As published on Verywell Health: “The 8 Best Arthritis Gloves of 2021” By Sarah Bradley
June 10, 2021
The article starts with a statement that “arthritis pain is a literal pain,” and how even mild arthritis can make it hard to go about your daily life. It goes on to explain that’s especially true when the ache is located in your hands. “If you have arthritic pain in your hands, fingers, thumbs, or wrists, you know how hard it is to cope. Unlike pain in the other parts of your body, you can’t simply “rest” your hurting hands or rely on OTC pain medications 24/7.”
What the Experts Say
I often recommend arthritis gloves, as do our hand therapists (CHT), in the late post-op phase after joint replacement or fusions in the hand and wrist, since this helps to continue reducing post-op swelling while permitting function.” — Alejandro Badia, M.D., a board-certified hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon with Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Florida
There are many reasons why compression treatments can relieve arthritis pain. According to another expert cited on the article, compression gloves can reduce swelling and increase mobility, as well as improve circulation.
Although advancing age is a major factor for developing arthritis, Dr. Badia advises that the joint disorder is not limited to the elderly.
Extensive physical, repetitive activity on the job; previous injuries to joints; family history of joint disease; genetics; obesity; diet – even smoking – all play roles in arthritis,” Dr. Badia says.
Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.
Please call (305)227-4263 to request an appointment with Dr. Alejandro Badia.
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