IMAK Arthritis gloves
I had a freak accident (August 2015) that whilst helping to change a tyre, the jack slipped, crushing my hand between the new tyre and the car. I broke and crushed 4 fingers and most of the knuckles. 8 pins were inserted and at 4 weeks these were removed.
I had heard of crafters and embroiders who wear gloves to help any stiffening joints and I went onto the internet and found you. I was not sure of the sizing because of the swelling of the joints. I scanned (yes, I did!) my hands and sent the scans to you. You advised me on the size.
I started wearing the glove on my injured hand, which helped with the swelling and the physio I was doing. At 10 weeks I could bend my fingers and as the surgeon said “ it is a miracle”, as he said I would need rehabilitation until 2017 (18 months!!!!!) and would probably only have 20 to 40% use of my hand. Not an option for me as I have plenty hobbies and play sport. I can recommend the gloves to anyone who has arthritis, bad circulation and recovering from injuries.
After 4 months I have quilted a king size comforter, made an outfit for my son’s 40th birthday, made a wooden shelf for our CD’s and put up a curtain rail!
I showed the gloves to the surgeon and my physiotherapist and they are keen to recommend them to other patients.
I am 67 years old and they do not have spares for us oldies, but technology is there to help.
Thank you Michel and staff.
35 Golf Course RD,