Finger orthotics

Finger orthotics

There is a large variety of conditions in which the fingers may need supporting from an orthotic device. Finger orthotics can be either dynamic (actively providing a stretch upon the finger) or static (holding the finger in a specific place or only allow a certain level of movement). Finger orthoses can be made from a variety of materials which provide different strengths of support. Your orthotist will discuss different suitable options for your needs. We are able to provide both stock and custom made devices dependant on your needs.

What are the indications for use of a finger orthotic?

There are many indications for using a finger orthotic. These include:

  • Finger pain
  • Reduced functionality
  • Deformity
  • Instability
  • Muscle tightness

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a finger orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are finger orthoses often used for?

Finger orthoses are used for many conditions including:

  • Hyperextension
  • Muscle contractures
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Mallet finger
  • Swan neck
  • Boutonniere
  • Stroke
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a finger orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of finger orthotics?

There are many benefits that come from using a finger orthotic. These include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved positioning and alignment
  • Improved function
  • Control excessive movement
  • Reduce effects of spasticity

There are many benefits using a finger orthotic to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a finger orthotic?

The process to receive a finger orthotic would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

You will initially be required to attend an assessment with one of our experienced orthotists who will assess your difficulties and will discuss with you different orthotic devices which may be suitable for you. Your orthotist will then take measurements which will be used to select/ create the correct sized device. Once fitted your orthotist will provide information about wearing the device.

How do I arrange an assessment for a finger orthotic?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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