A splint can provide relief by resting the arthritic joint and cooling down the inflammation associated. While performing any activity that may worsen the symptoms, it is advised to wear a splint. The simplest one is the "thumb abduction splint." But in case of severe symptoms, a thumb brace may be needed. This is more supportive of the thumb, but not very convenient while doing your daily chores.
These splints can help with:
- Reducing pain
- Resting the joint
- Properly positioning the joint while performing tasks