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Wearing a splint helps your child use their hands and arms better. The type of splint and when it needs to be worn depends on your child’s needs. Some children will wear the splint only when they are awake and active. Others may wear a splint only at night. Splints can be soft and flexible, and others hard and rigid.
Your child’s therapist will give them a splint that is the exact type and size they need. Your child will learn how to put on the splint and when they should wear it.
Your child’s splint should not cause pain or discomfort. Watch for problems such as:
If your child experiences any of these symptoms, have your child stop wearing the splint and call your child’s therapist right away.
Reviewed: September 2022