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Has anyone ever tried finger ring splints?

Hi. I have RA in my wrists and fingers and recently I noticed that my pinky has been bending forward at the top joint.

I wear splints for my wrists at night, so I thought I would start splinting my pinky as well. I have been using popsicle sticks right now, but when I was doing some research I saw finger ring splints that actually looked like jewelry rings. Has anybody ever tried these and found that they work?

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  1. Hi charlie27. I know there are many in the community who have experience with finger damage from RA. I can tell you that it just so happens that my wife, Kelly Mack (a contributor here), recently started wearing a ring splint. She originally tried one that she ordered online and she referred to it as a good short-term solution. However, she then had an occupational therapist, who she was seeing for hand therapy, take measurements and have a splint made to her specific needs. it is important to discuss with your medical team any potential addition to a treatment regimen. Wishing you the best. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

    1. It's good to know that ones ordered online are more of a short-term solution. I will definitely bring it up with my OT. Thanks, !

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