Do You Suffer From Osteoarthritis? Consider Using Arthritis Gloves To Relieve The Pain And Swelling


These Swollen Joints Are Commonly Seen In The Hands Of OsteoArthritis Sufferers

The formation of hard knobs at the middle finger joints (known as Bouchard's nodes) and at the farther away finger joint (known as Heberden's node) are commonly seen in OsteoArthritis  in the hands.
The formation of hard knobs at the middle finger joints (known as Bouchard's nodes) and at the farther away finger joint (known as Heberden's node) are commonly seen in OsteoArthritis in the hands. | Source

My Mother Suffered From Osteoarthritis In Her Hands

My Mother suffered from Osteoarthritis in her hands. She lost the ability to play the piano or do the hand crafts she enjoyed. By the time she was 54 years old her fingers were gnarled and twisted. I wish we had known back then about these arthritis gloves.

I have a dear friend who is going through the same pain and discomfort from Arthritis in her hands. She recently discovered arthritis gloves, and she is thrilled to find they really do give her relief. She continues to take the prescribed meds, and her joints are still swollen, but the actual pain is relieved. She is grateful for a good night’s sleep by wearing the gloves that emit heat after applying the special Balm on her hands.

Many people suffer from Osteoarthritis and is the most common cause of disability in the USA. Frequent visits to the doctor are common in individuals who have arthritis as they seek relief from the pain. Arthritis makes it very difficult for individuals to be physically active and many become home bound because of the pain. Because of their inactivity, people can become obese, have high cholesterol and be prone to heart disease. They also may become depressed because of this painful condition.

The Two Types Of Arthritis Gloves

There is now an innovative product called Arthritis Gloves. These gloves were designed to give the person suffering from Osteoarthritis relief from pain by warming the affected joints.

  • Arthritis gloves using infra-red rays: One type of gloves uses infrared light rays. These are made from bio-ceramicfibers that allow them to emit infrared rays. This is done by using a combination of synthetic and natural elements that attract the infrared rays and make them focus onto the joints of the hand and fingers. This helps to relax the joints and the patient feels less pain and soreness because the stiffness is decreased.

  • Arthritis gloves using heat: The Patient can applies a healing balm or salve to the affected joints in the hands. The arthritis gloves will keep that balm warm.

    Arthritis gloves are reasonably priced and very easy to use.

Features Of These Full Fingered Arthritis Gloves

  • Comfortable to use all day and night
  • One size fits most womens size, Red Wine Color

Features Of The Fingerless Arthritis Gloves

  • An all-natural relief from hand pain
  • Lightweight breathable mesh
  • Sold as a pair;

Factors To Look For When Shopping For Arthritis Gloves

There are several factors to look for when shopping for arthritis gloves.

  • Fabric: If the gloves are not made of a breathable fabric, they may make the hands hot. While some warmth does help with the pain, gloves that are not made of a breathable fabric can get sweaty and uncomfortable. Some gloves are made from a blend of premium-quality cotton and bio-ceramic fiber which serves to avoid skin irritation from prolonged use or overheating.

  • Fit: Good arthritis gloves are those that fit appropriately. It is vital that they fit snugly to provide the compression a person requires for pain relief. Mild compression reduces the stiffness and swelling in the hands, and warms them by increasing blood circulation. Well-fitting gloves encourages the small capillaries and veins in the hands and fingers and dilates them. Arthritis gloves come in many different sizes and shouldn’t be a problem finding a well-fitting pair.

  • Function: Some arthritis gloves utilize full use of the fingers and thumbs by keeping the fingers and thumbs free. Nevertheless, they do not offer the benefits of compression gloves. A finger-less glove can be used for more use of the fingers. These gloves offer the patient more easy grip and to hold things in daily activities. Keep in mind: Full-finger gloves are best, if the patient needs to wear arthritis gloves at nighttime. A looser general fit prevents skin irritations and provides comfort during the night.

Other Benefits Of Using Arthritis Gloves

Osteoarthritis can be difficult to live with. For most people, the condition becomes worse and difficult to treat. It is unhealthy to keep taking over-the-counter medications, and prescription drugs are not feasible options for everyone.

Emotionally, living with arthritis can be tough. Slowly and steadily, you may notice that you have more trouble with your occupation and other daily activities. You may not be able to control flare-ups that limit your range of motion by causing stiffness and pain.

It is easy to see why the Arthritis Gloves would be a benefit to a person that suffers from this crippling disease. They might make the difference between a patient who stays home in pain, or a patient who gets enough relief from pain to enjoy their daily and active life.

  • These gloves will capture your body's heat to bring natural relief from arthritic pain.

  • Anatomically shaped to provide warmth and even compression

  • Outer layer of fabric is textured to provide additional grip

  • Reduces the chances of swelling hands and eases the pain of sore joints

  • Helpful to anyone requiring gentle heat therapy to the joints of the hand

Some Forms Of Osteoarthritis Can Be Hereditary

If these Arthritis Gloves had been available when my Mother was alive, I’m sure she would have benefited from them to get relief from her pain.

My friend purchased two pairs of these Arthritis Gloves. She likes the fingerless ones to wear during the day when she works around the house or in her garden, but she gets better nighttime relief from pain by wearing the full-fingered gloves.

Some forms of Arthritis can be hereditary. I am very happy I have not inherited this disease from my Mother. I have always admonished my children against “cracking” their knuckles. The old country folks said this would cause Arthritis when they were older. Of course, they never listened to me. They did it anyway! So far none of them have any form of Arthritis.

This is an excellent video with good advice on how to select the proper arthritis gloves, including how to order the correct size.

Learn more about Arthritis: The symptoms, diagnoses and treatment. Video is made by a Dr. Shawn M. Kutnik who is with the Signature Medical Group.

Do You Or Someone You Know Suffers From Osteoarthritis?

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. If you have been diagnosed with either type of Arthritis, please consult with your doctor for his advice on whether or not he believes you would benefit from using Arthritis Gloves.

For more information about Arthritis go to www.Arthritis Foundation

© 2015 Mary Hyatt

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RTalloni profile image

RTalloni 21 months ago from the short journey

Thanks for this look at gloves that could help relieve pain and swelling due to osteoarthritis. I've been meaning to check out info on them.

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bravewarrior 21 months ago from Central Florida

This is very useful information, Mary. It seems like an easy fix for those who have pain in their hands. Fortunately, I'm not one of them, but it's good to know there are alternatives to medication.

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billybuc 21 months ago from Olympia, WA

I'm sorry for all out there who suffer from this. I have had a gifted life to date, but I have empathy for those who suffer daily. Thanks for sharing this information for them.

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Peggy W 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

I have been diagnosed with age related osteoarthritis. This is interesting to read and I will definitely keep it in mind. Good old Mr. Arthritis is a pain to live with! Sorry that your mother was afflicted and glad that you have escaped getting arthritis. As to cracking the knuckles...I believe that they have come to the conclusion that it does not cause any long term harm. Will pin this to my health board and share.

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, RTalloni I don't think I mentioned in my Hub that if anyone is dissatisfied with these gloves for Arthritis, they are sold with a money back guarantee. If you have any discomfort from arthritis, they are very good. Thanks for reading and commenting on my newest Hub! Have a great day. Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

bravewarrior , good morning! I'm happy you don't have Arthritis. I'm lucky, too. This disease really causes a lot of pain for those who are not as fortunate as we are. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, billybuc It broke my heart to see my little Mother in pain with her hands from Arthritis, and I'm so glad my friend is getting relief from these Arthritis gloves. I have had a gifted life, too, and I am very grateful. Good to see you here today, Mary

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mckbirdbks 21 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Good morning Mary. This is useful information. I know an arthritsis sufferer and will pass this information on to her. Thank you.

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Larry Rankin 21 months ago from Oklahoma

Very useful information. Great hub!

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Carb Diva 21 months ago from Washington State, USA

Thank you for this information. My mother had osteoarthritis in her hands as well. One year ago it struck me--rapid onset in the hands and feet. I wonder if there is something similar available as footwear as that is what troubles me most of all. I think it's time to go shopping.

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jseven 21 months ago from Michigan

Thank you for sharing this. I have arthritis in my joint and would love to try these. Good info!

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Ericdierker 21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

This is a great subject for us to learn more about. I do not suffer from the problem but I do have aches and pains. The idea of warming and slight compression makes a lot of sense. I may just get these gloves for someone as a present. Thank you

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Peggy W Sorry to hear about the flooding in and around Houston. I thought of you when I heard the news on TV. Oh, dear, I hope the Drs. can get your arthritis under control. I know how painful it can be. Yeah, my kids say there is nothing to the old tale about cracking knuckles. One article I read said it may because the sound we hear is that of the fluid sack around the knuckles breaking, then the fluid leaks out into the joint. Who knows for sure, right?

Thanks for reading, sharing, and Pinning. Good to see you, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, mckbirdbks Oh, yes, please do pass this information on Arthritis gloves to your friend who has this painful disease. Let me know how they like the gloves, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Larry. Thanks so much for finding my article about Arthritis gloves useful. That makes me feel really good! So nice to see you, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Carb Diva Your Mother may benefit from wearing these arthritic gloves. So many people suffer from this disease and are not aware there may be relief for them. I'm pretty sure one could find a similar product for the feet. I will have to research that, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, jseven I'm sorry you have arthritis; I know how painful this disease can be. I do hope you will try the arthritis gloves. They are sold money back guarantee. I'm so glad you read my article and thanks for the comment, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Ericdierker These arthritic gloves would make a wonderful gift for someone who suffers from arthritis. Yes, I think the gentle heat and compression is what gives the sufferer relief. Thank you for reading and commenting, Mary

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drbj 21 months ago from south Florida

This is valuable information, Mary, for those who suffer from osteoarthritis or any other condition that causes the fingers to become swollen. You performed your good deed for the day.

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FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

This is very helpful information, Mary, particularly as the population is greying at a rate that puts many people into a category needing these gloves.

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

drbj, good morning. I certainly hope I have shared some valuable information for those people who suffer from the crippling disease of Arthritis. These gloves are giving my good friend the relief she was looking for.

Hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, FlourishAnyway You are so right; more and more people are entering into their senior years. I live in an area of senior citizens, and I see these poor older folks all crippled up from Arthritis.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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Vellur 21 months ago from Dubai

Thank you for sharing this, never knew about these gloves. The gloves will really help, easy way to relieve pain, just slip on and the pain is gone. Voted up.

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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn.

I could sure use a pair of these gloves for my right hand. This is a very useful hub and I enjoyed this hub very much. Votes up ++++ sharing.

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Vellur , good morning. After my friend told me how much relief she was getting from her arthritis, I wanted to share this info. She is very grateful for them.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and the vote, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

vocalcoach, I sure hope you don't have arthritis in your hand. I know how painful that disease is. If you are in pain, please do try these arthritis gloves to get relief.

I'm glad you found this article useful. I appreciate the votes and the share, Mary

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ChitrangadaSharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

Very useful and informative hub and this will be very beneficial to people suffering from Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is scary and I am sorry to learn that your mother suffered due to this problem.

I have seen some people suffering from it. I would refer this information to them.

Thanks for sharing this very helpful information, voted up!

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tillsontitan 21 months ago from New York

When I worked for a negligence attorney he told me everyone over 40 has arthritis, however, not everyone suffers from it.

This is a very helpful hub and I'm sure it will benefit many.

I have arthritis in my wrists and feet but it is not debilitating.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, ChitrangadaSharan I do hope people who suffer from Osteoarthritis will benefit from these gloves. It is a very painful condition. Thanks for reading, and the votes, Mary

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

tillsontitan , hi there. Well I agree with the attorney that most people over 40 has some joint deterioration, just from wear over the years. I have been fortunate; I'm a senior citizen and have no signs of Arthritis yet, but I have many friends who have this disease. I certainly hope your arthritis never becomes debilitating and painful.

Thanks for reading and the votes, Mary

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Easy Exercise 21 months ago from United States

This is very helpful information. I struggle with fighting RA and my hands sometimes bother me. I always thought the deformity in the hands in feet were from RA not osteoarthritis. How can we tell the difference?

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Easy Exercise I have a daughter who suffers from RA. I think a doctor has to determine whether or not the arthritis is RA of Osteroarthritis. Both can cause deformity in the joints from what I have learned. These gloves may reduce the pain in your hands; may be worth a try. Thanks for reading, Mary

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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

What a glorious invention. My dear Aunt had osteoarthritis and osteoporosis she was in constant pain but she muddled through somehow.

I would love to have something like that for my one ankle...o my...some days I could bite bullets in two!!!Voted up++++

Hoping all is well with you, Mary. Have a lovely rest of the evening ps

Angels are on the way to your little neck of Florida :D

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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

pstraubie48, hi there! So nice to hear from you. Yes, these gloves are wonderful for those folks who have pain from Arthitis. Sorry you have pain in your ankle. I'm sorry I have not researched relief for arthritic feet, but I'll bet they make a sock or something that would give relief.

Thanks for sending angels to me, I need them. I am broken hearted that my little dog is going blind, and there is nothing that can be done. I know you have been through a lot worse, so I hate to complain. Mary

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Nell Rose 20 months ago from England

Hi mary, my mother had arthritis in her hands but only when she got into her 70s, I am sure these gloves would have been amazing for her, I think I may have it in my right arm, its beginning to sound 'crunchy' when I move and its painful, glad to know there is help, nell

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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Nell Rose, good morning. Yes, I wish these gloves had been around when my mother had arthritis so bad. She would have certainly benefited from them. If your arm continues to bother you, give these gloves a try!

So nice to see you today, Mary

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Nell Rose 20 months ago from England

Thanks Mary, have a great day!

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Nadine May 20 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

I'm so grateful that I do not suffer from arthritis but I have a friend who does. I will forward this article to her via email.

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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nadine May I'm like you in that I am fortunate not to have arthritis, either. I know how much in pain my poor mother was with it. I do hope your friend will benefit from these gloves; thank for letting her now about them, Mary

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Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago from The Beautiful South

I met a girl in a doctors office one time that made those hands up there look beautiful. She was so young, no more than 30s I am sure and had the most horrible knots on so many fingers almost as big as golf balls and she could not get a disability so she could get help because of course she could not do anything. I never knew what happened with her but surely eventually she got help.

Kinda got off subject a little here; maybe that is getting old but just had to mention it. The gloves look great and although what I have with my hands is more of a neuropathic thing I would like to give these a try. Thanks so much. ^+

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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Jackie Lynnley Poor girl. Osteoarthritis can strick at any age, I guess. I will never forget my poor Mother's hands and how crippled she was.

Even though your problem is a neurophatic thing, you just might benefit from these gloves.

Thanks for reading and I hope you can get relief from your pain, Mary

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ladyguitarpicker 18 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Hi Mary615, My mother had this type of arthritis and I have it but not like she did. The gloves do help especially in the winter. Good and informative hub. Stella

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mary615 18 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, ladyguitarpicker Sounds like you have had a good experience with arthritis gloves! Thanks for reading and commenting Mary

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vocalcoach 18 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Hi Mary

Stopped by to give your hub a second read and do some sharing. I'm looking at a very painful injection into my finger for osteoarthritis. Since I'm a professional pianist I really need this shot to do the job. Wish me luck.

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mary615 18 months ago from Florida Author

vocalcoach, sorry to hear you have this painful condition. I really hope that injection will give you relief. Good luck, Mary

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Easy Exercise 18 months ago from United States

I love this idea and have shared this out on Pinterest and Twitter - fantastic information to help alleviate pain. Thank you!

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mary615 18 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Easy Exercise Thank you so much for reading my article on using Arthritis gloves, and for sharing this idea. I do hope it will benefit many readers. Mary

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