What is Therapeutic splint?

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Therapeutic splints may be available in many forms to offer structure and support to various parts of the body. They may be used to help support or immobilize a part of the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Carpal tunnel syndrome 113 36
Fingers curl 38 14
Stiffness/spasticity 34 4
Pain 13 5
Joint pain in hands 11 5
Foot drop 10 6

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 11
Mild 17
None 63

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Therapeutic splint

Side effect Patients
Uncomfortable 3
Pain 2
Apprehension 1
Arthritis pain 1
As above 1
Clumsiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Therapeutic splint

Dosage Patients
as needed 4
720 min daily 3
480 min daily 2
daily 2
1 other every other week 1
1 hr daily 1
1 mg daily 1
1 min daily 1
2 other daily 1
1 other four times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Therapeutic splint

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 36
Course of treatment ended 34
Did not seem to work 20
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 4
Personal research 3
Side effects too severe 2
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Duration

Currently using Therapeutic splint

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 10

Stopped using Therapeutic splint

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 41
Usually 32
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 40
Not at all hard to take 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 22
Not specified 64
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18 patient evaluations for Therapeutic splint

Jul 25, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 min Daily
Advice & Tips: After using nightly for 3 years, I can now sleep a couple of nights without them, use them 1 night, and then use them again. That schedule reminds my body not to sleep with hands curled up.

Jun 18, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 min Daily

Sep 6, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Without the splints, my discomfort and limits increase.  When I skip using them (wear them only at night), I can tell the difference.  But using my pad during the day increases the discomfort if used too long. 

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Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 720 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Best treatment for carpal tunnel and related RA issues. I tried and own several different pairs of wrist braces but always have a pair nearby.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 13, 2015 (Started Feb 13, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Oval 8 finger splints prevent your finger joints from hyper extending. I is unable to use a pen to write more than a few sentences because my finger joints would hyper extend and to compensate I had to grip very hard. I wear these on various fingers and various joints depending on the task and they provide A LOT of relief!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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