I had a wonderful day earlier this week working with a lady who had driven up to see me in the Digisplint Workshop. She has a combination of several issues including Ehlers Danlos combined with Osteo Arthritis. The biggest issues are with the thumbs… while looking for something that will stop hyper-extension of the MCP joint of the thumb (the chicken leg), we were also looking to create extra support with a little downward pressure on that same joint.
It took a little bit of “McGuivering”, but we were able to come up with a unique Thumb MCP Splint that did just the trick.
Fortunately her husband is a photographer and was enjoying himself as well in my small workshop, just snapping away!
Here are some of the photo’s and Sandra also commented on our Face book page… “Thank you for the beautiful MPC thumb splint. Awesome custom and artistic work. I’m so happy to have physical support that is not ugly or dirty.
When Betty came into our office the first time her DIP (joint closest to her fingernail) was severely enflamed and sore to the touch. Everyday tasks would be painful to do not only with using the joint but also every time she touched something with her finger it gave her a shot of pain. After hearing about Digisplint at a local support group she decided to give it a try. She was fitted with a realignment splint with a pressure plate and filled spacer (like the one pictured here).
Betty returned today, 4 months after purchasing her splint, because her splint was not fitting properly anymore. The splint needed to be resized because the swelling had gone down so much it was too big! But that was not the most exciting thing, she has no more pain! She can now continue her day to day activities without pain and will continue to wear the splint to control anymore flare-ups with her arthritis.