This spica thumb brace can immobilize the metacarpophalangeal joint (MP) and carpometacarpal joint (CMC) of the thumb for treatment of conditions such as De Quervain’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or a sprained thumb to name a few.
This CMC joint brace is convenient in that it only immobilizes the thumb; other fingers are left unrestricted. In fact, contouring at the palmar crease makes the brace especially accommodating for full finger movement. The CMC thumb support also has extra contouring at the MP of the fifth finger (pinky) to allow for palmar spread (splaying the fingers).
The aluminum stay of this spica thumb brace can be removed for a more flexible fit, or it can be left in place for more support. There is also a removable thumb stay to give users options as to support and immobilization.
The multiple loop-and-lock closures of this thumb spica splint make it easy to adjust and secure the support. If the strap ends are too long, you can cut off the excess material. This wrist and thumb brace extends up the arm for added support to the wrist and forearm. Sizes XS and S are 7" long and sizes M-L are 8" long. This measurement does not include the thumb portion, see image above for details.
Wearing the thumb/wrist brace can be a fairly pleasant experience thanks to the padded lycra lining and the breathable material of which it is made. And don’t worry about replacing this thumb spica brace; it is built to last. Check out BraceAbility’s full line of thumb and finger supports.
De Quervain’s disease is a condition affecting the tendons that control the movement of the thumb (located in the wrist area) that causes pain and swelling. Since the cause of this condition is thought to be repetitive motions of the hand or wrist, giving the tendons involved in such motions a rest is a key component of treatment. This immobilizing thumb brace is a good solution for doing so. See more orthotics for treating De Quervain’s Syndrome.
A CMC joint can also be helpful in reducing the painful swelling of the joints associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment for this condition largely involves pain management and learning how best to protect the joints. Immobilizing the joints of the thumb and wrist area via a spica thumb splint that leaves the other fingers free is one such way to do so. See more supports for arthritis treatment.
If one sprains the thumb by falling onto an outstretched hand or wiping out while skiing with poles, for instance, he or she may need to immobilize the thumb via an immobilizing thumb support for several weeks to allow the swelling to reside and healing to take place. BraceAbility offers a number of braces for sports injuries.
This wrist and thumb splint for immobilizing the MP and CMC thumb joints is designed with attention to function as well as user-comfort. Some of its features that cater to these ends include:
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