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Can you suggest a mega warm gloves for hands with arthritis.

(30 Posts)
nobodysfool Mon 19-Jan-15 18:37:55

I have osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and really struggle with the cold weather.
I currently have a pair of fleece lined leather gloves that are better than just fleece but the joints are still getting cold and painful.
I need to invest in a fab pair of mega warm gloves.
Any ideas?

AnnoyingOrange Mon 19-Jan-15 18:41:10

You could try wearing silk glove liners inside your gloves

NoraRobertsismyguiltypleasure Mon 19-Jan-15 18:43:57

I cycle throughout winter and the best gloves I have ever bought are my 'lobster' gloves. They are basically mittens with split fingers, so two in each split and it's a sort of glove inside so each finger is also in an individual finger. You can't really do much in them, but if you just want to keep your hands warm on a walk etc you can't beat them.
The brand I have are no longer available, but they are like these:

nobodysfool Mon 19-Jan-15 18:51:10

Thanks annoyingO-I will keep those in mind if I can't find any others.

Thanks Nora- Not sure I would be able to do anything with them on - apart from ecellent lobster claw impressions- Are sealskinz a good make for warmth?

CMOTDibbler Mon 19-Jan-15 18:52:17

Stylish gloves just don't cut the mustard when it comes to keeping hands really warm imo.

I have scalable solutions, going from fleece gloves, fleece and thinsulate, mittens, and then the nuclear option is Bergaus down filled mittens. I wear silk glove liners as well, and microfleece wristwarmers from Manbi so they can stay on all the time, stopping my hands from ever getting cold.

The fab thing with mittens is you can also put in a hand warmer like a Hot Rox or the sachet sort (I buy boxes of Little Hotties from Amazon) for extra heat.

As you might be able to tell, I have a condition which makes getting my bad hand cold at all extremely painful, so its become a bit of a mission!

Rivercam Mon 19-Jan-15 18:54:02

The trick to keeping warm is to layer up, so several thin layers are better than one thick. Also, hand warmers are a good option - you can buy reusable ones as well as single use.

AndHarry Mon 19-Jan-15 18:54:35

wool mittens.

AndHarry Mon 19-Jan-15 18:55:14

Oops, sorry. Here: Ragg Wool Mittens.

LizzieMint Mon 19-Jan-15 19:01:36

I have palindromic rheumatism and have been having bad attacks in my wrists recently. I am using microwavable wheat packs and hand warmers to help.

I would have thought that for gloves you'd want some designed for skiing or something like that.

LostInWales Mon 19-Jan-15 19:02:16

My specialist subject! I have a form of auto-immune arthritis which is being very unkind to my hands and has also in a daring new move given me Raynauds. Currently I am rocking a combo look, my 'spider man' gloves which have red trim an lining so look like bad spider man. Inside these I have my special princess silver thread gloves which are supposed to keep me toasty. The first gloves need a snug fit because they are beautifully compressing and give your sore hands a little caring hug and keep them warm too. I'm awaiting a delivery of silk glove liners too to see if that makes everything even more super special!

Silverjohnleggedit Mon 19-Jan-15 19:20:24

Peacock Handwarmers are fantastic and cheap to run - don't be tempted to for the cheaper Zippos they are hard to light and fill.

mowglik Mon 19-Jan-15 21:49:49

Raynauds disease gloves! Wish there had been such a thing when I suffered from it they sound toasty.

I don't know if this would help but garlic supplements got rid of my Raynauds and helps with circulation. I never had an attack of zombie hands when I took garlic supplements

LostInWales Mon 19-Jan-15 22:03:07

<brief hijack with apologies to nobodysfool>

I can make it go away again? Really, it is currently misery inducing with this weather and whatever those gloves say the magic silver isn't taking away any of the things it says it will but they are very nice, slim gloves that fit under my cwtchy ones. Was your Raynauds primary or secondary? I don't think I have space for any more supplements or pills unless I quit normal food all together.

nobodysfool Mon 19-Jan-15 22:16:49

No apology needed LostinWales- I too have Raynauds so all info is great.
Thanks for the suggestions I'm taking a look.

LostInWales Mon 19-Jan-15 22:41:16

I have to say if you have pain and arthritis in your hands the 'spider man' gloves are brilliant. I've worn them at work when my hands are sore and I need them for manual stuff or just at home when they are bad because they hold everything nicely and gently warm too.

mowglik Tue 20-Jan-15 00:17:52

My Raynauds was primary and I had it from early teens til my mid twenties when one winter I started taking garlic supplements - i noticed that when I didnt take the supplements for a few days the White fingers and toes would come back

It's been a few years now and I haven't needed to take garlic anymore - I don't know if that would have happened anyway but def the supplement was the only thing that was effective when I did have it

My sympathies it's a pretty rubbish condition to have though it was cool to show off ghostly white fingers when I was a teen grin

faustina Tue 20-Jan-15 06:47:32

I have reynauds and also arthritis, and I find the only gloves which keep my fingers from going numb, but which also allow me to do stuff like drive, are leather with a cashmere lining: these are my current pair

LostInWales Tue 20-Jan-15 18:58:53

Oh I could covet those gloves! <typing with one white fintertip>

faustina Tue 20-Jan-15 19:46:19

can't recommend them enough Lost! And they're much cheaper than the John Lewis ones

Meandthecat Tue 20-Jan-15 19:57:33

Another arthritis, reynauds sufferer. I have the spider man compression gloves from the OT, great for indoor work, typing at work, cooking etc.
Outside or indoors you can't go wrong with sheepskin. Just like having uggs for your fingers smile bliss!

anotherdayanothersquabble Tue 20-Jan-15 19:58:06

I bought some Hestra mitts for my kids for skiing and notice lots of the ski instructors use them. I can't say I have tried these, have any idea where to get them or how much they cost but given how amazing the ski gloves are, these Margaret gloves might be worth checking out.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 20-Jan-15 20:02:29

Another raynauds/arthritis sufferer. I use thin lined leather gloves with sheepskin mittens over the top and hand warmers in between but I can't wear mittens cycling and this morning my hands (and feet) were excruciating.

LostInWales Tue 20-Jan-15 20:33:10

No wonder you are obsessed with the weather!

CMOTDibbler Tue 20-Jan-15 21:00:52

OYBBK - I wore a lobster bike mitt on my bad hand out cycling today and it was toasty. Just an Aldi one, so nothing special. I also had Aldi fleecy arm warmers on (and Gore base layer, fleecy bib tights, winter jersey, and jacket, kidney warmer thing and buffs)

My feet otoh were a bit cold, in spite of winter socks, cycling shoes, and neoprene overshoes.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 20-Jan-15 21:25:34

grin I prefer my weather more interesting!

I'll have a look at the lobster bike mitts, I wore ski gloves but they were useless!

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