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Do arthritic fingers prevent someone in your life from wearing compression stockings?  For compression hosiery to be effective the garment must be snug.  People with poor finger strength often have difficulties donning and doffing medical grade compression stockings.  There is help.  Watch this video and see how easy stockings can be to take on and take off.

Learn more about how compression stockings can be applied even for people with hand arthritis.



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Check out this new thumb brace.  CMC Arthritis or basal joint arthritis effects the base of the thumb.  Pain relief for this arthritic condition is often achieved by re-positioning the thumb.  This thumb splint is barely noticeable.  This splint is hygienic and comfortable.  Decrease pain and increase function without drugs.



 

The Compression Stocking Applicator is great for any person who has to wear compression hosiery or assist others with putting stockings on and taking them off.  Stockings can be loaded easily on the applicator using an assistive “Donning Pole” or your arm.  This video shows how easily a compression garment is loaded onto the application device using only your arm.

Click here to watch more videos and learn more about the Compression Stocking Applicator.

 



Thumb Pain

March 5, 2012

Where is the most common site for degenerative arthritis?  The thumb.  Injury or repetitive stress can cause CMC arthritis.  But most of the time the condition just develops for no specific reason.

CMC arthritis effects the Carpometacarpal joint of the thumb. It is very painful.

The good news is that conservative treatments like physical therapy and a thumb splint can be very effective.  By positioning the thumb joint correctly, pain can be reduced and function increased.

Nobody likes to wear a brace.  However a brace for CMC Arthritis doesn’t need to be big and clunky.  All it has to do is position the thumb not restrict movement or provide protection.



 

Compression Stockings can be difficult for a person with CMC Arthritis or Basal Joint Arthritis to don and doff.  This new application device is great for people who need to wear compression hosiery but may have arthritic finger conditions.  To pull compression stockings up a leg requires finger strength.  If you are a patient or care-giver who is frustrated by compression stockings this applicator can make your life just a little bit easier.



Does your finger pain make wearing compression stockings difficult?  There’s a new product available that can help.  Grip strength is significantly reduced for people with finger arthritis.  Osteoarthritis of the thumb, cmc arthritis, and basal joint arthritis can make putting on and taking off compression stockings difficult.  This new applicator can help!