Top 4 Favorite Features and Benefits of This Hand Cramp Treatment Splint
Helps With a Range of Hand Conditions
Comfortably maintain hand and fingers in the neutral healing position to help treat and manage pain caused by a range of conditions and injuries, such as:
- Stroke hand recovery
- Involuntary cramps, twitching, and spasms
- Hemiplegia recovery
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Spastic hemiparesis
- Hand dystonia
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Speak with a doctor or medical professional to ensure this splint is the right choice for your injury, pain, or condition before wearing it for long periods of time.
The supportive splint features finger and wrist straps and a heavy-duty aluminum splint along the wrist for the ultimate level of support and resistance from cramps, twitches, and spasticity. Holding your hand, wrist, and fingers in a neutral position prevents your hand from painful and involuntary movements.
Foam Therapy Ball Included
Get the best of both worlds with this resting hand orthosis. The splint holds your hand in the healing position to avoid cramping up and twitching, and an exercise foam ball is included with the splint. The anti-spasticity ball helps keep your hand open or provides physical therapy as you recover and gain back hand strength, depending on your needs.
Designed for All-Day Use
Wear the lightweight and breathable wrist and hand wrap throughout the entire day with ease. Thanks to the neoprene materials, you’ll receive support without uncomfortable sweat or itching. This splint was designed to be worn throughout the day, comfortably on the right or left hand. Speak with your doctor or medical professional before wearing for long periods of time per your specific injury or condition.
Anti-Spasticity Brace vs Resting Hand Splint: What’s The Difference?
Resting hand splints and anti-spasticity braces are similar in terms of what conditions and injuries they will help treat and manage. However, there are a few key differences to understand. Resting hand splints, such as this day or night wrist and finger immobilizer, hold your hand in a neutral, healing position. This type of hand brace will hold your wrist and palm in the best position to avoid any dangerous or painful movements as you heal from sprains, strokes, or fractures. An anti-spasticity hand splint will also hold your hand and wrist in a neutral healing position, but in addition, it will also prevent your hand and fingers from balling up into a closed fist. This splint is designed specifically to help with hand cramping, contractures, twitching, and spasms.
Benefit of Wearing a Contracture Hand Splint Following a Stroke
Men and women who have had a stroke often experience contractures in their wrists and hand. Wrist contractures occur when, due to the stroke, you have lost control of your hand or wrist, causing it to cramp up into a balled fist uncontrollably. Contractures can be extremely difficult and painful, especially when completing daily tasks. Resting hand splints such as this one are used to prevent and restrict contractures from occurring by holding the hand, wrist, and fingers in an open, healing position. When used with the therapy ball, your palm and fingers are held open to help prevent both hand and wrist contractures. Over time, the splint will help improve hand function as you recover.
How Soon After a Stroke Should I Wear a Hand Splint?
The timeline of wearing a hand orthosis for wrist contractures depends on the stroke's severity. If you can begin completing day-to-day activities again, you can wear the wrist wrap to assist you. When in doubt, speak with your doctor to ensure you’re ready to use a resting hand splint, especially before wearing it for long periods.
What Causes an Involuntary Hand Spasm and What Can I Do to Fix It?
There is a range of reasons that may be what is causing your hand to randomly and uncontrollably twitch, cramp, or spasm. Involuntary hand muscle spasms can happen anytime, anywhere. Here are the main reasons hand spasms occur:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Too much caffeine
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Recovery from stroke or surgery
Hand spasms are quite common. However, more serious signs alongside spasms, including swelling, numbness, or persistent pain, could mean more. Reach out to your doctor if you find this to be the case for you.
What is Hand Dystonia?
Dystonia is a movement order condition that causes your muscles to contract involuntarily. The involuntary muscle contractions cause repetitive or twisting movements, including your hand twitching, cramping, or spasming. Cases of this condition range from mild to severe. See your doctor or medical professional to determine the best form of treatment for you.
Hand Contractures Explained
Hand contractures are slightly different and more concerning than hand spasms and twitching. Contractures occur when your hand involuntarily forms itself into a half or a fully balled-up fist, with your finger or fingers tucked into your palms. Contractures are often a sign of Dupuytren's contracture, which includes risk factors of high age, men, or running in the family. This splint is designed specifically for this condition, as it holds your fingers in place and contains a foam ball to help prevent balling up of the fist.
Twitches and Cramping of the Hand
Twitching of the hand is much more likely to happen and is the least serious concern. Twitching is most commonly a sign of too much caffeine and insufficient water. However, if your hand twitching is paired with burning, tingling, pain, numbness, or extreme shaking, you should reach out to your doctor immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Stroke Hand Splint
- What conditions / injuries does this support treat? Helps treat, manage, and prevent pain for Dupuytren's contracture, stroke recovery, muscle spasms, contractions, cramping, twitching, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
- How does it work? This splint holds your hand, wrist, and fingers in a neutral position to help prevent pain caused by hand spasms, twitching, or balling up into a fist.
- Who can wear it? Any adult man or woman falling within the one-size-fits-most size range pictured above can benefit from this splint.
- What size should I get? One universal size will fit most adults. Refer to the sizing chart pictured above before purchasing. The splint can be worn on the right or left hand.
- What is it made of? The wrist splint comprises a neoprene base wrap, nylon hook and loop straps and fasteners, an aluminum splint, and a high-density foam ball.
- How do I put it on? Undo all finger and wrist straps. Position hand over all with the wrist resting on the wrist strap. Wrap the base strap around the wrist and fasten. Position the ball in the palm of your hand. Repeat to fasten the outer wrist strap. Wrap each finger strap securely.
- Is the ball removable? Yes, the foam exercise ball is removable for washing purposes.
- Washing instructions: Remove splint and foam ball. Hand wash wrap in warm water with mild detergent. Allow wrap to air dry completely before reapplying.
- Foam exercise ball included
- Effectively reduces spasticity
- Perfect for stroke recovery patients
- Color: Black.
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Haven't used it yet..... It's for my mom and she had a heart attack 9 days ago so we haven't gotten around to it yet.
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