Bullseye Wrist Brace Reviews
The Bullseye Brace® Wrist Band is an orthopedic product specifically designed to help treat and relieve pain from TFCC injuries, ulnar-sided wrist pain (outside, near the pinky finger), and DRUJ instability and was first introduced in 2017.
In this Bullseye Wrist Brace review, I’ll be discussing what my thoughts on wearing this brace for long periods of time, how comfortable it is and how well it did to help heal my TFCC tear.
What is it?
So let’s begin with what exactly the Bullseye Brace is and is not.
Simply put, it’s a brace that puts concentrated compression on your wrist bones and pulls them together so they can heal, all the while by not putting any pressure on your ulna head which usually cause severe pain in tear victims.
This is a very specialized brace and is usually prescribed by a doctor rather than for people just looking to relieve their wrist pain. Although you can do that too.
The brace is made from nylon with a “non-elastic performance material” for the padding for comfort that also helps control sweating.
The little “O” ring you see in the pictures is made from a soft silicone gel so that it is super comfortable and doesn’t place any real pressure on the ulna head.
The best thing about the Bullseye is that it can help to not only alleviate pain, but it can also help heal or speed up healing for most ulnar-sided injuries without the need for surgery.
What is is not meant for is for things like carpal tunnel, wrist fractures or splinting.
This brace can be washed. For best results hand wash in warm water with a bit of laundry soap, although I have even used dish washing detergent with no ill effects on the band. Then simply let it air dry.
The padded part of the wrist band will absorb sweat, and although this may keep your wrist feeling more comfortable, if you wait too long to wash this it really can begin to smell. So wash it every other day or until you can’t stand the smell, lol.
There are 3 different sizes of this wrist and, and getting the right size does matter. The sizes include XS: 4 – 5.5 inches. S/M: 5.5 – 7 inches. L/XL: 7 – 8.5 inches. If you are between sizes, most people find the smaller size fits better.
The Bullseye is super comfortable to wear, and yes I have worn one. The padded neoprene material is soft and feels great on your wrist. I didn’t sweat a lot while I was wearing this so I can’t comment on the “wicking” effect it is supposed to have.
But overall the design and materials make this something you can wear all day and not feel like you’re actually wearing a medical instrument. Even when I was gaming my wrist felt comfortable in this.
I also found I had a full range of motion in my wrists unlike wearing a splint or “true” wrist brace. This made it much easier to still do things like answer the phone or drive.
Does it Work?
The short answer is yes, this will help you heal as well as alleviate pain associated with certain hand injuries, specifically TFCC injuries, ulnar-sided wrist pain (outside, near the pinky finger), and DRUJ instability.
But as always, see a specialist! They will be very up front with you about the type of injury you have as well as which brace can help you the most.
And for these specific injuries, I highly recommend either the Bullseye or the Wrist Widget. I wouldn’t even look at anything else.
It can take up to three months to be fully healed from most hand injuries, and even then some patients never completely heal.
So if you do have a tear or other injury, take it seriously and definitely use one of these braces to speed up healing and preventing further problems.