How Can You Treat a Thumb Injury with a Thumb Splint
Thumb orthosis, like thumb splints, spica braces, and thumb supports, helps treat various disorders and injuries of the thumb. These injuries range from thumb sprains or strains, De Quervain’s syndrome, tendonitis, and other forms of thumb fractures. At WorldBrace, we offer various braces that help treat thumb spica splints or any form of thumb disorder and injuries.
Possible De Quervain's Tendonitis Treatment with a Thumb Spica Splint
De Quervain’s syndrome, also referred to as De Quervain’s disease or De Quervain’s tendonitis, is generally an irritation or constriction around the tendons in the base of the thumb. This thumb disorder is named after a Swiss surgeon named Fritz de Quervain, who was the first person to identify it in 1985. The swelling around the tendons causes severe pain in the thumb and the surrounding areas. It restricts the patient from grasping, forming a fist, or gripping.
However, the actual cause of the disorder- De Quervain’s syndrome is still unknown. In addition, repetitive gripping or twisting of particular objects, inflammation, and conditions like arthritis can be the possible triggers of the disorder.
How Can a Thumb Support Brace Help Treat Sprained Thumbs?
A sprain usually occurs when the thumb is twisted in the backward direction or the thumb is extended out of its normal range. When such events occur, damage occurs in the ligaments that support the joint at the base of your thumb. Thumb sprains usually occur when an individual is generally involved in playing contact sports such as basketball, football, and skiing.
The possible symptoms of a sprained thumb include laxity of the joint, instability and pain in the web of the thumb, unable to move your thumb naturally, swelling at the base, and extensive pain.
There are various ways to treat sprained thumbs. The two effective forms of treatment are surgical and non-surgical. The person can choose either of them depending on the situation or complexity of the case. If the patient’s ligament is completely worn out, it may not be treated by physical methods, and surgery can be the only option. Successful surgery will help reconnect the ligament to the bone.
In cases of a partial tear or minor worn out of the ligament, the patient can undergo thumb splinting. Generally, a physician asks the patient to wear a thumb splint for a specific period that helps immobilization and reduces the swelling or tenderness of the thumb.
Spica Splints and Thumb Braces Available at WorldBrace
To immobilize your thumb specifically after post-surgery rehabilitation, post-cast removal, stabilization of thumb fractures, or cast substitute for long-term use, WorldBrace offers the lace-up broken thumb splint, which is truly a gem for patients suffering from thumb disorders. This splint is specifically designed to confront the natural shape of your thumb and wrist without compromising your comfort and stability.
On the other hand, this thumb splint by Worlbrace is also effective in treating thumb sprains, tendonitis, trauma, and other injuries to your thumb. This thumb spica brace is exclusively designed to ensure the comfort and usability of the patients. They can be easily applied on the thumb and feature heat moldable thermoplastic features for effective mobilization.
You can choose splints from our range of top-notch quality splints at a highly competitive price. However, if you are unsure of how you can select one sling for yourself, then you can speak to us. We would be glad to help you and help you choose the best one for yourself.