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I broke the velcro on my wrist splint from urgent care and need a new one. How can I get it?

I broke the velcro on my wrist splint from urgent care and need a new one. How can I get it?

Velcro is Velcro : The good thing about velcro is any other piece of velcro will stick onto your brace. Duct tape can work in a pinch for short duration. If yours is beyond repair most drugstores and grocery stores have simple braces at reasonable prices ($10-20). ...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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Could a wrist splint help against rsi and how often should I wear it?

Could a wrist splint help against rsi and how often should I wear it?

Yes: A splint while working will help train you how to position your wrist to not get RSI. But it would be better to have an ergonomic work station. ...Read more

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I use computer a lot at work, do you have any recommendations for a wrist splint/guard/support or any other methods to protect my wrist?

I use computer a lot at work, do you have any recommendations for a wrist splint/guard/support or any other methods to protect my wrist?

Ergonomics: A splint will not help as much as an ergonomic desk. You want your feet on the ground and your back straight in a good a Support chair. Your wrists need to be straight with your elbows bent at 90 deg. So you might need a pullout drawer. The splint will only help teach you the position. ...Read more

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Could i type with a wrist splint?

Could i type with a wrist splint?

Yes: Your fingers should be free to move in a wrist splint. You may have to set your wrist on a towel or bump to get your fingers into a good position to type. ...Read more

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When does someone need a wrist splint?

When does someone need a wrist splint?

Support/protection: There are a number of reasons a splint can be helpful. It can provide support, it can protect an area from injury, and it can reduce the range of motion to a safe range. The down side is they can sometimes cause stiffness, atrophy, and be difficult to work in. See your doctor to decide if one is right for you. ...Read more

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How do you make a wrist splint at home?

How do you make a wrist splint at home?

Depends!: There are varieties of wrist splint for specific conditions of wrist problem.So, you need to know first what kind of wrist splint you need.To learn that you need to go to medical school or handtherapy school.Your best bet is to go and see your doctor if you have a wrist problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have to wear my wrist splint all day?

Splinting: Usually a splint is prescribed to be worn for 24 hours a day to protect a joint and prevent further injury to it. Ask the clinician who prescribed the splint to tell you how long you need to wear the splint and whether you can remove it for part of the day. ...Read more