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Providing splints to rest or support your joints

Wearing a wrist or thumb splint can help you to rest and support joints that are painful or unstable. Your occupational therapist or hand therapist may make custom-made splint for you or prescribe them ready-made.

Different types of splints are available to support your joints while you’re working and to keep your joints in a stable position while you’re resting.Or your therapist may recommend arthritis gloves – these are made from a flexible but supportive fabric but leave your fingertips free for fine movements and grip.

Corrective splints may also be used in some cases to help deformed joints.

A wrist working splint

A resting splint

Read more about splints for arthritis of the wrist and hand.

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