The term arthritis means “inflammation of the joint”. Together with the rheumatic diseases that affect the soft tissues, arthritis encompasses more than 100 different conditions. Therefore when someone says that he/she has arthritis, the question is raising, “What kind of arthritis?” Arthritis is not restricted to any geographic location, climate, age or sex. The cause or causes of most form of arthritis are still unknown but symptoms can be managed by choosing adequate medication, non-drugs solutions or a combination of therapies.
46 million people have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and by 2030 it is projected to be 67 million or 25% of the US population. (Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases published by Springer and the Arthritis Foundation. John H. Klippel)
The two main and common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease, involving inflammation of the joint membrane; the joints are attacked by our body’s own immune system. Osteoarthritis – a degenerative disease, involving cartilage breakdown; it is usually associated with aging or “wear and tear.”
Different forms of arthritis in the wrists, hands and fingers may restrict the way that a person can live the life. All treatment options for arthritic hands have the same goals: relief of pain, reduction of stiffness, control of inflammation, maintenance of joint mobility, and prevention of deformity. One of the options that may help in achieving these goals is wearing therapeutic gloves for arthritis or simply called Arthritis Gloves.
Different studies about wearing gloves as one of natural remedies for arthritis have shown positive results in reducing the inflammation associated with pain and stiffness.
There are also many types of arthritis gloves and sometimes is hard to choose the best one.
Infrared Gloves for Arthritis or thermal gloves can be taken in consideration. The material of these special arthritis gloves contains a percentage of earth minerals – “bio ceramics” which naturally emit, reflect or refract responsive far infrared rays with positive therapeutic results. Infrared radiation emitted by the gloves fabric is thermal, or gentle heat radiation, and completely safe at interaction with the skin. (Indian Journal of Fibres & Textile Research, Vol. 38, December 2013, pp. 425-437, Infrared thermography in material research – A Review of textile application)
The warmth of arthritis gloves help reduces the pain and stiffness especially in the morning if you choose to sleep with the gloves overnight; arthritis sufferers are advised to wear gloves at night-time. Also during the day, even if the pain is not taking away completely by wearing arthritis gloves, you will experience a relief and more comfort in doing daily tasks. There is no cure for arthritis but choosing to wear special gloves in addition with other natural options, the signs and symptoms of the two main types of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) are certainly reduced.
Our gloves are made from a lightweight knitted soft fabric, with a comfortable design which does not restrict hand blood flow while offer gentle and effective support to the joints of the hand, fingers or wrist. The benefits are gained if infrared gloves for arthritis are worn constantly!