In September of 2012 I was diagnosed with Lupus and later my diagnosis was changed to Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD). MCTD is a combination of Scleroderma, Lupus and Polymyocitis. My first symptoms were pain and stiffness in the small joints of my hands. I am a physiotherapist and mother of two small children so I needed to be able to use my hands at every moment of the day. I was also very concerned about damaging the joints at such a young age and having to live with permanently deformed and painful hands. My physiotherapist suggested I contact Derek at Digisplint and see what he could do. He made my first splint that summer and though the X-ray says that joint looks bad I have no pain at all. The splint is made from sterling silver so I can also wear it all day at work in the hospital and wash my hands (probably 20 times a day) without ruining the splint or concern for spread of infection. The splint for my right index finger immediately gave me pain relief and helps with the overall function of my hand. I love that the splints are durable and easy to clean but they are also comfortable and ‘pretty’. I get comments on my ‘funky’ jewellery all of the time. Thanks Derek for making my everyday tasks so much safer
Thanks for sending the splints out so quick! They’re awesome!