Best Finger Splints in 2020



Thumb Spica Splint- Thumb Brace for Arthritis or Soft Tissue Injuries, Lightweight and Breathable, Stabilizing and not Restrictive, Fits Both Hands, a U.S. Solid Product (Small/Medium) Review:


 It’s a bit bulky. Has metal support built in to keep your thumb from moving around too much. You have to mold it to your hand once you put it on and makes it difficult to wear a watch comfortably.
The Velcro part around the thumb irritates the bottom part of the thumb. I have a 7” wrist and bought the large/XL and fits ok.
I do get support and tried wearing it at work but it’s uncomfortable because I need to wear gloves for handling hoses and chemicals. I also tried wearing it through the night and thumb felt better when I got up. I suppose that if you aren’t using your hands there’s nothing to irritate...that, plus you are asleep so you don’t really feel it.
Do wish it was not so bulky.
Design and Velcro around thumb could be better, I think the Velcro in that part is giving way. I keep readjusting it for a better fit.
I keep looking for something with a better fit but this will have to do for now. Nobody in here is happy with any of these products.
Wish there was an Ace type elastic compression glove with just a little metal support for the thumb.



Thumb Spica Splint- Thumb Brace for Arthritis or Soft Tissue Injuries, Lightweight and Breathable, Stabilizing and not Restrictive, Fits Both Hands, a U.S. Solid Product (Large/XL) Review:


 It’s a bit bulky. Has metal support built in to keep your thumb from moving around too much. You have to mold it to your hand once you put it on and makes it difficult to wear a watch comfortably.
The Velcro part around the thumb irritates the bottom part of the thumb. I have a 7” wrist and bought the large/XL and fits ok.
I do get support and tried wearing it at work but it’s uncomfortable because I need to wear gloves for handling hoses and chemicals. I also tried wearing it through the night and thumb felt better when I got up. I suppose that if you aren’t using your hands there’s nothing to irritate...that, plus you are asleep so you don’t really feel it.
Do wish it was not so bulky.
Design and Velcro around thumb could be better, I think the Velcro in that part is giving way. I keep readjusting it for a better fit.
I keep looking for something with a better fit but this will have to do for now. Nobody in here is happy with any of these products.
Wish there was an Ace type elastic compression glove with just a little metal support for the thumb.



Mueller Reversible Thumb Stabilizer, Black, One Size Fits Most | Stabilizing Thumb Brace Review:


I bought this brace a year ago for two problems. Carpal tunnel and a really arthritic thumb (basal thumb arthritis.) It's helped my hand so much! If I forget to wear it and fall asleep really hard I wake up with a numb hand from bending at the wrist, which the brace prevents you from doing. It also keeps my thumb somewhat immobile, so that I don't damage it by (unconsciously) squeezing my fist at night while asleep. It's been a year, and I'm finally thinking it needs washing, so I looked at the packaging which instructs me to hand wash and line dry it. I noticed it says it has anti-bacterial ("aegis") shielding which must be what kept it from getting funky until this much time went by, which is amazing because my hands sweat quite a bit. This product is so much better than the wrist braces that my insurance would cover (after hassling with getting a script for one from a doctor,) and for under 15 bucks it's a great value. The velcro on the thumb is threatening to wear out, so I'm ordering a second one for back up, because I wouldn't want to ever be without this brace, and for the money it's worth it to have a second one even if I just misplace the original. I don't find the velcro wearing out to be a negative because of all positive aspects of this brace, it's fairly cool and comfortable, it's got antimicrobial shielding, and it protects my hand from becoming a total mess when I'm asleep. At my worst, before I had this brace, my hands were such a mess that just pulling my socks up would be very difficult and painful. If I wanted to be really cheap, I think it would be possible to sew on new velcro.



Vive Arthritis Thumb Splint - Thumb Spica Support Brace for Pain, Sprains, Strains, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Thumb Immobilizer - Wrist Strap - Left or Right Hand (Black) Review:


I have two of these, one for each hand. They work well on each hand but the location of the velcro may become an issue for some (see below).

I like the brace better than another manufacturer's that I picked up from a local retailer. It is comfortable and sturdy, and leaves just a little play in the thumb. The velcro stays are nice but I can see that they would snag and loosen on the two major pieces. The small velcro for the thumb area I haven't had snag and don't see that happening personally.

I think the best approach is to use the brace but to wrap around each major velcro wrap with one ply of self-adhering black tape 10-Pack, 2” x 5 Yards, Self-Adherent Cohesive Tape, Strong Sports Tape for Wrist, Ankle Sprains & Swelling, Self-Adhesive Bandage Rolls, FDA Approved, Black Color, Self Adhesive Tape, Athletic Tape . Each roll is ~$1 and should last a while since the only reason to wrap is to keep the velcro away from things that can snag.

Since I don't see "velcro" being a defect even as implemented, I am going to not deduct any points for it.



Vive Arthritis Thumb Splint - Thumb Spica Support Brace for Pain, Sprains, Strains, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Thumb Immobilizer - Wrist Strap - Left or Right Hand (Gray) Review:


I have two of these, one for each hand. They work well on each hand but the location of the velcro may become an issue for some (see below).

I like the brace better than another manufacturer's that I picked up from a local retailer. It is comfortable and sturdy, and leaves just a little play in the thumb. The velcro stays are nice but I can see that they would snag and loosen on the two major pieces. The small velcro for the thumb area I haven't had snag and don't see that happening personally.

I think the best approach is to use the brace but to wrap around each major velcro wrap with one ply of self-adhering black tape 10-Pack, 2” x 5 Yards, Self-Adherent Cohesive Tape, Strong Sports Tape for Wrist, Ankle Sprains & Swelling, Self-Adhesive Bandage Rolls, FDA Approved, Black Color, Self Adhesive Tape, Athletic Tape . Each roll is ~$1 and should last a while since the only reason to wrap is to keep the velcro away from things that can snag.

Since I don't see "velcro" being a defect even as implemented, I am going to not deduct any points for it.



Finger Splints: 3-Size Pack Made for Finger Knuckle Immobilization of Adults and Children Suffering Pain Sprains Strains Arthritis with Soft Foam Interior Loop Straps and Protective Ventilation Holes Review:


I broke my finger and the hospital splint was the equivalent of padded popsicle sticks. The tip of my finger kept hitting stuff and hurting. I ordered these because local pharmacies only had one size and it was too big. With these, I could affordably use the size I need for my extra long pinky. The Velcro is long enough I could use it to buddy my pinky to my ring finger for stabilization (although I would suggest padding the buddy finger to avoid itchy velcro).



Trigger Finger Splint, Built-in Aluminium Support Trigger,Mallet Finger Brace Relieve Pain, Adjustable Velcro Review:


I got one of these to brace my trigger finger and got a lot of pain relief almost immediately. At night I wear it with the aluminum brace side and little tail on the palm side of my hand. During the day I wear it with the aluminum side on the back of my finger so that I can use the hand more.

It is comfortable to wear and easy to fit. I had to bend the aluminum a teeny bit to get the best fit for my finger. It doesn’t get in the way for the most part. I am using it on my ring finger. YMMV for other fingers.

The trigger finger is getting better bit by bit. I could probably have gotten a cortisone shot and fixed it faster, but I like to try letting something like this heal naturally if I can.

Since it is on the hand you WILL get it wet and dirty and smelly. You will be washing it, which is fine, but it does take a while to dry — in humid weather it could be a whole day or more. So get two of them so that you have one to use while the other dries.



BodyMoves Finger Splint Plus Sleeves Trigger Finger Mallet Finger (Desert Sand(2pc Set)) Review:


I just received this today so I haven't gotten a chance to test it thoroughly. I have trigger finger in the middle finger and have to use athletic tape to splint it up every night or it locks up on me causing pain. This splint is very adjustable and feels comfortable. I already can tell it will be much more comfortable to sleep with than taping up my finger every night. The sleeve is too large for my pinky but I don't need it for any finger other than the middle one anyway. The ice/heat pack is very good too.



Luniquz Finger Sleeves, Thumb Splint Brace for Finger Support, Relieve Pain for Arthritis,Triggger Finger, Compression Aid for Sports, Beige Review:


I don’t know what is wrong with my finger, I assume it’s arthritis. The joint would snap in place, be sore, and generally bother me. I couldn’t make a tight fist. It just wasn’t good. Then one morning, the finger was bent and I had to use my other hand to get it straight.

I bought these figuring, it can’t make it worse. The finger is no longer sore, doesn’t snap in place, and hasn’t gotten stuck! I can’t believe it actually worked! I’m sold!



Vive Trigger Finger Splint - Support Brace for Straightening Curved, Bent, Locked and Stenosing Tenosynovitis Hands - Tendon Lock Release Stabilizer Brace - Half Finger Pain Relief Knuckle Wrap Review:


Having previously had an injection into the base of the ring finger on my right hand, I was curious to see if any of the "trigger finger" splints would give me any relief instead of having the (relatively minor) surgery on my hand that is the next step in the treatment process. I did a bunch of research on the surgery and on the various splint designs to get a better feeling for where to go from here.

I became aware of this problem when I woke up one morning and my ring finger was locked into a claw. It was a bit painful but could be released with a simple pushing back motion. However it became worse each day until I had to see a hand surgeon and have a shot of cortisone into the base of the affected finger. The objective of the injection is to reduce inflammation in or around the tendon sheath.

The results were immediate and beneficial, but the symptoms reappeared 30 days later. It should be noted that I do a lot of outside work in our yard and that I am 68 years old. I could of course return to the surgeon for another injection but I've always been concerned with fixing the structural problem instead of just treating the symptoms. I've gone that route before, including having pain blocks and injections in my spine, and not had any long-lasting relief. Surgery should be a last resort unless you find yourself locked into periodic treatments that provide only temporary relief -- until even they don't work any longer.

Since I just had (another) back surgery 60 days ago, I decided to order this Vive Trigger Finger Splint for the princely sum of $12.99. And it works! I wore the splint day and night and it took about a week for the finger to relax. I have continued to work outside with tools that require a firm grip with my right hand, but my symptoms have improved dramatically. In addition to the splint I have been doing some of the exercises found on "Healthline". The exercises I selected are the "finger extensor stretch" , the "O exercise", and "finger stretches". Others are available on the site and demonstrated by video.