thumb support?

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by madeinengland90, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. iv just come out of cast for the second time on my thumb. iv damaged one of the ligaments and the doctor has recommended i wear support everytime i play. iv had a look on a few online stores and theres plenty of wrist supports or normal gloves but no thumb supports. does anyone know of any specialised thumb support gloves?
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  3. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    see if your doc can get you one or recomend a place to get one.
    I've no clue, outside of taping the hell out of it.
  4. OSU Blue

    OSU Blue Guest

    most of the guys ive played with who have had thumb injuries just put a good wrap job on it with no complaints. maybe ask your trainer/mates if they can wrap, or look it up. ive never seen a brace, but they may be out there..
  5. Yep.. never seen one... never wanna use one..
    what did u do anyway? You know you shouldn't shove that thumb in inappropriate places boy...
  6. Triniquint

    Triniquint Guest

    My son plays as a rugby league forward, and damaged his thumb tendons requiring a trip to hospital and a plaster cast put on. It wasn't a break, but a bad wrench. When his cast came off, his thumb wasn't as good as we'd have hoped for, but supposed that because of its weakened state it would take a little longer to heal fully. However, playing rugby he wrenched it again, requiring another cast. When the cast came off, his thumb was once again quite weak - but there was no 'thumb supports' as such. The cast is meant to hold the thumb in place and allow either the break to mend, or the wrench to ease off, and then once the cast is off, to kind of avoid anything that could wrench the thing again.

    It seems that the second time he did it they reckoned it hadn't been sorted properly the first time. He's had this second cast off for a few months now, and reckons it is ok again.

    I remember from my rugby playing days, when reaching for the ball in the lineout, or trying to catch a high Gary Owen, the ball would occasionally smash into the tips of my stretching fingers - and that was bloody sore, I can tell you. It was like straight finger jabbing a wall. And once you do that, it seems every time you touch the ball afterwards, it does it again and again.

    You just have to rest it, and keep it out of harm's way........
  7. Yes.. we've all had those finger bending moments.. however.. mine stays bent.. and I can make cracking noises with it.. awesome.. :p
  8. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    For a moment, I thought you was doing that 'Star Trek' hand gesture.
  9. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    The "Spock Shock"
  10. well... I can do a very wide "star trek" gesture actually.. wider than most coz of that finger.. :p I found it amusing that no one commented on the background of the picture... :p
  11. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    I thought it was almost too obvious. I was like...maybe he doesn't know...but seeing as you're brining it up...WFT? You get graded on giving BJ's?
  12. Hahahhaha... well, actually.. BJ in that paper isn't the BJ we men enjoy... it is a machine!! I took the pic at work.. :p and the machine is involved in oil drilling btw.. ;)
  13. melon

    melon Guest

    Strap it till your hand goes blue.
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