Carpal tunnel gloves, also known as arthritis gloves or computer gloves, are designed to prevent and relieve pain in the hands and wrists caused by repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and tendonitis. Computer gloves cushion the hands and wrists from hard surfaces and laptop heat while keeping the wrist supported in an ergonomic position. Certain arthritis gloves and braces also retain body heat, which can provide relief to aching joints or muscles. As some gloves contain latex, it is important to keep in mind any material allergies.
The Imak SmartGlove is a great therapy glove for anyone suffering from wrist pain related to carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, and its design earned the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of Use Commendation. It features a flexible support splint and massaging ergoBeads that support the underside of the wrist. It’s also made of breathable Lycra and can be reversed to fit either the leg or right hand. Therall Arthritis Gloves use light compression to reduce joint pain and swelling, while the neoprene material keeps the fingers and hand warm by retaining body heat. The open-finger design of these gloves makes carrying items easier and allows for full finger mobility.
An elbow support brace, or elbow band, can relieve pain stemming from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and other elbow injuries by restricting the range of motion and preventing painful elbow movements. We carry elbow support braces made for both daytime support and nighttime protection. The Brownmed IMAK RSI Elbow PM Support Brace comfortably immobilizes the elbow while you sleep, while the breathable foam interior and cotton lining allow your skin to breathe.
If you are a wheelchair user, there are gloves made specifically to protect your hands from strain injuries and skin damage. Wheelchair gloves are often made of leather or a combination of a synthetic material with a leather palm. For added protection and durability, consider buying wheelchair gloves with a reinforced palm. This reinforced padding can be made of rubber, leather, or gel and reduces friction between your hand and the wheel. Hatch makes some of the best wheelchair gloves available in full and open-fingered designs.
Cotton Glove Liners are ideal for an added layer of protection under latex, vinyl or nitrile gloves. These glove liners are typically worn to prevent skin irritation and absorb perspiration by anyone who uses disposable gloves often. They are great for nurses, caregivers or individuals with sensitive skin.