Saturday December 12th 2020, 8:38 pm
Filed under: Knit,Life,Lupus

I’ve mentioned a few times the hand splints I wear at night that gave me back the use of my hands when I was hit with an onset of what was at first assumed to be rheumatoid arthritis thirty years ago and that are still essential to my being able to knit. Custom made. But they wear out. That’s gotten hideously expensive.

There had to be something out there, there just had to be…

Flipping through the pages. Carpal tunnel. Nope. Or rather, yeah some but that’s not most of the problem, those are way too short. For broken hands. Nope. Don’t want it past the middle joints of my fingers but I do want it up to that point. For stroke. Nope nope nope.

Many Amazon search results later, I finally found some off-the-shelf ones that were what I was looking for, just about infinitely sizeable and with the functions I was going to that physical therapist for (details in the review), and my relief was so intense that I wrote the highest-praise review they could ever have asked for–but not till I’d tried them for several nights running to be sure. I’m sure.

These are better than my old ones. I did not know that was possible. That beanbag pouch!

If you knit (or even if you don’t) and have had any problems with your hands, these were $13.99 each and at the moment it says they’re almost sold out. Get a pair. You’ll be glad you did. Hopefully they’ll restock. Let’s talk them into it.

I’m still lining mine with old thin cotton socks with the heel and toe cut out, just like I did with my plastic ones for thirty years, because old habits and all that.

Edited to add, this one looks very close to it (even if the initial picture doesn’t) but I haven’t seen it in real life yet to tell for sure.

Edited 12/16: The ones I bought are being restocked now.

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Oh wow. What a find! Looks like they are out of stock now but probably worth getting one more “spare ” pair if they come back. You know, just in case.
And one of the pictures showed knitting!!! Yay!!! How often do we see that? Ha – never.
So glad you have an affordable replacement for something you really need.

Comment by Chris S in Canada 12.12.20 @ 9:41 pm

I was able to order. Thank you. I lost the mate to a pair I had. However, when I tried to type in the title of the item, I got a page full of “butt lift” leggings and such. LOL Definitely not something I need!! 🙂

Comment by Anne 12.12.20 @ 11:26 pm

Thank you! My thumbs have been hurting more, sometimes working down to the wrists. I type, write and draw for work, plus quilt and knit, so I really need my hands. Looks like I got the last 2. I appreciate your explanation and advice.

Comment by DebbieR 12.12.20 @ 11:55 pm

Such a great thing when that happens: not just what you needed, but better than! Happy news.

Comment by ccr in MA 12.13.20 @ 12:50 pm

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