What Conditions Will An Oval-8 Finger Splint Treat?

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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: oval-8 finger splint for mallet finger

  • 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.

11 comments on “What Conditions Will An Oval-8 Finger Splint Treat?

  1. Hi
    I have erosive OA both hands. And beginning in toes. It is moderate/severe. Unfortunately no one suggested splinting when it was mild. Would i at this point be a candidate for splints?
    Beverly S.

    1. Hi Beverly, As we are not medical professionals, we suggest that you discuss wearing splints with your healthcare provider or a Certified Hand Specialist.To find a a certified hand therapist in your area please visit http://www.htcc.org. I hope you find relief soon.

  2. Hi, I have a condition known as Heberden’s node ganglions on both hands, most markedly on the middle finger of my left hand. The top part of the finger is bent quite severely to the right, making it very difficult to clench my fingers (and play guitar). Could the Oval-8 finger splint help this condition please?

    1. Hello Richard,
      One of the earliest and most visible signs of osteoarthritis (OA) are bony bumps or nodules on the small joints of the fingers. These “bumpy fingers” are composed of growths that are thought to be the body’s attempt to repair joint damage caused by the wearing down of cartilage. The nodes that form on the top of the joints closest to the fingernail, are called Heberden’s nodes. Splints such as the Oval-8 Finger Splint are designed to rest or help straighten the fingers and can be useful to reduce the pain and stress on them. Splints are most effective when used early on- before the deformity is permanent. It’s best to check with your health care provider or a hand specialist to determine if splinting is right for you.

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