If your finger sticks in a bent or flexed position or you can feel or hear a popping sound when you straighten it, you’re experiencing the symptoms of a Trigger Finger. What you are feeling is the flexor tendons that bend your finger, sticking as they move through the tendon sheath or get caught trying to move through one of the pulleys in the palm and finger. The typical treatment for Trigger Finger is a splint to rest it and if necessary, a local corticosteroid injection to reduce the inflammation. For splinting, the Oval8 Finger splint is.
A very convenient and effective way to limit motion without limiting function. Worn with the band on the top of the finger and the oval section on the bottom, you are still able to grip and bend part way but not enough to allow the finger to trigger. It’s always advisable to discuss any treatment with your doctor prior to wearing any splint. If you and your health care provider determine trying a splint is worthwhile, it’s recommended that you wear the Oval8 full time for 24 weeks or until the triggering has stopped.
Completely. If after wearing the splint for up to 4 weeks the triggering continues as soon as the splint’s removed, we strongly suggest that you return to discuss alternate treatments with your health care provider. If you do have an injection, it is recommended that you continue to wear the splint for 3 to 5 more days to rest the finger and allow the injection to take full effect. Then, remove the splint during the day but continue to wear it at night for a couple of weeks. Remove the splint and if the triggering has stopped, put your Oval8 in a drawer where you can.