Heberden’s nodes: Does anyone use finger sleeves?

Posted by hawkssr @hawkssr, Dec 2, 2022

I would like to try finger sleeves on my little and pointer fingers as I have Heberden’s nodes on both and constantly hit them. I’m seeing a ton on Amazon and have no idea which ones really work for protection and comfort. Does anyone use finger sleeves and recommend what has worked for you. Thank you! I can not find any info here on Heberden’s nodes.

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Welcome @hawkssr. @bethc1954 mention @fourof5zs Heberden’s nodes in this related discussion:
– Hand osteoarthritis with mucous cysts https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hand-osteoarthritis-with-mucous-cysts/

And @sequoia @ellerbracke @jnb @SusanEllen66 and others mention braces (or sleeves) for trigger finger in this discussion:
– Trigger thumb: What helps? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/trigger-thumb/

I'm glad that you started this new discussion specific to Heberden's nodes. Hawksstr, do you have osteoarthritis?

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Welcome @hawkssr. @bethc1954 mention @fourof5zs Heberden’s nodes in this related discussion:
– Hand osteoarthritis with mucous cysts https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hand-osteoarthritis-with-mucous-cysts/

And @sequoia @ellerbracke @jnb @SusanEllen66 and others mention braces (or sleeves) for trigger finger in this discussion:
– Trigger thumb: What helps? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/trigger-thumb/

I'm glad that you started this new discussion specific to Heberden's nodes. Hawksstr, do you have osteoarthritis?

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Yes I do.

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I have tried finger sleeves custom made by my OT but Zi haven’t had much luck keeping them on. I have Erosive Degenerative Osteoarthritis in both hands with Heberden’s nodes. I wear compression gloves, braces & supports on both hands. Tried making cookies & candy for the holidays. Definitely not my smartest move.

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I have tried finger sleeves custom made by my OT but Zi haven’t had much luck keeping them on. I have Erosive Degenerative Osteoarthritis in both hands with Heberden’s nodes. I wear compression gloves, braces & supports on both hands. Tried making cookies & candy for the holidays. Definitely not my smartest move.

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I was trying to say that I don’t have much success keeping the finger splints on. In addition to the Heberden’s nodes, I also have Bouchard’s nodes. I have the most trouble with the thumb on my right hand as far as bruising & pain go. (I am left-handed.) I have very little ability to bend the fingers on my right hand & a fist is impossible. The problem hit my left hand later and I have fairly good mobility in my middle & baby fingers.

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