3-Point Products' Healthcare Blog

How to Choose the Correct Size Oval-8 Finger Splint (Video Blog)

Posted on Tue, Nov 25,2014 @ 02:57 PM

The key to success with Oval-8 splints is a precise, secure fit. Until now, choosing the proper size has required a fitting session with a health care professional or visiting a jeweler to be sized with a ring sizer.  

Now, using the Oval-8 Sizing Guide, you can determine a range of sizes certain to provide an optimal fit no matter the condition of your finger. Full step-by-step instructions are included to guide you through the process of determining the size or sizes you will need.

Click here for the Oval-8 Sizing Guide

Tags: Oval-8 finger splint, finger splint, 3-Point Products

Which Thumb Splint is Right for You - video blog

Posted on Tue, Nov 25,2014 @ 02:55 PM

There are many types of thumb splints on the market today that offer different levels of support for different conditions. You may need a thumb splint to relieve the pain from arthritis or tendinitis, to rest a sprain or protect a fracture.  This video discusses what style and what level of support you may need for your particular condition.

Learn more on how to choose the best splint for you on our “Choosing a Splint” page.

More information on 3-Point Products line of Thumb Splints

Tags: hand splint, Thumb Spica Splint, thumb splint, arthritis splint, thumb arthritis, thumb pain, thumb injury

Everything You Need to Know to Fit, Wear and Buy Oval-8's

Posted on Tue, Nov 25,2014 @ 02:45 PM

Oval-8 Finger Splints from 3-Point Products are an excellent way to treat a variety of finger conditions. We have gathered together a table of contents to help visitors locate the information on the 3-Point website they need to choose the right splint size and locate a secure website to buy them.


Everything You Need to Know to Fit, Wear and Buy Oval-8 Splints Can Be Found in the Following Web Pages on Our Website:

Introduction to Oval-8 Finger Splints

Conditions Treated Successfully with Oval-8 splints
Features a brief description of each condition and links to blogs, videos and FAQ’s about:
Mallet Finger, Swan Neck Deformity (Hyperextension), Trigger Finger, Boutonniere Deformity, Deviated/Crooked Fingers, Fractures and more

Measuring Instructions Make Choosing the Correct Size(s) Easy

Details the 3 recommended methods for sizing Oval-8's, including video instructions on using the Oval-8 Do-It-Yourself Sizing Guide

Learn How to Adjust Oval-8's for a Custom Fit (for Health Care Providers)

Watch the Adjusting Oval-8 Finger Splints video to learn how to alter the Oval-8 for optimal fit for Mallet Fingers, Swan Neck and more

How Oval-8 Finger Splints are Packaged and Sold
Oval-8 Finger Splints are conveniently packaged for consumer purchasing and in Professional Kits designed for health care professionals.

Choose from a List of Our Online Partners to Buy Your Oval-8 Splints
Health Care Professionals and consumers can purchase direct from 3-Point Products or through any of our distribution partners. Click here for a list of U.S. and International Distributors.

Oval-8 Videos
A series of 'how to' instructional videos on how and why to use Oval-8 Finger Splints

Oval-8 FAQ’s
FAQ's on Oval-8's including basic information about the splints, treating a mallet finger with an Oval-8 and how the splints are sold and packaged

Oval-8 Testimonials

Hear what our customers are saying about Oval-8 Finger Splints


Tags: Oval-8 finger splint, trigger finger, finger splint, mallet finger, swan-neck deformity, ehlers danlos, jammed finger, Boutonniere deformity

How to Treat Trigger Finger with an Oval-8 Splint

Posted on Tue, Feb 19,2013 @ 01:45 PM

The following video shows what a Trigger Finger is and how an Oval-8 Finger Splint can help. It includes graphics and fitting tips.


If you would like to learn more about Oval-8 splints, please visit our Oval-8 page.


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Related Blog Posts:
What is Trigger Finger and What Causes It?

How Do You Treat Trigger Finger?

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Tags: Oval-8 finger splint, trigger finger, finger splint

Adjusting Oval-8 Splints: A Video Guide for Health Care Providers

Posted on Wed, Sep 19,2012 @ 09:40 AM

Though the angled band of the Oval-8 Finger Splint design allows each Oval-8 to fit two sizes, occasionally they may need to be adjusted to fine tune the size or alter the angle or length. The splints are made of an injection molded plastic (they are latex-free) and this is not something that can be done with a hairdryer. Adjusting Oval-8 splints should be done by your health care provider or medical equipment supplier and this video details how to adjust Oval-8 splints for a custom fit.

To learn more about Oval-8 finger splints and what conditions they treat, please click here.

More information on the Precision Spot Heat Gun.

Tags: Oval-8 finger splint, finger splint, common finger injury, 3-Point Products, precision spot heat gun

How to Treat a Mallet Finger with an Oval-8 - Video Blog

Posted on Thu, Sep 13,2012 @ 09:23 AM

Oval-8's treat a variety of finger conditions, including the most common finger injury - mallet finger. The Oval-8s will hold the DIP straight or if needed, they can be adjusted using the Precision Spot heat gun to hold the DIP in slight hyperextension. The open design keeps the skin clean and dry and generally no tape or strapping is needed to hold them in place. The wearer can shower or wash their hands with the Oval-8 on without having to replace straps or tape. This leads to better compliance and better treatment results.

This video details how to use an Oval-8 to treat a mallet finger and also explains how to use silicone gel sheeting as a cushion if the wearer cannot tolerate the pressure on the dorsum (top) of the DIP joint. 

Frequently Asked Questions:
Treating Mallet Finger with Oval-8 finger splints

More information on Oval-8's

Tags: Oval-8 finger splint, finger splint, mallet finger, common finger injury, baseball finger

3-Point Products Exhibits at Hand Surgery Trade Show

Posted on Tue, Sep 04,2012 @ 09:29 AM

3-Point Products is proud to be an exhibitor at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting in Chicago from September 6 through September 8, 2012. We will be located in Booth 415 and will display and demonstrate our line of hand splints; including the Oval-8 finger splint that treats 6 different common finger conditions, among them arthritis, trigger finger, and mallet finger.

hand and finger splints at ASSH conference

Meetings are our chance to share new products and new ways to use old favorites.  For example, adding a strip of our Gel Mate® silicone gel over the DIP when using an Oval-8 splint to treat Mallet Finger provides a solution when the wearer cannot tolerate pressure on the top of the DIP joint. Click here for more information about treating mallet finger with an Oval-8 and Gel Mate.

Treating mallet finger with an Oval-8 and Gel Mate silicone gel sheeting

(Oval-8 and Gel Mate used together to treat a mallet finger)

3-Point will be showcasing our new line of NP splints.  These splints feature more stretch resistant, breathable foam-lined material, along with updated designs. The new 3pp ThumSling NP features greater length at the wrist and – combined with the classic ThumSling wrap-around strap - provides a greater level of CMC support to reduce pain from CMC Joint Arthritis or Tendinitis.  More information on ThumSling NP.

3pp ThumSling

(3pp ThumSling NP)

Another splint in the NP line, the 3pp Wrist Wrap NP, provides the same great adjustable compression with the next level of support.  The stretch resistant material conforms without bulk.  This is a heavier use splint compared to the standard 3pp Wrist Wrap and is ideal to support sprains and ligament injuries during heavy-duty activity.  More information on Wrist Wrap NP.

3pp Wrist Wrap NP
(3pp Wrist Wrap NP)

In addition, 3-Point Products will have our full complement of finger splints, arthritis splints, thumb splints and wrist splints on display at the show.  If you are attending the show, please stop by Booth 415 for a demonstration and to learn more.

Visit our website at www.3pointproducts.com for more information.

Tags: finger splint, 3-Point Products, wrist splint, thumb splint, ASSH trade show, arthritis splint

3-Point Products Founder, Julie Belkin, Profiled on CorridorInc.com

Posted on Wed, Sep 15,2010 @ 04:45 PM

Julie Belkin, founder and president of 3-Point Products, based out of Stevensville, MD, was profiled in the Wednesday, September 15, 2010 edition of CorridorInc.com. The article describes how Belkin, inventor of the Oval-8 splint,


Oval-8 splint from 3-Point Products  helps relieve finger pain caused by arthritis


started 3-Point Products to help patients with arthritis and other hand or foot injuries, and follows the company’s growth since 1997. 

3-Point Products designs and sells a wide variety of finger splints, thumb splints, wrist splints, elbow braces, and lower extremity splints to decrease arthritis joint pain and help stabilize joints after fractures and ligament injuries. Noted for their effectiveness in addressing arthritis pain and other orthopedic conditions, as well as for their ease of use, low-profile design, and comfort, 3pp products are available throughout the United States and worldwide.

Follow this link to read Catherine Irwin's article about 3-Point Products.  

3-Point Products in the news - CorridorInc.com


If you are a consumer or medical professional and have used our products, please let us know how you liked them by sending us an e-mail or going to our Testimonials page and filling out the form.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor of products from 3-Point, please fill out the form on the Contact Us page of this web site.

Tags: arthritis pain, Oval-8 finger splint, finger splint, wrist splint, thumb splint, Announcements

3-Point Products Founder Discusses Arthritis Products on Television

Posted on Fri, Aug 06,2010 @ 01:42 PM

3-Point Products President Interviewed on ABC News Arthritis 


Julie Belkin, founder and president of 3-Point Products (pictured in the center), was interviewed on television about her experience as someone who suffers from arthritis, has treated arthritis patients as an occupational therapist and founded a company that focuses primarily on arthritis-related products.  She has designed a number of arthritis splints for fingers, thumbs and wrists, some of which she wears herself. Among other things, the video shows her discussing two of these splints and a reacher, a type of product Ms. Belkin recommends to every household.

The timing of this television interview was tied to National Arthritis Month (every May).  Megan Pringle, co-anchor on the Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR-TV's "Good Morning Maryland" program, conducted the interview. The inteview with Julie Belkin is the second half of the 8-minute video clip below.

The first half of the video features Jamie Costello interviewing Dr. Mark Deitch of the Orthomaryland Medical Group. Dr. Deitch's specialty is orthopaedics of the hand. He discusses which joints are most commonly affected by arthritis, different forms of arthritis and various treatment options. Arthritis treatment options include medications, splints & braces, injections and surgery.  The main goals of arthritis treatment, according to Dr. Deitch, are improving function and reducing arthritis pain.


Watch the video here:


Here is a link to a summary of the interviews about arthritis and what can help. If you found this informative, please let the ABC station know by leaving a comment on their web site so they can consider your feedback when planning future programs.

You can also leave a comment below.

Tags: Aids to Daily Living, trigger finger, finger splint, thumb splint, thumb arthritis, thumb pain, CMC joint arthritis, osteoarthritis, Announcements, Product Information