What is a finger splint? A finger splint is a medical devise that consists of a flat, padded, moldable, aluminum stick. It is to be bent over and around a finger. In order to keep the finger immobile. Finger splints are used to treat a variety of injuries or conditions. Such as arthritis, fractures, sprains, being jammed, etc. Further more they come in different sizes and shapes, with or without a cold gel pack, etc. Whatever your condition, there is a model for you. But what do you do when you need a finger splint and you do not have one?
I had just finished a visit with my chiropractor, he had adjusted my thumb. I had developed Trigger Thumb, which is similar to Trigger Finger (when a finger will catch or lock in a bent position). He said I should pick up a small finger splint to protect from re-injuring and a prolonged recovery. The first aid kit, in the car, did not have a finger splint. I really was not expecting it to, but I looked anyway. I had tape, but what else could I use to immobilize the thumb? I looked around my car to see what else I could use. I had this, that and the other thing. Then I saw what I could use... Here is my solution for a Impromptu Finger Splint…
The intent of this instructable is to give you the knowledge to
1) provide first aid with common on hand items.
2) provide an alternative for a limited use medical devise,
3) encourage you to engage in a Do It Yourself franchise and community.
2) Quick and
Warning I had already been to the doctor and he told how to wear a splint. Remember to consult with your doctor as soon as you can.