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Thumb Supports and Finger Splints

Finger Splints and Thumb Supports are a must for a successful recovery after a sporting injury.  Our flexible supports have soft cushioning and can be moulded into any shape for a comfortable fit and maximum protection.

Choose from a Thumb Support with removable splinting, an Armored Thumb Protector or a simple yet effective single Finger Splint. All of which offer an easy on-off design, and are available in a choice of sizes.

In addition to this we supply a range of Zinc Oxide Tape and EAB Tape, which are perfect for added protection when heading back to training.

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Thumb support or finger splint - what's the difference?

When choosing a thumb support or finger splint, it's important that you choose one that is tailored to your needs, but which one is best for you?   It may seem obvious that a finger splint applies to finger injuries whereas, a thumb support applies to thumb injuries but the level of supports can vary.  We have everything from a lightweight frog finger splint to a thumb brace with spica, which immobilises the thumb while allowing other fingers to move freely.

Common finger or thumb injuries that would require a support:

Sprained thumb - Also known as skier's thumb or gamekeeper's thumb.  This is when the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is torn or damaged, quite often from falling onto an outstretched hand.  It results in pain at the base of the thumb meaning you may struggle to grip with your hand, so recommend using a thumb spica brace.  

Finger sprains and dislocations - These are relatively common injuries in the sports world.  It can cause major damage to the ligament so we recommend wearing a finger splint until the injury has healed, this can sometimes take up to 8 weeks.

Broken finger - This can be extremely painful depending on the severity of the break or if it is an open fracture, which will, of course, need instant medical attention.  In terms of recovery, we suggest wearing a finger splint or strapping the injured finger to the one next to it in order to hold the bone in position until it heals.

Further finger or thumb pain relief:

The most common non-surgical treatments would be to immobilise the affected area by using a spica brace, splint or even bandages.  But as an instant relief try to use an ice pack or freeze spray to reduce the swelling.