Thumb supports are orthopaedic devices meant to treat thumb deformities, injuries and inflammation specifically. Thumb support is used mostly to treat gamekeeper’s thumb, thumb sprains resulting from sports or trauma, collateral ligament injuries and tendonitis. When choosing thumb support, there are some factors you will have to take into consideration;
Types of thumb supports
Depending on the user’s situation, thumb supports might be static as they come with styles that are meant to support the thumb. Moreover, thumb supports can extend to the forearm providing enough support for the wrist and thumb.
There are three types of thumb supports and each type offers a variety of thumb supports. The major types of thumb supports are;