Material: Ready-made neoprene splint with/without thermoplastic insert.
Purpose: To support and stabilise the thumb joints and to provide pain relief during activities whilst allowing grip and some flexibility of movement.
To be worn only during the day as and when required to carry out activities of daily living. Do not wear continuously (maximum of two hours at a time), remove regularly when resting and for light activities.
Care of your splint
Remove plastic inserts first if included. Hand wash the fabric part in warm soapy water. Allow to dry. Do not tumble dry.
Please note: If you wear the splints whilst driving you must inform your insurer and the DVLA.
Please check for:
- Redness, soreness or breakdown of skin.
- Increase in pain or discomfort or worsening of symptoms.
- No improvement in condition after wearing for different activities.
- Allergic reaction such as raised, itchy, red rash.
In the event of any of the above, discontinue wearing and contact the therapist on the details below.
How do I keep my muscles strong?
If you have been given exercises for your thumb, do these each day as instructed by your therapist to reduce the risk of weakness and stiffness of the thumb.
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