Thumb orthotics

Thumb orthotics

Orthotics for the thumb are primarily used to reduce pain and provide support to the joint. Pain in the thumb joint makes everyday tasks very difficult however by using a thumb orthotic the thumb can be placed into a more functional position to alleviate the pain. We are able to provide both stock and bespoke thumb orthotics which are made to the specific shape of your thumb and hand.

What are the indications for use of a thumb orthotic?

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

  • Pain in the thumb joint
  • Reduced function in the thumb
  • Instability of the thumb joint
  • Requirement for support following injury or surgery
  • Weakness of the thumb joint

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

What conditions are thumb orthotics often used for?

There are many conditions which would benefit from the use of a thumb orthotic including:

  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other forms of arthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Post surgery
  • Skier's / Gamekeeper’s thumb
  • CMC joint arthritis

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

What are the benefits of thumb orthoses?

There are many benefits that come from using a thumb orthoses. These include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved functionality
  • Increased joint stability
  • Restriction of movement if required

There are many benefits using a thumb orthoses to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a thumb orthoses?

The process to receive an thumb orthoses would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

Our experienced orthotists will complete an assessment to establish the best orthoses to support your thumb. They will look at the level of function you currently have, any pain you experience and what you hope your thumb orthotic will achieve. Your orthotist will then take a series of measurements and if appropriate a cast of your thumb and hand. This will then be used to make your orthoses. Once your thumb orthoses has been manufactured your orthotist will fit the device and provide you information about wearing the orthoses.

How do I arrange an assessment for a thumb orthoses?

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

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