Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints. Patients with RA have physical impairments compared with a healthy person because their affected joints become painful, stiff and deformed. Wearing therapy gloves has been recommended by occupational therapists as one of the alternative treatment methods for rheumatoid arthritis. The hand symptoms such as pain, stiffness and swelling improve substantially when the therapy gloves are used. A glove is defined as a garment covering a hand with separate sections for each finger and thumb. It is designed for people who suffer from various hand conditions and aims to relieve pain and improve hand function in arthritis as well as to protect against cold environment.
Studies demonstrate that wearing therapy gloves have a positive impact on people’ hand functioning or to psychologically help to relax or calm the wearer.
Our therapy gloves for rheumatoid arthritis are among the most popular glove brands available on the market today. The gloves incorporate a proven technology (Celliant) to ensure the warmth and comfort you need to diminish the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis – Celliant delivers the benefits of infrared technology. These convenient at-home therapy gloves also offer a mild compression to improve hand circulation and blood flow which ultimately help reduce the pain. When the pain limits the use of your hands, studies show that therapy gloves in conjunction with other natural treatments can help.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 50 million Americans have one form of arthritis or another.
It’s estimated that by 2030 there will be 67 million Americans over the age of eighteen suffering with arthritis.