From soft fabric braces to molded splints, Oh My Arthritis has braces, splints and supports to help manage pain from arthritis, dequervain’s, trigger finger and trigger thumb, golfers and tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes and more. Learn more about health conditions and the braces, splints and products that can help on our Health Conditions page.
Because we care that you are properly fitted and get the support that works best for you, we strongly recommend that you discuss the braces and splints you find here with your health care provider. Braces and splints, like medications, are helpful only if they are properly worn. With that said, when choosing a brace it is important to consider what joints are affected and the severity of your condition.
Light control braces support through light compression and contoured designs to protect the joints. Ideal for daytime wear at work and at home and for use in daily activities. Light control supports while still allowing motion and function. (Stays and pads may be added to increase the support or resistance to motion to create a Light Plus+ support.)
Moderate control provides greater support and resistance to movement by using materials with less stretch and stronger fabrics. Ideal when a brace or splint is likely to be worn throughout the day during a variety of activities. Choose moderate control when joints need to be protected and muscles and ligaments rested, but not fully immobilized. (Stays and pads may be added to increase the support or resistance to motion to create a Moderate Plus+ support)
Firm Control is designed to allow joints and tissues to rest and heal by limiting or stopping motion. When full rest is required to help relieve pain from an injury or severe pain due to overuse or arthritis, choose braces and splints in the firm range. Ideal following injury or surgery or when a condition has flared up and the pain prevents function. (Choose longer styles that support more joints and add pads or stays as needed for Firm Plus+ support.)
Braces designed to apply a corrective force have variable levels of support depending on how they are worn and how long they are worn.