Finger Splint Buying Guide
Your fingers work constantly throughout the day. An injury to any of these fingers can significantly affect the quality of your life. Luckily, there is a way to speed up the healing and prevent further injury to your fingers.
Wearing a finger splint helps a lot in your recovery and healing, but choosing from the wide variety of options can leave you feeling confused.
This buying guide will help you know more about finger braces and splints and which type best matches your needs.
Benefits of using a finger splint
Finger splints can help reduce your pain and speed up your recovery process. However, it is important to know the type of splint to wear to ensure proper rehabilitation of the injured finger/s.
How do finger splints help healing? A splint basically helps keep the finger stable, and allows you to perform your daily activities with ease.
Unlike any other bulky dressings, wearing a finger splint is comfortable. The material used is best suited for its intended purpose. When the injured finger is stabilised, it will heal quickly and alleviate any discomfort.
Know which kind of splint you need
Finger splints can be divided into four major types: buddy, dynamic, stack, and static.
These are made from combinations of foam, metal, and plastic. They are designed to give your stiff joint a prolonged stretch. These can be worn at night, while you rest, or are not doing any activities.
These adjoin two fingers together. The fingers are taped above and below the injured joint. These splints are not advisable on a fractured finger, unless instructed by the doctor.
These are used to treat injuries on the tip of the finger. They come in various sizes, and are often made of plastic, with holes to allow for air flow.
These are designed to hold a finger joint in a specified position, either straight or slightly bent. You can purchase them over-the-country, or have them custom made. They are used to treat injuries caused by repetitive use, fractures, or tendon damage.
Finger Splints For Sale
Mallet finger splint
A mallet finger splint is generally used to to help the healing of a joint to the top joint of a finger (joint furthest away from the hand). The splints are usually plastic, and you slide your finger in and the finger will be prevented from bending at the knuckle. They’re usually quite cheap – $10-$20.
Splints for ring finger, index finger and pinky
There are a range of splints for each finger. Typically, the only real difference is the size. Mallet splints are common, as are oval 8 splints.
Oval 8 finger splint
Wondering what an oval 8 splint is and how it works? They are the best choice for when you need to immobilise small joints of the fingers. They create 3 points of pressure and are used to treat
mallet finger, swan neck and boutonniere deformities, trigger finger and trigger thumb, lateral deviation, arthritis, fractures and hypermobility (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome).
View our range of finger splints below!