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