Monday, April 2, 2012

arm brace, version two

Here we have the lasest -- although not the greatest.   I wanted this one too be stronger, so I used a thicker material (I think its moleskin.  The selection of fabric I ordered wasn't labeled when it arrived, so I'm guessing by the weight) and doubled it up.   In addition, I used polar fleece batting to cushion the splint again - but this time it went all the way from seam to seam across the front of my arm.  Needless to say there was a lot less give to the brace -- I ended up having to insert a panel in the back before I could even get my hand in -- and it still cuts off my circulation.  (My hand isn't normally quite that red.)  It has a mesh cover, as (in person) it looks a *little* closer to my skin color....   yeah.  I know.  colors on the screen and colors in real life vary.  ::sigh::  but there is no good local source for spandex and its stretchy stretchy friends.


  1. Not sure where you ordered from, but you could hop on the train to NY and Spandex House to see and feel the fabrics in person.

    Spandex House, Inc
    263 west 38th street
    New York, NY 10018
    Phone: 212-354-6711
    Fax: 212-354-7432

    1. I ordered from Spandex World -- possibly a competitor. Also in NYC.

  2. I'm guessing the RSI is rearing it's ugly head? Hope you can adjust the brace to get need those fingers!! ;) I've not been recommended to wear a brace, does it help a lot?

    1. always -- and yes! I got mine at CVS (a local convenience store/ pharmacy/ corner store kind of a place) I got mine, showed up at the doctor with it, and was told to keep wearing it if it helped. I highly recommend them.

  3. I'm sorry RSI is a problem for you, but you have made some very nice arm bands here. Are they a comfortable alternative to the boned ones?


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