A splint may be a good short-term treatment for any painful
injury. Using a splint helps keep an injury from moving. This may help prevent
further injury until you can see your doctor.
Position the splint
so the injured limb cannot bend. A good general rule to follow is to splint
from a joint above the injury to a joint below it. For example, splint an
injured forearm from above the elbow to below the wrist.