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What size Evoshield thumb guard should I get?

What size Evoshield thumb guard should I get?

4.5″ x 4.5″
Prevents thumb and ulnar collateral ligament injuries. Gel-to-Shell™ technology rapidly evolves the soft gel pad into a protective shield. Size: small (youth) = 4.25″ x 3.5″ Size: large (adult) = 4.5″ x 4.5″

What is Catchers thumb?

The Catcher’s Thumb is a preventative splint to be used on your glove hand. The Catcher’s Thumb works by protecting the second joint in the thumb from hyper-extending (getting “thumbed”). Most catchers get “thumbed” when a ball is foul tipped directly back into your thumb, either causing a hyper-extension or a bruise.

How are Evoshield wrist guards measured?

In a seated position, with your foot at a 90-degree angle to the floor, measure the distance in inches from the center of your kneecap to the bend of your ankle. WRIST GUARDS: Measure the circumference around your wrist in inches. Refer to the sizing guide to determine the size that best fits your wrist.

Do catchers hands hurt?

Researchers found catchers were more likely than other players to have hand weakness, with 44% of catchers reporting this symptom compared with 7% of infielders and 17% of outfielders. Catchers also reported more symptoms of weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain in their gloved hands (56%) vs.

Do MLB catchers wear thumb guards?

Do MLB catchers wear thumb guards? Absolutely. The EvoShield Thumb Guard is inexpensive given the protection it gives.

How do you treat catcher’s thumb?


  1. Rest. Try not use your hand for at least 48 hours.
  2. Ice. Apply ice immediately after the injury to keep the swelling down.
  3. Compression. Wear an elastic compression bandage to reduce swelling.
  4. Elevation. As often as possible, rest with your hand raised up higher than your heart.

Why does my thumb hurt when I play catcher?

Catchers’ Thumb Injury A somewhat similar injury known as catchers’ thumb or mallet thumb occurs when a force causes hyperextension of the upper interphalangeal joint of the thumb, such as when a catcher is “thumbed” by a foul ball tipped directly back or when a soccer player is kicked in the tip of his or her thumb.

How do you cure catcher’s thumb?