The Best Thumb Spica Splint for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
The cock-up Wrist & Thumb Splint for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (radial styloid tenosynovitis) is effective for easing pain associated with this condition because it is specifically designed for immobilization and protection. An ergonomic, aluminum metal stay accurately contours to your wrist for unbeatable support. However, it can be removed if you desire a sleeker, more flexible fit. Please note that the removable stay is very hard or rigid, not easily bendable because it is intended to be an immobilizing splint. If needed, you can slightly mold the thumb stay for customized thumb stabilization.
Treating a hand, thumb, or wrist injury may require some form of therapy or exercises meant to build strength and flexibility. Besides the obvious comfort aspect, free hand movement permitted by this wrist guard also means it can be used during physical therapy for an injury.
Tips to Help De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Treatment Process:
If you are suffering from De Quervain’s tenosynovitis or a similar condition, treatment typically begins with following the steps of RICE — rest, ice, compress and elevate your hand, thumb, and wrist. These steps can reduce painful inflammation more quickly.
This brace for wrist and thumb injuries helps with both the rest and compression steps of this process. The orthopedic forearm splint with thumb abduction immobilizes the MP and CMC joint, helping with wrist pain on the thumb side by forcing these tendons to rest. The fastener straps of the thumb stabilizing wrist protector mean you can adjust the amount of compression it provides at both the wrist and thumb area. For additional compression, you might consider a bandage, glove, or wrist wrap.
As always, we strongly recommend speaking to a medical professional for a specific treatment plan tailored to fit your needs and injury.
What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. It can be extremely painful and cause swelling. If you have this condition, it will probably cause pain when attempting to turn your wrist, grasp an object, or make a fist. Any activity that relies on repetitive hand or wrist movement can worsen the condition.
The exact cause of De Quervain’s disease is unknown, but risk factors include being a female between the age of 30 and 50, pregnancy, or jobs or hobbies that involve repetitive hand and wrist motions.
Causes of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis:
- Chronic overuse of your wrist
- Repeating a particular motion day after day
- Direct injury to your wrist or tendon; scar tissue can limit movement of the tendons
- Inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis
Symptoms of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis:
- Pain near the base of your thumb
- A “sticking” or “stop-and-go” sensation in your thumb when moving
- Difficulty moving your thumb or wrist when pinching or grasping
- Swelling near the base of your thumb
Does This Wrist and Thumb Brace Help With Other Hand Injuries?
Yes, along with aiding De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, this thumb stabilizer is well equipped for easing pain associated with a number of thumb and wrist injuries, including:
- Wrist or thumb tendonitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Thumb or wrist sprains or strains
- Mommy thumb
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- After arm fracture cast removal
The versatile design immobilizes the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint and the carpometacarpal (CMC) saddle joint between your thumb and index finger in addition to supporting your wrist. This allows it to help with additional conditions, along with De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
3 Reasons Why People Love Our Thumb Tendonitis Brace:
New and Improved Design for Unbeatable Quality and Fit
Based on some customer feedback, this product was updated and launched in March of 2019. We redesigned this De Quervain’s brace for a much more comfortable, secure fit. We also added new, medical-grade fastener, making it 10 times longer lasting than standard, over-the-counter braces you would be at Walgreen, CVS, or your local pharmacy.
The Best Fit: Lightweight and Breathable
The lightweight, breathable material and contour fit makes this comfortable wrist and thumb spica splint an excellent choice. Leaving your fingers free, it can be worn comfortably throughout the day and night for optimal healing. Contouring in the palmar area of this wrist and thumb support enables you to move your fingers normally, including grasping or clenching motions. There is also contouring at the fifth MP joint (pinky) of this wrist immobilizer, allowing you to spread your fingers.
Two removable, aluminum splints immobilize your thumb and wrist in proper anatomical positioning, preventing re-injury and speeding up the recovery process. These aluminum splints can be removed if your treatment process requires something different.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Wrist Support for Tendonitis
- What conditions/injuries does this wrist & thumb splint treat? This wrist and thumb splint is designed for patients suffering from De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, mommy’s thumb, arthritis, sprained or strained thumbs or wrists, rhizarthrosis, soft tissue injuries, after broken wrist cast removal, and more.
- How does it work? The thumb spica splint is specifically designed to restrict wrist and thumb motion for patients suffering from thumb, hand, and wrist conditions.
- Who can wear this brace? This wrist brace, available in a right or left version, fits a wide range of people, from adult men and women to older children. For younger children, check out our child-sized wrist splint.
- What size should I get? Using a soft, flexible tape measure, find the circumference of your wrist in inches and refer to our sizing chart above to select your size.
- When should I wear it? With the wrist splint’s comfortable design leaving your fingers free, it can be worn comfortably throughout the day and night for optimal healing.
- What is it made of? Made of durable and breathable polyester/nylon blended material lined with padded lycra, removable aluminum stays, plastic D-ring buckles, and hook and loop closures.
- How tall is this thumb splint? Sizes XS and S are 8 ½ inches tall, measuring from top of thumb part to bottom of brace. Sizes M and L are 9 ½ inches, measuring from top of thumb part to bottom of brace.
- How do I put it on? Loosen the wrist straps and undo the thumb strap. Carefully slide your hand through the splint. Tighten and secure straps. If they are too long, the wrist straps are trimmable (non-returnable once trimmed). Pull diagonally to secure the thumb strap.
- Washing Instructions: Remove the stays and hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Allow the brace to air dry completely before reapplying.
- Other features:
- Available in a right or left version
- Breathable padded fabric and contoured fit for comfortable, all-day wear
- Contoured wrist stay matches the natural curve of your wrist while immobilizing it
- Wristbands are trimmable for a sleek, low-profile fit (non-refundable once trimmed)
- Color: Black.
WORKS THE BEST!!!
My mom has arthritis in her thumbs that lead into her wrists and goes up her arms. (I have the same problem but not as bad as my mom). While receiving her 2nd injection in her right wrist, the surgeon was discussing the surgery she needs. She responded with a loud “Absolutely Not!” So, the surgeon asked if she was at least using the thumb/wrist brace he had fitted her for. She replied by sharing that her daughter had actually purchased her braces that go up the arms a bit and make her feel much better than what he had her buy. He wanted to know the name. Mom said, “BraceAbility.” The surgeon told his nurse to write that down! He’s going to check them out and recommend them to other patients! Mom and I both prefer BraceAbility!!!
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The brace is exactly what I ordered. It fits well, and it is well made. My experience with BraceAbility was great. They were fast and professional.
Fits perfectly, velcro's too long
Very comfortable; like that I can pull out the metal supports to sleep with it on, comfortably. My only issue is that the velcro straps are too long! I got the XS, and my wrist size is at the top end of the measurements, which should mean that the straps close the brace around my wrist without much overlap, but there's a good 2" of overlap on the bottom two straps which constantly catches on my clothing. I don't want to trim it because I'm worried it will fray, so just have to live with it, which is annoying. Otherwise, it's a great brace for the $$.
Thanks for your feedback and the straps can be trimmed once a customer knows the brace is going to work for them. If you still have the instruction sheet, there is a note about being able to trim the straps below pictures 3 & 4 and the straps should not fray. Hope this helps!
I tried a bunch of braces this one immobilizes my thumb the best.