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Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?
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08/15/2013 23:15
Smallgamehunter57 
08/15/2013 23:15
Smallgamehunter57 
Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

Talked with doc office and they said to wean off at 4 months for me. I still have a bit of tightness and swelling stopping me from getting a full fist. Making a fist is still tight but can make one.
So when did you all stop splinting ?

08/15/2013 23:29
moondanc 
08/15/2013 23:29
moondanc 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

Smallgamehunter57:
Talked with doc office and they said to wean off at 4 months for me. I still have a bit of tightness and swelling stopping me from getting a full fist. Making a fist is still tight but can make one.
So when did you all stop splinting ?

Four to five months-- after Xiaflex in 2007 (*&&^^%) and after NA in 2009 and 2011. Contractions came back in 14-18 months. I'm going to get a different splint this time -otoform with silicone and hope it will be better. I'm also going to get "dynamic" splints to wear during the day. We shall see. You really need to use finger putty and/or basic hand stretching exercises daily.

Diane

08/15/2013 23:40
Smallgamehunter57 
08/15/2013 23:40
Smallgamehunter57 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

I use my hand ALOT during the day gripping things. So don't know if I need putty . But have thought of holding warm plastic bottles to try and get swelling gone.

08/15/2013 23:59
moondanc 
08/15/2013 23:59
moondanc 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

Smallgamehunter57:
I use my hand ALOT during the day gripping things. So don't know if I need putty . But have thought of holding warm plastic bottles to try and get swelling gone.

But it feels so good ... I keep mine in the freezer and then almost unconsciously use it for 30-60 minutes when I'm watching TV. It can be soothing, relaxing, building flexibility and it can build strength if you put your fingers in the middle and do finger pushups! It can do lots of things and really helps keep hands flexibile.

Diane

08/16/2013 00:06
callie 
08/16/2013 00:06
callie 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

What kind of procedure are we discussing? I wore a night time splint for 2 1/2 months following surgery.

08/16/2013 00:16
Smallgamehunter57 
08/16/2013 00:16
Smallgamehunter57 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

I had Fasciotomy on my left ring finger and they removed a big nodule just above my hand on the same finger. I posted pics from afte surgery a couple months ago.

08/16/2013 14:40
Jolene 
08/16/2013 14:40
Jolene 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

Smallgamehunter57:
I had Fasciotomy on my left ring finger and they removed a big nodule just above my hand on the same finger. I posted pics from afte surgery a couple months ago.
Hi please advise where you posted the pics at. I would like to see them. Thank You

08/16/2013 16:00
Smallgamehunter57 
08/16/2013 16:00
Smallgamehunter57 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

Do a search for "post op pics" , they will show up

Edited 08/16/13 19:01

08/17/2013 00:19
moondanc 
08/17/2013 00:19
moondanc 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

Smallgamehunter57:
Do a search for "post op pics" , they will show up

Arghhh-- I wish I hadn't looked Makes me more determined than ever to use NA as long as I can. I would love to see a picture of your hands now.

Best wishes,
Diane

08/17/2013 02:15
callie 
08/17/2013 02:15
callie 
Re: Splinting.... How long did you wear a splint at night?

Looks like a limited fasciectomy rather than a fasciotomy. Was there much pain? I had very little pain.

Have you tried wrapping the fist with a self adhesive bandage for 10 minutes at a time about three times a day? That is what worked best for me.

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