Why does a thumb injury hurt more while it's in a splint?

The splint may. not be the best fit for your hands or it can be putting stress on the injury such as a ligament injury or fracture or it can be irritating a nerve that lies just below the skin or even a small portion of the splint may be too tightThe best thing to do is talk to the supplier of prescriber of or maker of the splint and make sure it's fitted properly and also that it's the right split for the injury.

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Any ideas why thumb injury hurts more while splinted?

Position. It may be the position of the thumb in the splint, which can be adjusted by your doctor. The splint may also be too tight, if that is the case you need to elevate more or get the splint removed. Read more...

Why does thumb injury hurts more splinted?

Not sure. Possibly the splint is not applied properly or in correct position. If it for a fracture, perhaps a well padded thumb spica cast might be more comfortable. One should actually be more comfortable if an injury is immobilized in a splint or cast in the proper position check with your ortho if not better. Read more...

Is it normal for a thumb injury to hurt more when splinted?

Not really. Usually splinting will help keep the patient and injury more comfortable make sure the splint is applied properly and not too tight. Read more...
Position. Check the splint posotion, make sure it is not pressing on the injured area or causing stress to the area by poor postion. Splints dont fit all hands, if you arein more pain talk to your treating provider. Read more...