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Hi. My brother is unable to open his hands and stretch his fingers. Are there any braces or gloves on the market that might be helpful? Would arthritis gloves help?
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My husband was just fitted today for hand splints. His fingers are curling up and he will wear these braces for a few hours a day or whenever he feels like it and it will help keep his hands flatter. It looks like a hard plastic that his arm/hand sits in comfortably with velcro straps on the top.
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See the OT to get splints. Arthritis gloves would be too soft and unsupportive.
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Heat, massage and passive range of motion can all be helpful, as well as splints/braces.

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Hi. After showing him a picture I ordered hand splints for my brother. Just waiting on delivery. I also got a cervical collar for him. He says he gets tired holding his head up. The collar seems to give him some relief.
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