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Immobilisation

The immobilisation of affected limbs is sometimes recommended by the use of slings, splints, gloves or braces. Splints need to be designed specifically for the injury by a specialist in overuse injuries and their use regarded as supplementary to the more important requirement for rest.

Remember, however, that muscle wastage may result from prolonged immobilisation therefore the use of splints and supportive bandages is normally only a short term measure.

 
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