All Posts tagged Arthritis

We Cannot Fix It But We Can Slow It Down

Our goal at Digisplint is not always to “fix” the joints that are deviating from Arthritis, but to slow down or even STOP the progression of deviation caused by Arthritis.  There has been no visual changes in these fingers since she started wearing our splints.  There is 5 years difference between these pictures.

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First we deal with joint pain and support… then we work on slowing down or stopping deviations.
We have clients that come from coast to coast to see us directly here in Exeter, Ontario. After 20 years of building custom finger splint, I know we can help you too. Call us at 1-888-775-4687 to book an appointment today!

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London Walk to Fight Arthritis

Arthritis Society Walk to Fight Arthritis

Digisplint is a proud sponsor of the Walk to Fight Arthritis in London on Sunday, June 7, 2015.  Come join us for a 5km or 1km walk that raises funds for The Arthritis Society.  We will have a booth at the event to meet with you and to answer any questions you may have about the splints we build.

The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve one simple, common goal: help the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day.

Registering for the Walk means you join a passionate community that is determined to build awareness and raise much-needed funds for arthritis research. Fundraising also permits The Arthritis Society to keep providing vital programs and services that enable people with arthritis to live well at home, work and play.

Join the movement – register and begin fundraising today!  This year’s goal is to get 500-600 participants involved and raise $100,000!  With just under 13 weeks to go we are well on our way to reach our goals!

For more information or to register your team visit  www.walktofightarthritis.ca or go to www.facebook.com/ArthritisSocietyONSW.

 

 

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How Time Flies!

How Time Flies!

We have been building splints for over 18 years now and I still love coming to work everyday.  To make something that somebody “needs” as opposed to making something that somebody “wants” is truly rewarding.

I just had a reminder last week of how time flies!  A client contacted us to say that her splint had broken and was wondering if it could be fixed.  After looking up the original invoice we noted that this splint was originally purchased in 1998… That’s 16 years!

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything we needed lasted that long???

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Be Pro-Active

Be Pro-Active

011Donna made an appointment with us to be seen today.  A friend of hers wears a few of our splints for control of Osteo Arthritis and she was wondering what can be done for her deviating middle finger.

Donna was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis a few years ago and fortunately for her was able to keep it under control with medications.  Another classic example of being pro-active as opposed to re-active.

I showed her that if we can keep a constant amount of passive pressure on three points around her deviating joint, we should be able to stop the progression of deviation that occurs.  I have pictures of RA clients from when they first came to see us to five years later and there is no progression of deviation.   Our goal in this case is not to correct the deviation as much as slow down, or stop the progression of deviation.

Donna and I sat together in my workshop today for about an hour and she was able to leave with a really good fitting splint.

 

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Betty’s Story

Betty’s Story

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.

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