Thumb Support / Thumb Splint
What's the effect of wearing a thumb support?
A thumb support will give you support when you're experiencing pain in the thumb joint. By wearing a thumb support, the thumb joint will be prevented from making certain movements. This will give the joint rest, causing it to recover from complaints in due time.
Can a thumb support get wet?
The thumb splint, or thumb support, may never get wet. It can of course be washed by hand very shortly. But we never advise going swimming or showering with the brace.
How long am I supposed to wear a thumb support?
How long one has to wear a thumb support depends on their complaints. Because everybody is unique, one will be rid of its complaints sooner than someone else. In some cases, complaints are permanent. Think of Osteoarthritis. Specialists always advise to only wear the thumb brace when you're actually experiencing complaints. So if you're for example, experiencing complaints during work or household activities, you only wear the brace during these moments.