12 Finger Splints to Help Arthritic Fingers

Finger splints are commonly used to protect fingers and to help align the small joints that may be affected by various forms of arthritis or injury. The goal of wearing a finger splint is to protect and support the joint, as well as keep the finger joint properly aligned. Splints can be used to immobilize a joint in a certain position or to increase the mobility of a joint that is stuck in a particular position. Most models are adjustable an/or come in different sizes.

Here are 12 different types of finger splints currently on the market. Before buying one, make sure to consult with your doctor to determine which is the most appropriate for your specific needs.


Oval 8 Finger Splint

Oval-8 Finger Splint

The Oval 8 Finger Splint offers extra stability and help to align the small joints of the fingers, and can be worn in various ways to help correct specific finger deformities caused by arthritis. A simple, effective solution to stabilize and align the small joints (PIP and DIP) of the fingers—including the proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP) and the distal interphalangeal joint (the DIP joint, or the joint closest to the end of the finger).

Oval-8 Finger Splints can be worn six different ways to treat conditions such as: mallet finger, trigger finger, swan-neck and boutonniere deformities, lateral deviation, fractures and more. No strapping or tape is required to keep this splint in place, and it can be worn long-term for may aid in preventing the formation of further deformities.


3pp Buddy Loops

Buddy Loops

The Buddy Loop works by being looped and fastened over two fingers to straighten and support the finger that needs splinting. One finger serves as the support for the other.


Sammons Preston Joint Jack Finger Splint

The Sammons Preston Joint Jack Finger Splint helps correct PIP flexion contractures. The joint jack promotes normal alignment.


Coast Static Progressive PIP Finger Extension Splint

The Coast Static Progressive PIP Finger Extension Splint applies a constant force to help correct finger flexion contractures of the PIP joint.


BORT MobiDig Extension Finger Splint

The BORT MobiDig Extension Finger Splint keeps the PIP joints from flexing. There is finger padding for added comfort. Adjusting the spring increases or decreases the pressure.


Padded Frog Type Finger Splint Medium

The Padded Frog Type Finger Splint is a padded aluminum splint which keeps phalangeal joints in position. It is designed to be pliable and malleable to ensure a proper fit.


STAX-type Finger Splint

The STAX Finger Splint covers the distal phalanx and protrudes to the DIP joint. The splint is open over the nail and nailbed, so those areas can be easily examined. The splints come in a variety of sizes from one to seven.


Bort DigiSoft Hand Splint and Finger Immobilizer

The Bort DigiSoft Hand Splint and Finger Immobilizer supports up to two fingers. It has three fasteners so you can customize the compression and stabilization. The straps go around both your wrist and hand for excellent support.


Finger Sleeves

Reusable elastic finger sleeves are used for pain relief, arthritis, light warmth, and mild compression.


The 3pp Step Up Splint

The 3pp Step Up Splint is designed to restore PIP and DIP extension using static progressive tension. Easy-to-fit, adjustments can be made by the user for rapid reduction of contractures caused by jammed fingers, boutonniere deformities, or tendon injuries. This splint accommodates contractures of 90 degrees or more and allows full correction to zero degrees. The angle of correction adjusts by repositioning the corrective strap along with the wire outrigger allowing the wearer to control the amount and angle of force. The case-hardened steel wire frame will not bend or break and there is no need to bend the wire as the user progresses.


The 3pp Step Down Splint

The 3pp Step Down Splint provides an easy, effective way to restore combined distal (DIP) and proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) flexion, following injury or surgery. Pads are included to apply progressive force at the DIP as needed.


ThumSaver CMC Short

The ThumSaver CMC Short model immobilizes the thumb and stabilizes the wrist to reduce the pain of arthritis, tendinitis, or overuse syndromes. Molded with thin, lightweight plastic, this seamless splint supports the thumb and limits wrist motion to reduce pain experienced when gripping or pinching.


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