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At Hand in Hand, our occupational therapists have years of experience in applying custom splints for treating patients with upper extremity disorders, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand disorders. Both braces and splints relieve pain and enhance movement when fitted accurately. At Hand in Hand, we fabricate custom made splints to meet each patient’s needs dependent on their conditions. A custom splint is usually prescribed to patients for both pre and post-surgical interventions and is essential in providing both protection and support for the hand and upper extremity. Custom splinting is an effective treatment for healing, stabilizing and correctly positioning the hand/arm. Our specially designed custom splints support and correct the function of the hand, wrist, and elbow, shoulders while also providing protection for tendon and ligaments repairs to increase range of motion. Occupational therapists offer splints to help improve the overall quality of life allowing one to engage and perform comfortably in their day to day lives.
When do we recommend Custom Splinting?
At Hand in Hand, occupational therapists offer custom splinting to help patients resolve problems with the following disorders:
- Tendinitis (Tennis Elbow or Trigger Finger)
- Neuritis (Carpel Tunnel Syndrome)
- Joint Pain (Arthritis)
- Muscle Strains
- Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Custom splinting serves to:
- Relieve pain, fatigue and discomfort
- Improve biomechanical performance of the wrists and hands
- Help mobilize stiff joints
- Prevent muscle contracture
- Enhance joint alignment to prevent further deformity