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    Senior Member alan's Avatar
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    night resting splints for hands

    Does anyone have a recommendation of night resting splints for hands? Mine are wearing out, and I've never liked them much, so I'd like to see what's available.

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    Alan

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    Senior Member LaoziSailor's Avatar
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    I stopped my splints over 10 years ago.

    Maybe take a look at the Sammons' Preston site?

    Cheers!
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    Mine are custom made and a perfect fit.

    If your doc orders them, you go to an orthotist and she/he will make a mold of your hands with your fingers extended and palm open. They hold your hands in position while the casting material sets. They use that to make a mold and pour the splints.

    The ones off a shelf don't work for me as I tend to contract hard where my fingers attach to the hand and last joint before finger tips. I don't have trouble with the custom made splints. Off shelf ones have too little velcro where I need it most and don't adjust for my orthotic quirks.

    Hope this helps.

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    PS I made the decision to let one of my hands contract so it'd be more "usable." I can put things in that hand and the items stay there until I remove them with my teeth or the other paw. Not saying I recommend this to anyone else, but it's the choice I made.

    If I feel it has contracted too much and has gone too tight, I sleep with rolled washcloths inside of it and begin stretching it out again. I'll wear the splint on that side until it loosens a little, but not so much it isn't useful to me.

    Not suggeting this to anyone else, just saying it's what I do.

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    i used a splint to keep my hands closed for some time......now a friend told me she uses a splint that keeps her hand open........yu might think she cant lift anything, but actually she can!!!!

    could you please upload a picture of your splint??

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    Quote Originally Posted by C5C6
    i used a splint to keep my hands closed for some time......now a friend told me she uses a splint that keeps her hand open........yu might think she cant lift anything, but actually she can!!!!

    could you please upload a picture of your splint??
    Let me get a pic of one of them and I'll upload. My splints keep mine open or I end up with totally closed fists.

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    i guess some ppl need em, but i quit using mine as soon as they stopped watching me in rehab.

    if my hands didn't curl i'd be totally helpless.

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    Cone type hand splint that attaches to your forearm. Getting new set made next week.

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