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What are arthritis gloves for rheumatoid arthritis?

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If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you most likely felt it first in the small joints of your hands. With the pain comes stiffness and swelling, which can make day-to-day life a challenge.

Occupational therapists sometimes recommend arthritis gloves to help with symptoms. You just slip them on to help ease pain and swelling. They could make it easier to deal with your daily activities.

From: RA Gloves WebMD Medical Reference

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Suresh, E. , September 2004. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Nasir, S. , December 2014. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease

Culic, D. , December 1979. American Journal of Physical Medicine

McKnight, P. , December 1992. Arthritis Care and Research

Hammond, A. , March 23, 2015. Clinical Rehabilitation

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Suresh, E. , September 2004. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Nasir, S. , December 2014. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease

Culic, D. , December 1979. American Journal of Physical Medicine

McKnight, P. , December 1992. Arthritis Care and Research

Hammond, A. , March 23, 2015. Clinical Rehabilitation

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 06, 2018

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