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Does Anyone Ace Wrap Or Splint A Joint During Acute Flare? Right Hand, Thumb, And Wrist Sudden Flare. Useless And Painful =(

Does Anyone Ace Wrap Or Splint A Joint During Acute Flare? Right Hand, Thumb, And Wrist Sudden Flare. Useless And Painful =(

What do you do when you find you suddenly (and temporarily) lost most function in your hand? Do you splint it or ace bandage to immobilize? Does that help?

I'm still figuring out how to handle loss of function during an acute, no-warning flare. I'm not sure what my hand is "doing" deep inside. The swelling is minor, but the ability to open and close it or grasp anything is diminished… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes. I have tons but some are better than others. Also, try ice to numb and keep.swelling down. Heat to soothe. Predisone works wonders so call ut doc and they should call something in to get you through the flare. Good luck

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

tight arthritis gloves help me with the swelling !!

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have those! And yes, they're wonderful

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

They have a website called Tommy Copper, that has different pressure selves for
Knees, wrists Tec. I find them helpful, they help with the pain. Feel better soon.
Bless you and yours

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

To the young lady having hand problems... not sure about ace-bandages being of much use in this case. You could try the hand supports that have the correct shape the hand should be in and will help when there is a flare up. Mostly, exercises are need to keep the hand flexible. I know it hurts to do 'finger circles', play piano, clench & straitghen, wrist circles, but they help. Particularly in water. If your hands are really bad, I would suggest seeking the advise of a hand therapist. They have the tools to sooth, warm towel wraps, exercises to name a few. Most of all, do get help, your hands are too important.

posted over 5 years ago
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