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Bloody doctors
spikey eye bw
"Hi, can I have an appointment to see Dr Stephen Clark tomorrow, please?"

"Dr Clarke is never in the surgery on Wednesdays."

"Oh, can I see somebody else, then?"

"The doctors see their own patients here. I can give you Friday?"

Friday. Great. Thursday I could have managed as picking up the keys to the new house can be done at any time, although it would delay ordering furniture deliveries. But Friday? I can't do Friday - that's when the van is hired and when my parents are going to be down loading everything up, transporting it, and starting to unpack it at the other end. Great.

I can't switch doctors unless I want to wait another year for my wisdom tooth removal (switching doctors means switching hospitals which means back to the start of the list I've been on since November), so it looks like an extended trip from Peterborough to Fleet for the dubious pleasure of getting my hand and wrist looked at.

It is a lot better this morning. In fact, if I weren't hyper sensitive about the whole RSI issue I'd say there's nothing wrong, but I think there does seem to be a sort of tight feeling in my hand as I type. Maybe I'm imagining it.

This might sound daft, but those splint things some of you have mentioned - do you think I could substitute a proper medical RSI splint with one those skating wrist guards? Or is the job they do utterly different to the point of it being a useless plan?
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The kind of wrist protection skaters wear is designed to protect them from breaking their wrist if they *fall* on it. There is no protection or support from it as they stand/skate, only for when the annoying little gits fall down and try to snap their wrists back.

So, erm, I don't think it would do much good.
You could try some tubi-grip wrist support stuff, if your after basic 'support' of some kind. Of course, I don't know what a proper RSI sprint would 'do', so I couldn't offer any alterative.

as far as i know you can use any type of wrist brace as long as it's got splints. in a pinch you could use a regular bandgae wrapping with a splint or two. the biggest difference between regular athletic wrist braces and ones specifically designed for RSI is that the ones designed for RSI sometimes have an extra splint (or extra support) on the side of your hand near your little finger, and the splint on the underside of the wrist usually extends to support the palm of the hand.

depending on the quality of the brace, though, either type may have any of these features. i'd say that if you've already got the skating-type braces, they're not completely unsuitable. but they're definitely not as good as proper braces designed for RSI.

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