The Original Oval-8 Finger Splints treat a variety of finger problems including arthritis, trigger finger and trigger thumb, mallet finger, swan neck deformity, hypermobility and crooked and broken fingers. These lightweight easy-to-wear finger splints are based on a orthopedic principle that it takes three points of pressure to stabilize or support a joint. Using this principle in the design, the Oval-8 is a very effective treatment for common finger conditions just by applying a simple turn of the splint.
7 Common Finger Conditions the Oval-8 Treats
Below are the most common finger conditions an Oval-8 finger splint treats:
- Trigger Finger is a common “overuse” condition. Symptoms of trigger finger include a clicking or locking of your fingers when trying to straighten them from a fisted position. Oval-8 finger splints help reduce “triggering” by limiting your finger’s movement – allowing the tendon the chance to rest and heal.
- Mallet or Baseball finger is when the end joint of your finger closest to your fingernail, bends but will not straighten by itself. It is treated by keeping the finger in a straight position- full time for 4 to 6 weeks. The Oval-8 can be worn on the end of your finger joint to hold it straight while still allowing your finger to bend.
- Swan Neck Deformity is a common deformity caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis. Oval-8 finger splints help to block the hyperextension at the middle joint of the finger, but still allow your finger to bend for full hand movement.
- Jammed fingers are a common injury that is generally treated by resting the finger in a straight position. The Oval-8 protects your finger without messy tape or straps and makes it easier to use your hands. Wear one or two Oval-8 finger splints to hold your finger straight.
- Boutonniere Deformity is often caused by jamming or injuring your finger and describes the way your finger is bent—the middle joint bends down and won’t straighten while the fingertip bends back at the end joint. Wearing one or two Oval-8 splints on your middle joint holds it straight and still allows the finger tip to bend.
- A fracture is any break in a bone. Broken fingers are usually the result of an injury or a fall and are commonly treated with uncomfortable metal splints and messy tape. Wear one or two Oval-8 finger splints to immobilize and protect your fingers comfortably- all day and night.
- Osteoarthritis can cause crooked (or deviated) fingers in the small joints of your fingers. An Oval-8 worn on the side of the finger joint can help straighten them and may prevent further deformity.
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Other Conditions Treated With an Oval-8
In addition to the finger conditions listed above, Oval-8’s can also be used to treat the symptoms of other problems associated with arthritis, stroke, Cerebral Palsy and more.
When experiencing a flare up of arthritis, an Oval-8 splint can help rest the joint(s) and reduce the effects of inflammation.
- Wear an Oval- to provide stability for hypermobile joints for those with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or other collagen disorders.
- Wear an Oval-8 finger splint to improve positioning for those with spasticity caused by a stroke or cerebral palsy.
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Our blogs are educational in nature and are not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Because your condition is unique to you, it is recommended that you consult with your health care provider before attempting any medical or therapeutic treatments. We are always happy to answer questions about products mentioned in our blogs, however, we cannot provide a diagnosis or medical advice.