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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Help Required!! - Protective gloves!!

    Hi Guys,

    I seem to be in the habit of dislocating my thumbs.

    I have been in plaster for 4 weeks and will now be in a hand splint for another 6 weeks.

    I am now on the hunt for protective gloves that will specifically prevent or reduce the chance of me dislocating my thumbs in the future. Now that I have damaged both thumbs they will no doubt be more susceptable to injury in the future.

    I have seen gloves with extra wrist support but none for thumbs. The occupational health peeps have offered to make me casts for snowboarding, but i'm not sure if they can make me them for biking too.

    Has anyone been in this situation before?

    Any ideas then please let me know!

    Cheers
    Pingu

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    I would suggest asking your doctor or physical therapist on some taping techniques you can use to tape your thumb to prevent dislocations. Good luck. I've popped mine out in the past and the taping I used work.

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    Thanks Rogbie,

    I had my hand taped initially after the cast came off and before my splint was made.

    I will ask the OH peeps when i am there next week.

    Thanks again.
    Pingu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pingu View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I seem to be in the habit of dislocating my thumbs.

    I have been in plaster for 4 weeks and will now be in a hand splint for another 6 weeks.

    I am now on the hunt for protective gloves that will specifically prevent or reduce the chance of me dislocating my thumbs in the future. Now that I have damaged both thumbs they will no doubt be more susceptable to injury in the future.

    I have seen gloves with extra wrist support but none for thumbs. The occupational health peeps have offered to make me casts for snowboarding, but i'm not sure if they can make me them for biking too.

    Has anyone been in this situation before?

    Any ideas then please let me know!

    Cheers
    Considering every time I have injured my thumbs it is because they were ripped from around the handlebar rather than impact from the ground, I would be afraid bracing could cause fractures rather than dislocations.
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    try some gloves or braces for skiers thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pingu View Post
    Thanks Rogbie,

    I had my hand taped initially after the cast came off and before my splint was made.

    I will ask the OH peeps when i am there next week.

    Thanks again.
    This is the taping technique I used. I'm no doctor, so clear this with a professional first. I'm just saying it worked in my situation.

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    I have the similar problem, keep hurting my fingers during falling...

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    I think using athletic tape to tape the thumb would be your best bet, and if you really want to go to the extreme you can sew a web in your gloves between the thumb and the index finger so that it limits its mobility.

    Some really high end motorcycle gloves actually have that feature for the ring finger and pinky because the pinky is very susceptible to breaking during a crash.

    Or... you can just try not crashing anymore or if you do, try not to put your hand out to break the fall.

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