Finger splints are used to protect fingers and to help align the small joints that may be affected by arthritis or injury. There are several different types of finger splints. The splints serve to stabilize or work on extension of the PIP joint (the joint closest to the knuckle) or DIP joint (the joint closest to the end of the finger).
So that you choose the splint most appropriate for you, it is best to consult with your doctor before buying or using one. A few different types of finger splints are described below, so that when you discuss finger splints, you will have a better idea of what is available.
Wearing a finger splint can offer extra stability and help to align the small joints of the fingers. According to the manufacturer, this splint can be worn various ways to help correct finger deformities caused by arthritis.
This splint is typically used to help correct such finger deformities as the swan neck or boutonniere deformities.
This splint is a finger extension splint designed to correct contractures. Flexion contractures are fingers that are bent in toward the palm.
The Ossur splint helps stabilize finger (DIP and PIP) joints as well as treat tendon or ligament injuries.