Arthritis gloves are designed to help relieve the aches and pains and the stiffness in arthritic hands by providing mild compression that increases circulation.
Gloves for arthritis are available in different materials that keep hands warm and provide the compression. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day and night, though you should follow guidelines from your own rheumatologist about how and when to wear them. Many designs feature open fingertips so that you can accomplish your daily tasks while wearing the gloves.
Some specialized arthritis gloves have further cutouts to support targeted parts of your hand. For instance, the Sportaid Neoprene Thumb Support provides the needed support yet also allows you to maintain a good grip on objects. The bright blue aid has a flexible stay to keep your thumb in neutral position while the neoprene material offers warmth and comfort.
Some arthritis and carpal tunnel conditions require more extensive protection. The design of the patented SmartGlove® helps prevent and relieve wrist pain while keeping your hand and wrist in a neutral position while you work. The IMAK glove features flexible support for full use of the hand and breathable cotton Lycra® for all day comfort. It helps relieve wrist pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and tendinitis by encouraging proper hand and wrist position.
For full wrist bracing, the Invacare® Deluxe Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support has a D-ring with hook and loop closure design, which makes putting it on quick and easy. The brace’s palm stay is removable and adjustable. It is also available in left or right hand option and from size small to XL.
To find your size for arthritis gloves, you’ll need to place a ruler across your palm at the base of your fingers and measure the width of the area from your index finger to outside edge of your hand. Then follow the sizing chart of the product you’re considering to know what size to order.