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Could I remove my hand splint for 10 minutes?

Could I remove my hand splint for 10 minutes?

Depends: If splint is for overuse or inflammatory condition it would probably be okay. If splint is for post operative immobilization or an initial support for a reduced fracture it could create significant adverse problems. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Where can I find a pinky hand splint?

Where can I find a pinky hand splint?

Drug store: You can find pre made splints at drug stores, but before you immobilize your finger for more than a couple of days you should see an orthopedic surgeon to get the problem diagnosed. Some injuries should not be splinted, some should be splinted straight others with a bend at one of the joints. ...Read more

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Could cvs or rite aid have finger/hand splint?

Yes: Most large chain pharmacies have a good splint selection and the manufacturers supply reliable information on the packaging. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about hand splints for cts or sore hand, wrist?

Cts splint: For carpal tunnel a cock-up wrist splint is used to maximally open up the canal and limit pressure on the nerve. It is primarily used at night to control nocturnal parasthesias, the pain and numbness that awakens you at night. It does this by preventing you from sleeping in a flexed position at the wrist. Splints are often used for different types of tendonitis to limit use of the inflamed tendon. ...Read more

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Due to neurophy fingers on left hand stay curled in and no muscle, do hand splints overnight, help?

Due to neurophy fingers on left hand stay curled in and no muscle, do hand splints overnight, help?

Yes...: With special hand splints that keep your hand in a functional position can help the hand from worsening. Also, seeing an occupational therapist can help w/ that also. See your md & ask for that special splint. You can also put a rolled up wash cloth in your hand to help keep your hand open. Ask to see an occupational therapist. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hand splints for carpal tunnel and sore wrist, what to do?

My hand splints for carpal tunnel and sore wrist, what to do?

Possibly surgery: Conservative treatment for carpal tunnel including splints, anti inflammatory meds and steroids work in the early stages but do not provide great long term relief as the condition worsens. Surgery can provide great relief and if done endoscopically can allow a rather quick return to function with minimal pain compared to traditional techniques. I would recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you splint a broken hand?

How do you splint a broken hand?

It depends: Splinting of the hand is a lot more complex than you might imagine. Different fractures require different types of splinting. Some fractures require surgery. If you splint a particular fracture in the wrong manner it can actually make the deformity worse. It is best to see a hand surgeon to determine the best type of splinting necessary. ...Read more

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Would my broken hand heal in a splint?

Would my broken hand heal in a splint?

Treatments are: Variable depending on the type of fracture. Please follow your orthopedic surgeon/ hand surgeon's advice. ...Read more

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How long should I keep my cast/splint on my hand after surgery?

How long should I keep my cast/splint on my hand after surgery?

Until: The provider that put it on tells you to rake it off. ...Read more

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How many days is it necessary to wear a splint for a hand sprain?

How many days is it necessary to wear a splint for a hand sprain?

Depends on: How much ligamental injury or sprain you sustained. Simple sprains need a few days, complex injury will need longer mobilization. Speak to the treating doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to work out one arm if other is in splint due to surgery on the hand?

Could it be okay to work out one arm if other is in splint due to surgery on the hand?

Ask your md: Conceivably u could do some grip and forearm exercises on your non- operative arm but most surgeons would suggest you take a break while your operative hand is healing. Best bet is to call and ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had a broken hand taken out of a cast and put in a splint how long till I can do heavy lifting again?

I have had a broken hand taken out of a cast and put in a splint how long till I can do heavy lifting again?

It depends: This is highly dependent on the type of fracture you had, location of the fracture and how long it had been in a cast. Most fractures are healed in 6-8 weeks, but the final decision should be made by the person most familiar with your particular situation. ...Read more

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What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

Various causes of: Such type of acute cramping. May be due to electrolyte deficiencies/imbalance. Eg. not enough potassium. Some blood pressure meds can cause decrease in potassium. See your PCP. Also dehydration can cause this as well, & over use of certain muscle groups (like your wrist flexors can cause this). A cervical problem can also be considered, if this is suggested based on exam, then see spine specialist ...Read more

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Post wrist centralization surgery and the k-wire is removed. When or can the hand keep straight without splint support?

Post wrist centralization surgery and the k-wire is removed. When or can the hand keep straight without splint support?

Ask your surgeon: This should be directed to the surgeon who repaired the hand. Follow the restrictions, as jumping the gun could reinjure the hand or prolong full recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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The fingers on my left hand are crooked. (I think I fell on my hand last winter!) How do I go about fixing this?? Will a splint help?

The fingers on my left hand are crooked. (I think I fell on my hand last winter!) How do I go about fixing this?? Will a splint help?

Medical consult...: Since it may be from an injury so long ago, I recommend consulting with an Orthopedic Surgeon and/or a Hand Surgeon. An arthritic condition needs to be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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I have had stenosing tenosynovitis of the middle finger on both hands for more than two years. Any chance splinting could help?, and which is best?

Injection: 70% of patients can be cured with cortisone injection into the sheath. My usual routine is to inject then a month later if any symptoms remain inject again. If symptoms persist/recur then the odds of a third injection curing drops below 5% so I recommend surgery then. I haven't found splinting helpful for adults. Hope this helps:). ...Read more

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Is there any splint or assistive tool that I can wear in my hand to protect it from getting more deformed especially when I use the compter. I hve ra?

Is there any splint or assistive tool that I can wear in my hand to protect it from getting more deformed especially when I use the compter. I hve ra?

No: Splints will not prevent deformity. Rigid control of the joint inflammation will however. Splints can help from a mechanical basis to improve hand function when deformities have occurred. ...Read more

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Should I get my hand checked out for my cat claw punture?

Should I get my hand checked out for my cat claw punture?

Yes: Cabis ratchets are serious and need to be treated quickly. Get to your doc soon! You will most likely need abx treatment. ...Read more

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I have a tfcc injury. Used a splint for 2 months, most of the pain has gone but still hurts when I rotate my hand. Should I buy a wrist widget?

I have a tfcc injury. Used a splint for 2 months, most of the pain has gone but still hurts when I rotate my hand. Should I buy a wrist widget?

It might help.: The problem with a tfcc tear is that it becomes progressive. Local measures will not last. It would be good for you to see a sports medicine doctor as they see injuries such as this frequently. It may require surgery ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to black hairs on one hand and lite on the other, got splint off Nov5 for ctr surgery, don't think hairs are from that sur Oct20?

Is it possible for me to black hairs on one hand and lite on the other, got splint off Nov5 for ctr surgery, don't think hairs are from that sur Oct20?

Any hair under a--: -cast will become dark fairly rapidly, it is often distressing for young women as they think it will be forever. They will lighten up with time. Be patient! ...Read more

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Puncture wound in hand from knife. Index finger will not bend. Have hand in splint. What else should I do?

Puncture wound in hand from knife. Index finger will not bend. Have hand in splint. What else should I do?

Medical Attention: Seek medical attention as soon as possible (do not delay). Based on your description, you may have a tendon injury. The wound will need to be cleaned; tetanus status checked… Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have cut 2 tendons in my thumb, I ve put a splint for 5-6 weeks but can I switch it with thumb support especially that its in my right hand?

I have cut 2 tendons in my thumb, I ve put a splint for 5-6 weeks but can I switch it with thumb support especially that its in my right hand?

No: You should go see an orthopedic hand surgeon. If you cut the tendons completely, they will not grow back together and you'll have decreased use of your thumb. If The injury is to your dominant hand that makes it even more important that you have full function of that hand if possible. ...Read more

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What is normal recovery time? I 've been splinting my knuckle on the middle finger where it meets the hand 5 weeks. I have minimal improvement.

What is normal recovery time? I 've been splinting my knuckle on the middle finger where it meets the hand 5 weeks. I have minimal improvement.

What is the problem?: I suspect you may have a trigger finger. If so splinting may take several weeks. A steroid injection may help this problem. Frequently surgical release is necessary. ...Read more

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I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?

I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?

Hard to say: It's certainly possible to stop progression and in some cases reverse the damage from a neuropathy. The answer for you requires many more details - suggest you have a frank discussion with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Tfcc injured. After 2 months with a splint I can do pushups without pain. Is this a good thing? Still hurts when I rotate my hand to the limit.

Tfcc injured. After 2 months with a splint I can do pushups without pain. Is this a good thing? Still hurts when I rotate my hand to the limit.

Wrist injuries: The splint immobilized your wrist and allowed scar tissue to help heal it. Your wrist seems to be healing, based on your ability to do pushups. See your physician or physical therapy for further evaluation of the hand rotation. If the wrist is unstable but you don't want surgery, then the surgeon may put a cast on your wrist and forearm. Http://www. Orthobullets. Com/hand/6047/tfcc-injury ...Read more