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What are tips for maximum relief from rheumatoid arthritis with therapy gloves?

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Tips for maximum relief include:

  • Make sure your gloves fit well. If they're too tight or too loose, there's less chance you'll get any benefits from wearing them. Ask your doctor or therapist if you need help with fit.
  • Stick with the eight-hour rule. You probably won't see any changes if you only wear them for an hour here and there.
  • If you also have carpal tunnel syndrome, talk to your doctor before you try the gloves. Your carpal tunnel symptoms could get worse if you wear arthritis gloves at night.

From: RA Gloves WebMD Medical Reference

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 6, 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 6, 2018

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