Long time readers of this blog my remember that I tried wearing calipers as an alternative to splints a couple of years ago.
While they were better for me in some ways, like I could get them on and off myself, I blistered quite badly if I wore them for too long and so in the end I went back to my splints.
At the risk of repeating myself, I’ve had splints on and off for as long as I can remember but I don’t like them because I can’t get them on myself and I don’t find them comfortable
I recently made a video about this on my YouTube channel which you can watch here.
Anyway, not being able to wear my splints if there’s no one to put them on for me when I leave the house is becoming more and more of a problem, and so my orthotist and I have decided that I’ll go back to calipers again, so that I can wear those and get some support if I have to put shoes on myself, and splints on the other days.
I’m a bit nervous but I hope it works.