This was my first carpal tunnel wrist brace (I purchased the smaller right-handed brace not the full-length support with additional immobilizer support within). My subtraction of one star for this item has entirely to do with the booklet that comes with it. There are a number of sentence issues throughout but I will only focus on the instructions provided for exercise which are probably would be the most beneficial item with the wrist brace as there many similar devices that would provide the same benefits, otherwise: for example: exercise 4) Tennis Ball Grip Strengthening; you are instructed to squeeze the tennis ball as hard as you can for two seconds and release... and to perform 8 sets of 10 repetitions, which sounds absolutely insane since every other exercise has a maximum of 30 repetitions of anything. A set in this case should be an entire hold and release combined. This sounds like they want us to do 8 sets or 10 sets, it seems highly unlikely they want us to do 80 repetitions which is exactly what this sentence suggests. Really the word set shouldn't be used at all since a second exercise is not being introduced, a set should include both, a repetition... exactly what it sounds like: the repetition of a single one. There's also the 6) Wrist Lift exercise which begins Start this exercise with your elbow bent at a right angle... and shows an image of an arm extended completely straight out and extended, not bending their elbow at all, so I am left to come up with the exercise entirely on my own whether or not the author intends me to bend my elbow or not: do I follow the instructions as SHOWN or follow the instructions as WRITTEN, since they are two opposing ideas. This is otherwise a terrific product, very comfortable and the exercise instructions might even be helpful if followed the way they were intended to be although I'm not convinced they were written the way they were intended to be read. I'm also not entirely convinced that the Wrist Flex should be held for 15-30 seconds for each of 10 times... this is an enormous time window considering how painful this - in particular - exercise can be. This seems like exactly the sort of motion that might exacerbate the problem in my opinion... I'd aim for the lowest time suggested in this case and possibly suggest not trying to stretch much at all.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]