Thumb Splint for DeQuervains
If you're like most new moms, you spend a fair amount of time—OK, a lot of time—picking up and holding your baby. And while this is undoubtedly good for baby, it may be taking a toll on your body, specifically your wrists.
A thumb splint that immobilises the thumb is extremely effective in helping to reduce swelling of the tendon and therefore easing discomfort. Generally, patients will see improvement with splint use after just a couple of weeks, but consistency is key (the immobilisation does make everyday tasks more difficult, so it takes commitment to stick it out).