This is not a request for medical advice, you are not a doctor unless you are, in which case you’re not my doctor, etc.
Has anyone here used the HandLab MetaGrip thumb splint?
I’ve done something bad to the carpometacarpal joint of my left hand. I saw an orthopedist who specializes in hand and wrist issues. The good news is that he didn’t see any evidence or arthritis or anything else that warrants a surgical solution. The bad news is, there’s lots of inflammation and I’m looking at a thumb brace, PT, and industrial quantities of NSAIDs. He sent me home with a soft thumb spica splint
He also urged me to look at the HandLab MetaGrip. It’s a semi-rigid splint and it looks like it might do a better job of stabilizing the joint, but it’s not cheap. If you’ve used this splint, I’d really appreciate hearing about your experience with it. Tell me if you loved it, hated it, or can’t remember anything about it except the price. What tasks could you do while wearing it? What tasks were impossible?
I really, really want to be able to knit comfortably again. If I think this splint will help, I’ll cough up the money.