How do I stop the SaeboGlove from irritating the bone in my wrist near the base of my thumb?

This article will address how to avoid the SaeboGlove's plastic wrist spiral from hitting or rubbing your large wrist bone (the radial head), located near the base of your thumb.

1. The SaeboGlove sliding down and butting up against the bone is the most common reason for this. Listed below are some tips to help.

  • Reposition your SaeboGlove as proximally (in the direction of your shoulder) as possible. 
  • Re tighten the forearm and hand straps as securely as you can. If these are loose, the non slip gel liner won't be as effective. 
  • If the above doesn't help, you may consider using Dycem (a non slip material) around the forearm before putting the SaeboGlove on. 

2. Check that the sizing of the SaeboGlove is correct. 

  • The fingers should go as close to the end of the material liner as possible. If you can't do this, the material liner may be too small. 
  • The material liner should fit down to the webspace between each finger. If this isn't possible, the material liner may be too small. 
  • If you have excess material at the tips of the fingers and it is baggy around the fingers, the material liner may be too big. 
  • The plastic wrist splint ideally shouldn't extend past the edges of the top of the hand. If it does, this is an indicator it is too large. 

If you are unsure about the fit of your SaeboGlove please contact our Support Team for advice.