Conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis often call for splints to help control pain, improve function and maintain the position and muscle action of the joints in the hands, especially the fingers.
Standard issue thermoplastic splints are bulky, have limited strength and durability, and can be clumsy and unattractive to wear. The Support of a Beautiful Splint can play an important part in combatting all of these issues.
Arthritis Research UK has acknowledged that there is good evidence that these small inconspicuous splints can play an important part in reducing pain and maintaining dexterity skills.
This film below follows Emma, an artist who has Ring Splints made for her fingers due to hypermobility caused by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which has also resulted in arthritis in her finger joints.
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