Splinting is one part of many in treating a hand problem. We will focus on the splinting aspect, however it is important to always consult a professional to ensure splinting is approriate in each individual case.
Fabric Lined Splint
The Fabric lined splint is a very useful splint for those fragile, sore or swollen hands. Here I have used some soft strapping - Durawrap/Mafra, which conforms well around the hand and also helps reduce any swelling. Over the wrist I have used Microgrip, which is an elastic, soft strapping, which would be confortably for the client to wear.
Here is a tutorial on how to make this splint, as presented at the New Zealand Hand Therapy Conference 2015.