Are you a manual screen printer using a squeegee for several hours a day? Have you been screen printing for several years and are starting to experience finger joint pain? If so, you may be interested in a product called The Finger Buddy, a finger brace that can provide pain relief to your hurting fingers.
Repetitive motion tasks such as gripping a squeegee and the 'push and pull' motion involved with its use can result in finger discomfort over time. This is especially true if you already have arthritis in your fingers and you use a squeegee for several hours at a time, each day. The constant pinching and gripping necessary to use a squeegee can be rough on the the finger joints. By the end of your work day of screen printing, your fingers can become very sore.
There is a solution that may work for you...The Finger Buddy.
The Finger Buddy is a compression finger brace. Applying compression (a tightly fitted brace) helps improve circulation and will also keep your finger warm. It is well known that heat provides natural soothing relief. The Finger Buddy is made of neoprene material which is flexible, durable, and provides the needed support and heat-insulating property necessary for a finger brace. While it limits the range of motion of your finger, it doesn't interfere with doing everyday tasks. Wear it overnight while sleeping and your finger(s) can feel much better in the morning—ready for another day's work. Rubbing in some pain relieving cream like Icy Hot or Ben Gay on your finger prior to wearing The Finger Buddy may provide additional arthritis pain relief.
The Finger Buddy comes in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Simply measure the thickest part of your finger with a piece of string to determine the size that is best for you. You can wear it on just one finger or on several. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If it doesn't give you the relief you are expecting, simply send it back and receive a full refund--no questions asked. And it's made in the USA.
Learn more about the product at TheFingerBuddy.com.
*DISCLAIMER: This article was prepared by Martin Wayne in his personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of American Screen Printing Association.