Healthcare Blog

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis - What’s new about an old condition?

Posted on Wed, Feb 25,2015 @ 12:43 PM

Recently, you may have been hearing about a new test for de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. This test applies stress to the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) tendons without stressing the thumb and wrist joints.

Along with this potential new testing standard for de Quervain’s, the terminology used to describe the condition is also being reconsidered. In the past, tendinitis and tenosynovitis were the general terms used to describe painful tendon conditions thought to be due to inflammation. However, attention is now being given to a more precise descriptive term for degradation of the tendon as opposed to inflammation of the tendon or surrounding soft tissue. Recent literature points to the terms tendinopathy and tendinosis to differentiate tendon injuries.

Treating Swan Neck Deformity with Oval-8 Finger Splints

Posted on Thu, Feb 12,2015 @ 11:35 AM

At first glance, diagnosing Swan Neck Deformity seems like a "no brainer". You have visual confirmation of hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint and flexion of the distal interphalangeal (DIP). The finger is contorted into the shape of a swan neck. And, your patient has Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

3-Point Products sponsors TSHT 20th Annual Education Conference

Posted on Thu, Jan 29,2015 @ 10:02 AM

3-Point Products is proud to be a Silver Level sponsor of the Texas Society for Hand Therapy (TSHT) 20th Annual Education Conference. The conference will be held March 6-8, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Fort Worth, TX.

How to Treat Gamekeepers or Skier's Thumb

Posted on Tue, Jan 27,2015 @ 10:59 AM

The origin of the term Gamekeeper’s Thumb (the wringing motion required to break the neck of rabbits and game birds), may no longer be a common cause of the overstretching or tearing of the thumb’s ulnar collateral ligament, but the disorder itself is still quite common.

The term Gamekeeper’s Thumb is used when referring to an ulnar collateral injury caused by repetitive stress on the thumb during such activities as using a wrench, twisting electrical cords or wringing out heavy cloths. The term Skier’s Thumb is commonly used when there is an acute, forceful abduction of the thumb as when a skier falls without letting go of the ski pole. The injury may also be the result of falling on an outstretched thumb or catching a ball with an outstretched thumb.

Treating Trigger Thumb with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Posted on Fri, Jan 16,2015 @ 11:32 AM

And “pop” goes the trigger thumb. One of the most common causes of pain and dysfunction in the hand is trigger thumb.

With trigger thumb, patients present with a painful thumb that sticks or catches, often audibly, upon flexion or extension. Or, the patient’s thumb may be stuck or locked in the flexed position. Trigger thumb is thus named because once the thumb unlocks (often by passive manipulation), it snaps back much like discharging a trigger on a gun.

Tags: Oval-8 finger splint, thumb pain, trigger thumb, hurt thumb

3-Point Products Joins the IFSHT

Posted on Tue, Jan 13,2015 @ 02:32 PM

IFSHT logo3-Point Products is proud to join the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) as a commercial member. By joining the IFSHT, 3-Point Products is committed to promoting the advancement of Hand Therapy worldwide through sponsorship of activities.

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.

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.

Explore 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.

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.

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