If you often have to rub analgesic ointment into your hands, and even the doctors can’t figure out why, try these on for size. Thousands of people swear by them.
Arthritis, carpal tunnel and similar conditions truly suck. For the most part, there’s little you can do except grin and bear it, pain can get in the way of tasks that used to be easy – you even have to select your appliances with care. Even worse, it feels totally unfair: some people are just genetically predisposed to these conditions. It’s not Maybelline, you’re born with it, and plenty of younger people suffer too.
The basic idea is that uniform, gentle pressure on the skin stimulates blood flow, which alleviates arthritic pain and also has a number of other benefits. You know those silly clothes cyclists wear? They’re not just aerodynamic, they actually increase athletic performance.
These gloves won’t make you a thumbwrestling champion overnight, but they do help. Designed to cradle and support your knuckles and tendons, they also keep them warm, providing quick relief in addition to long-term improvement.
The fingerless design isn’t just a cyberpunk fashion thing: while the gloves keep the most delicate parts of your hand comfortable, you can type or work without taking them off. This isn’t that much of a feature (most compression gloves are similar), but it’s worth knowing that you can wear them regardless of kind of work you do.
This brings us to why we chose this particular brands over several competitors: these gloves are really, really comfortable. Assuming you order the correct size, they don’t chafe or pinch, providing just the right amount of pressure. You can even wear them under heavier gloves for protection or warmth (like when the barometer drops).
The only real issue we have with these is that the color selection is not exactly humongous. They’re unisex, though, and won’t look too out of place in most professional environments. They don’t make your hands feel sweaty, and last but not least, a pair cost less than some people spend on aspirin in a month.