Sep 30, 2014

Trigger Finger Splints

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Trigger Finger Splint & Trigger Thumb Splint

Thankfully, most cases of Trigger Finger can be treated with either a splint for trigger finger or a trigger thumb splint. Wearing such splints for trigger finger/trigger thumb allow the injured digit to rest and prevents one from thoughtlessly engaging in some of the problematic causes of trigger digit, such as repetitive gripping.

There are a variety of trigger finger splints available at BraceAbility that offer differing amounts of support and immobility. The same can be said for thumb splints for trigger thumb

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Splinting for Trigger Finger

BraceAbility’s most popular trigger finger brace works for any finger or the thumb: the Active Innovations Trigger Finger Splint.This brace is highly unrestrictive, encompassing only the lower part of the injured finger. But it does so without sacrificing support or comfort, as it is designed to provide targeted compression.

Looking for a bit more support? The Corflex Ultra Fit Wrist Splint immobilizes the thumb but leaves the other digits of the hand free of restriction. It features a lightweight, rigid build that is adjustable both around the wrist and around the thumb. This thumb splint for trigger thumb can also work well as a post-operation immobilizing support.

If you’re looking for a very soft finger splints for trigger finger, the Bort DigiSoft Hand Finger Splint, which is also available for children, may be a good option. These trigger finger braces immobilize up to two fingers at once. The fact that the aluminum hand-based trigger finger splint can be molded to the user and that each of the three fasteners can be adjusted to suit any given patient makes it a very comfortable splint. 

Wearing a finger splint for trigger finger during the night, such as the Bauerfeind RhizoLoc Thumb Stabilizer can also be helpful for preventing problematic curling of the fingers or thumb while one sleeps.

Other Modes of Trigger Finger Treatment

Besides splinting for trigger finger, one can also engage in trigger finger/thumb exercises and stretches (add link to blog post) and take the anti-inflammatory medications.

In some instances, a steroid injection may be needed to get the inflammation of the tendon sheath under control.

When more conservative methods fail, some form of trigger finger release surgery (either open surgery or percutaneous, with a needle) may be needed to allow the tendon to easily pass through the sheath at the base of the finger.

Follow-up to such procedures may again require physical therapy for the finger and trigger finger splinting to allow for healing.

 
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