing the Weight Bearing Test - which accurately diagnoses a TFCC injury. If it is a different injury, then it will require a different treatment. Our goal is a healed wrist. Please complete an injury assessment at https://bit.ly/ww-injury if you would like a consultation on your case. We're here to help.
Nice try, but didn't work
I liked the idea of smaller, less-cumbersome braces, as these are. But, bottom line: they provided no support. Went back to the big, bulky braces. Service and follow-up: A+ Product: F
Thank you for the A+ service/follow-up rating. The purpose of the WristWidget is to prevent the radius and ulna from separating which allows the TFCC to heal without pressure or compression.
Better than I expected. Dr. recommended, so I was sure it would fix/cure my sore wrist, but, pain free in only a week. Will continue use, as Dr. directed (only when playing golf & woodworking hobby), for a few more months.
Experience with wrist widget
The Wrist Widget did not work for me. It did not provide enough stability to prevent pain when moving my wrist. Information on your web page was helpful and did resolve the issue of the Wrist Widget sliding out of position. My therapist ended up making me a brace which add stability to my wrist but still in pain and not healed.
Thank you for your honest feedback. I'm happy that you were able to stop the sliding. However, I'm not happy that you're still in pain. Our goal is a healed wrist. I'd like to know more about your wrist injury. Would you please complete an injury assessment (https://bit.ly/ww-injury) for us? Let's see if we can't get it feeling better for you. Our team has nearly 40 years of experience working with wrist injuries. We're here to help!
Only had the WristWidget about 10 days now, feeling better
Healing is underway, but I'm not yet 100%. I'm wearing it most of the day, and cinch it up a bit when playing tennis, and it's pretty pain free--just a bit sore for a few hours after tennis. A month ago, it was painful to play tennis, or to move my wrist afterwards. It is still painful if I play catch with a baseball with my son, unless I pronate my wrist. Throwing a baseball was never painful to me before my TFCC injury. Before getting the WristWidget, I did use sports tape as suggested below and above the Ulna bone, and found it did help. But it wasn't convenient or comfortable, and the adhesive eventually irritates my skin, so the WristWidget is definitely worth getting.
Skeptical at first, quite amazed that it works and my wrist don't hurt that much compared to the past.
went for tfcc debridement (right) surgery in 2014 but never felt back to normal or comfortable. now also using it on left wrist due to pains when turning doorknobs and some weight lifting exercises. bought 2 wristwidgets for tennis and gym ever since and it has made exercise more painless, although my right wrist feels alright on some days and i don’t use it. Bought the narrow version this time and it does not slip down over the ulnar bone as much as the original version.
It has been fabulous in assisting with the rehabilitation of my wrist that I injured in a front on auto collision. I had been receiving chiropractic adjustments that were simply not helping. I found a physical therapist who recommends the Wrist Widget as a temporary device to assist in the healing and rehab of wrist injuries. As soon as I put it on I experienced a huge difference in pain reduction overall especially with assisting with repetitive movement. The ability to pick up weighted objects and to move and flex my wrist in a variety of positions. It continues to be a valued part of my rehab that I am so appreciative of.
Immensely helpful in continuing activities using the wrist. Stabilises the area and allows movement and range of motion. I wear it basically all the time, don't notice any restriction, have less pain and more confidence in my wrist. I don't have a diagnosed TFCC tear, but some of the symptoms are consistent with my wrist, so I use this to hedge my bets. In all cases, my wrist feels better when I wear it