Compression Gloves- What Symptoms Do They Treat?

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Compression Gloves- What Symptoms Do They Treat?

Compression gloves provide support and warmth to swollen, stiff  hands and associated joints. They work in part by increasing the oxygen delivery to working muscles and enhancing circulation for faster removal of lactic acid and other metabolic wastes. This occurs via the glove’s compression and warmth which both encourage the movement of fluids that are involved in any inflammatory process. In addition, studies suggest that compression from the glove may alter the inflammatory response to small soft tissue injuries and help accelerate the repair process.

Who Can Benefit from Compression Gloves?

A compression glove is beneficial for anyone that would benefit from the support, warmth, or compression that it offers. Generally speaking, people with Raynaud’s Syndrome, Ehler Danlos Syndrome, Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis, mild joint instability or swelling from burns, fractures or surgeries can potentially benefit from use of a compression glove.

In one clinical trial, people with inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis had decreased pain, stiffness and finger edema and increased range of motion and grip after wearing a compression glove at night for 7 consecutive nights. Another clinical trial found the use of a compression glove following a hand fracture helped reduce pain and swelling and increase range of motion during the second and third weeks after the injury.

Protective Gloves

Protexgloves provide warmth and gentle compression to help relieve aches and pains and decrease swelling for less stiffness and better motion. The soft, tight knit keep hands warm, but not sweaty and make touching cold surfaces or objects more comfortable. These lightweight gloves won’t restrict your hand movement and offer great dexterity so you can still turn the pages of a book, hold a pen or even scissors.

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Our blogs are educational in nature and are not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Because your condition is unique to you, it is recommended that you consult with your health care provider before attempting any medical or therapeutic treatments. We are always happy to answer questions about products mentioned in our blogs, however, we cannot provide a diagnosis or medical advice.

6 comments on “Compression Gloves- What Symptoms Do They Treat?

  1. I bought these compression gloves and i used the measurements so I would get the right size, although they are supposed to be tight they are very uncomfortable and seem to be cutting off my circulation, is there anyway I could return these?

  2. I had carpal tunnel surgery last month and my three finger are still numbness. And I have swelling. Would these glob help me at nigh my surgery gone me no hand therapy to do. So told me to keep on move them. It is my right hand I can even write . So can you help me.

    1. Beverly, I am very sorry to hear that you are still experiencing swelling and numbness. Please know that while we can provide information on certain health conditions, we are not medical professionals and therefore are not able to give you treatment suggestions. It’s best to consult with your surgeon or healthcare provider for recommendations. With that said, splinting your wrist and fingers at night can help decrease any swelling and lessen the pressure on the nerve. Here is a link to wrist braces that may help https://www.ohmyarthritis.com/Shop-By-Condition/Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome-Splints/ We hope you heal quickly and feel better soon.

    1. Hi Beverly, I’m sorry to hear about your broken hand. It’s important that you get it checked out by a healthcare professional who can correctly diagnosis your problem and give you treatment recommendations. Delaying treatment could cause your hand to get worse. Please know that while we can provide information on certain health conditions, we are not health care professionals and are not able to give medical advice. Hope you find relief soon!

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