I broke my finger about a month ago; went to see some overpriced doctor who basically told me "put it in a splint for 8 weeks." The assistant came into the room with these cheap, uncomfortable plastic splints, and none of the sizes really fit. I went with the smaller size because the bigger one wouldn't keep my finger straight. I wore this splint for about 2 weeks; which required significant quantities of medical-tape to stay on, and was extremely painful to wear.
After two painful weeks dealing with the smaller splint, that I couldn't stand wearing, jumped on amazon, found this splint, and thought I'd give it a try. The splint arrived in about 2 or 3 days. I removed the old splint, and put this splint on. This splint keeps my finger straight and protected. I use the medical-tape stuff to ensure it doesn't slip off, but don't need much. The splint construction is sturdy (outer metal), and padding is comfortable. When it gets wet, it dries reasonably well...
I should have bought the next larger size.i have arthritis in my left thumb. It had gotten to the point where if I bent my thumb to pick something up or to write, I would have to use my other hand to straighten it out. I had to do some modifications to the brace. I straightened it out and used the bench grinder to take the edges off one end. I have been using this as a brace to keep my thumb from bending and I think it's starting to heal. This morning when I went to change the tape on it, I bent my thumb and then tries to unbend it and I could! Without using the other hand! I am thrilled! I am also taking glucosamine chondroitin. I think the two together are doing the trick. So glad I found these on AmazonDoctor's Best Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM, Capsules, 240-Count.
This is the only splint that I can truly say does the trick with my trigger finger. It also works for the arthritis in my husband's thumb by keeping it imobile during the night as well as during the day when needed. I recommend it highly.
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