What are wrist and hand splints?
Wrist and hand splints are designed to protect and support painful joints and to make sure your wrist and hand are positioned correctly. There are two main types: working and resting splints. Read more
Resting splints support your joints and can help to ease pain and inflammation during a painful flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis or a period of unusual discomfort. Read more
Working splints support your wrist and hand joints while you’re using your hands. They can be worn when you carry out daily tasks and should make the job less painful. Read more
How should I care for my hand if I wear a splint?
It's generally best not to wear your splint all the time. When you take the splint off, do some gentle exercises. Check your skin regularly for any signs of redness or soreness. Read more
How should I care for my splint?
Clean your resting splint by wiping it with a damp cloth and handwash working splints in warm soapy water. Wear gloves over the splint to help prevent it from getting dirty or wet. Read more
How can I get a splint?
Most rheumatology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments will be able to make splints for you. If you're thinking of buying a splint, we'd recommend getting professional advice first. Read more