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Charlize Theron Revealed Why She Was Wearing a Thumb Brace on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Charlize Theron was showing her ‘bionic hand’ photo on Twitter, just before appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Charlize Theron thumb brace

The black thumb guard was the first topic of conversation on the show, with the actress joking that she’s now a, ‘professional bowler.’

The 44-year old South Africa native revealed she injured herself while filming her new movie The Old Guard on Monday night.

“This is so stupid. I did an action movie and I tore the ligament off the bone fighting a… oh, that’s cool?” Theron said, as the crowd started to applaud.

When asked if it was a ‘custom glove,’ Theron joked that, ‘common folk have it,’ before describing it a bit.

“It’s like a fabric and they molded it for hours around. It’s hard for girls to put arms through sleeves though,” she said.

The actress has been, ‘walking around with this injury for two months,’ adding she filmed The Old Guard after shooting Fast & Furious 9.

“I’ve been walking around with this injury for two months. I didn’t know it was anything. I was just like toughen up,” she said.

She added that she was told her digit was, ‘basically floating around,’ which lead to her getting the black glove.

Theron was on the show to promote her two new movies, The Addams Family, where she plays Morticia Addams, and Bombshell, where she plays Megyn Kelly.

Bombshell depicts Kelly and the other women at Fox News who blew the whistle on the behavior of Roger Ailes, leading to his downfall.

When asked if Kelly was aware of her portrayal, Theron stated, “No, she’s fully aware of this. It’s interesting when you make a movie like this.”

“You want to be respectful to your sources. I think we decided as a team not to get into the ins and outs,” Theron added, joking that she hopes Kelly won’t be suing.

Growing up in South Africa, Theron didn’t see The Addams Family as a child, but added that she, ‘discovered it later in life.’

When asked if her children, four year old August and seven year old Jackson, knew it was her voicing Morticia Addams, the actress said she thinks so.

“The first animated film was a film called Kubo and the Two Strings and I was hoping they would get it and within two seconds they go, ‘It’s you!'”

Kimmel added he did the same thing with his voice role as the father in The Boss Baby, with Theron adding, “I’m so glad I’m not the only weird parent.”

“The accent is weird and they put it together and they want me to talk like it all the time.”

She added that IMAX put together a screening of The Addams Family for both her kids’ classes, and that Snoop Dogg’s Cousin It stole the show.

“Your mother practiced this accent for three months and that’s your favorite character?” Theron joked.

The Addams Family hits theaters October 11, while Bombshell is slated to hit theaters on Christmas Day.

Thumb Support

Thumb support usually refers to a type of smaller brace that only covers the thumb or finger. However, the medical industry seems to refer to thumb support and thumb brace interchangeably.

Thumb support is used to fix the position and support only the thumb or one finger. It is applied as a treatment for injury at a small part of the thumb or finger. Therefore, the thumb support only covers the affected area, leaving other fingers and the rest of the palm free to movement.

Nevertheless, as the term is used to mean both thumb support and thumb brace, you can safely ignore the differences. Just look at the features of the thumb support to find the right one for your condition.

Thumb Brace

What is a thumb brace, really? What do you use it for? And how to do you use it?

The first two questions are easy. Thumb brace is basically a device used to limit the movement of your thumb (just like an arm brace or leg brace). It is an orthopedics treatment for thumb injuries that require long period of immobility for recovery. In such cases, the thumb (which normally can move 360 degrees) must be braced to prevent further strain and promote recovery.

How you use a thumb brace depends on several factors, such as how long you need to wear it, the level of rigidness (or flexbility) required and the amount of support required. Most commonly, a thumb brace wraps around your thumb and covers your wrist for support. There are also some ‘mini’ thumb braces that cover only the lower part of your palm for support, in order to provide more movement flexibility. Most of the time, a thumb brace can be put on like a glove, sometimes with additional straps or buttons for better grip.

Your doctor may put on a custom thumb brace which is basically made of plaster into a cast. This type of thumb brace is really an orthopedic cast, just like neck or leg casts. Since it is a one-time use only brace, you will usually break or tear off the thumb brace after recovery.