Oval-8® Finger Splints
Light and comfortable finger splints support and protect your fingers to help heal injuries and correct problems caused by Trigger Finger or Trigger Thumb, Mallet Finger, Swan Neck, Hypermobility (EDS) and Crooked or Broken Fingers.
Individual size packages are perfect for those who know their size or want the convenience of having more than one splint. A Graduated Set of 3 sizes is sold separately for those trying Oval-8 Splints for the first time.
• Protect your mallet finger, stop trigger finger/thumb, straighten your crooked
or jammed finger, or limit hypermobility
caused by Arthritis or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
• Protects your fingers without messy tape or straps and makes it easier to use your hands
• Comfortable for all day and all night wear, the neutral color makes them barely noticeable
• If you know the size you need or are replacing a splint, individual sizes are available in packages of 1, 3 or 5
• A Graduated Set of 3 consecutive sizes is a great option if you are a first-time buyer and are unsure of which size to order (sold separately)
Need to know more? The Oval-8 Finger Splint Guide has everything you need to know about how to choose, fit and wear these great splints and our Product FAQ’s will help to answer many of your questions.
Finger sizes and shapes vary and a proper fit for your Oval-8 Finger Splint may require the assistance of a health care provider who is trained to customize splints. To find a certified hand therapist in your area, visit www.htcc.org.
Please Note: Oval-8 finger splints are not recommended for children under the age of 4 as they may cause choking if swallowed.
Use a flexible measuring tape or the Oval-8 Printable Sizing Guide to measure around the affected finger joint.
Oval-8 Do It Yourself Printable Sizing Guide
An accurate fit is the key with Oval-8 Finger Splints. The Oval-8 eBook has helpful information on how to choose the correct size Oval-8:
How to Choose and Correctly Size Your Oval-8 (e-book)
Since swelling or temperature changes can affect your finger size, choosing only one size does not always guarantee that size will be 100% correct. We suggest choosing an Oval-8 Graduated Set of 3 sizes to get the right fit for you. If you are replacing a splint or know the size you need, single size packages of 1,3 or 5 splints are available.
Please Note: Oval-8 Finger Splints are a medical product and in some cases may require custom sizing to assure the best fit for your condition. Please refer to the Oval-8 Guide for information on finding a healthcare provider in your area trained in custom fitting splints.
Wear: Oval-8 Finger Splints can be worn day or night and multiple splints can be worn without limiting the movement of your hands. Oval-8’s can be worn over bandages or with Gel Tubes or Gel Mate for cushioning and protection.
Please monitor your finger color and temperature. Your finger may discolor slightly when you first put your splint on. If the color does not return to normal after 5 to 10 minutes of wear, remove the splint or try a different size. Please check with your healthcare provider if you experience any discomfort or circulatory concerns.
Care: Hand washable and waterproof. You can wear your Oval-8 Finger Splints in the water without removing them.
For Helpful Information on Oval-8 Finger Splints - Watch Our Oval-8 Finger Splints Videos
How do I know what size Oval-8 I need?
For splints to do their job effectively, they need to fit correctly. Choosing the correct size Oval-8 Finger Splint requires care and attention. To assist you, we have created a very helpful e-book, The Oval-8 Finger Splint Guide. This printable e-book has all the information you will need to determine where and how to measure your finger or thumb. Once you have read the e-book, you can determine the size(s) that are most likely to fit the finger you are treating.
I have a Mallet Finger and it hurts when I put pressure on the top of my finger. Can I wear an Oval-8?
Oval-8 Finger Splints are an excellent option for treating Mallet Finger. If you have an open sore or just recently sustained the injury, we recommend waiting until the sore is healed and some of the swelling has gone down before switching to an Oval-8. If the finger remains sore over the top of the joint, use a Gel Tube, a piece of Gel Mate silicone gel, or a gel lined bandage to cushion the joint. You may require a larger size to fit over any cushion or bandage. You may also need to have the splint adjusted by your doctor or therapist to make certain the fit and length are correct for your finger.
Watch our video How to treat a Mallet Finger with an Oval-8 Finger Splint for sizing and wearing instructions
I have a Swan Neck deformity in my finger that I think I inherited. Will an Oval-8 Finger Splint cure my finger deformity?
The Oval-8 will prevent the finger from bending backwards at the middle knuckle and may also help the end of the finger straighten more while wearing the splint. It is unlikely the splint will "cure" the problem as only surgery can be expected to provide a permanent correction. The Oval-8 splints are easy to wear for all activities even when washing or working in water. You may find wearing the splint holds the finger properly so you can bend and use your finger better, even though it is likely to return to the Swan Neck position when you take it off.
How many Oval-8's come in a package?
Individual size packages come with either 1, 3 or 5 splints per size. Oval-8 splints are also sold in Graduated Sets that have 3 consecutive sizes (ex: 4,5 & 6) in a package and in a Sizing Set that includes one of each of the 14 sizes (sizes 2 through 15)
How do I wear the Oval-8 Splint?
The Oval-8 will fit on either the end joint of your finger closest to the fingernail or on the middle joint. How you wear an Oval-8 depends on what problem you are having with your finger. We recommend taking a look at our e-book Oval-8 Conditions eBook: 7 Common Finger Conditions Treated by the Oval-8 Finger Splint or watching our videos on how to use Oval-8s to treat different conditions including Mallet Finger, Swan Neck Deformity, Trigger Finger/Trigger Thumb and more.
Wear Oval-8 Splints on the end joint of your finger closest to the fingernail if you are treating:
• Mallet or Baseball Finger
• Straightening your finger joint to reduce the affect of Arthritis or Heberden’s Nodes (bumps or enlargement of the end joint.
• Reducing hyperflexibility due to ligament injury or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
Wear Oval-8 Splints on the middle joint of your finger if you are treating:
• Trigger finger
• Swan Neck Deformity
• Boutonniere Deformity
• Straightening the middle joint of your finger to reduce the affect of Arthritis or Bouchard’s Nodes (bumps or enlargement of the end joint)
• Reducing hyperflexibility of the middle joint due to ligament injury or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
• Stabilizing a broken finger (one or two splints)
Wear an Oval-8 on or just below the end joint of your thumb if you are treating:
• Trigger thumb
• Straightening or stabilizing the end joint if it is turning sideways or bending too far backwards
If I wear a Gel Tube or band aid under an Oval-8 for extra protection and cushioning, will I need a different size splint?
If you will be wearing a Gel Tube under an Oval-8, we recommend you go up 1 to 2 sizes in the splint. We suggest when ordering Gel Tubes and Oval-8 finger splints together, you purchase a Graduated Set with sizes that are larger than what your finger measures without the tube.
What can I do if the Oval-8 is too long or does not fit the way I want it to?
Depending on your condition and the size and length of your finger, the Oval-8 may need to be adjusted to achieve a perfect fit for you. Adjusting an Oval-8 Finger Splint requires the use of a high temperature heating tool (one that heats to 300 degrees or more). We strongly suggest that adjustments are made by a healthcare provider trained in custom fitting splints.
Please use the following links to locate a hand therapist or orthotist near you to assist you in properly adjusting your splint.
To find a Hand Therapist, please visit: https://www.htcc.org/
To find an Orthotist please visit: https://www.aopanetonline.org/membershipdirectory/
Arthritis In first finger joint
In love with this brilliant little device!
Great product. Wonderful service
Great relief with splint on.
great product & great customer service
Glad I found this product
For "popping" thumb joint..
Middle finger trigger relief
Great device for support and protection
Love these ingenious little wonders
Great product, wrong sizing chart
Lifesaver (& surgery preventer, so far!)
Not sure about this product
Heartfelt thanks to the creator!
Worked instantly - alternative to surgery!
Helpful for Trigger Thumb
Need to widen your distribution
These are as good as a cast but soooo much better!
Made Daily Activities with MS easier
Might be good later on after injuiry is better healed
I thought this would be better than the tape and flat finger splint my doctor ...
Helpful sizes for a great product
It helped a lot with my hyper flexible thumb
Leightweight and good support
Keeps My fingers straight