A Comprehensive Review of the Best Copper Infused Gloves Of 2022

A Comprehensive Review of the Best Copper Infused Gloves Of 2022

Hand and wrist pain plague countless people in their day-to-day lives. Alone, the condition can seem inconsequential– but pair it with the everyday activities like household chores, playing sports, or using a computer and it can be disruptive.

For those that have it, hand pain is incessant. Fortunately, (and depending on the cause of your hand pain) there are ways to deal with the symptoms or improve your condition to the extent that you no longer need medication or external aids to manage it. One of the best options you have are copper infused compression gloves . They are a non-invasive solution that means they do not physically or chemically change your body in a way that medication or surgery would.

Copper infused gloves are both affordable and accessible with countless different brands making them. But while competition and choice are great for high-quality products being available on the market, it also means that there’s a somewhat overwhelming number of options for someone that simply wants to find the best product to manage pain in their hands and wrists. This article will go into detail about some of the best copper infused gloves available from Dr. Arthritis, as well as provide a review and comparison of each to help you understand which is best for you. Let’s start by covering some of the basics.

What are copper infused compression gloves?

To understand the purpose of copper infused compression gloves, let’s break down its main components.

Generally speaking, compression gloves are designed to provide ample support to for your hand or wrist that’s experiencing pain, swelling, or stiffness. The compression should offer a tight and snug (but not uncomfortable) fit. The gloves are designed to apply gentle pressure to help improve circulation and blood flow to the area and prevent your wrist from moving excessively or suddenly. Over time, this helps aid your body’s natural abilities to heal without the condition or injury being exacerbated.

The best compression gloves on the market will also be copper infused. This presents a number of benefits, which contributes to the same goal. The copper inside the gloves acts as an antibacterial and antifungal layer, preventing the gloves accumulating bacteria that could cause odors. This could be an important point of consideration for those who live in a hot and humid climate.

The conditions and symptoms they can help with

Copper infused compression gloves are useful for a range of different conditions that cause hand and joint pain. Some products are designed specifically for certain conditions but will always be helpful for the others too. Here’s some of the most common:

Arthritis

For both rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis sufferers, a copper infused compression glove can work wonders. Arthritis can cause pain and swelling in your hand joints and related areas. These gloves help apply the right amount of pressure onto the joint to alleviate much of the pain and swelling, allowing you to continue with everyday life relatively unhindered. Note that while copper infused compression gloves are not a permanent cure for arthritis, there is no harm in wearing them for extended periods of time for relief.

Raynaud’s syndrome

Millions of people suffer from Raynaud’s syndrome, particularly in colder climates. The condition causes you to suffer from cold hands and numb fingers because of issues related to poor circulation. Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure for Raynaud’s syndrome. The symptoms can range anywhere from being so mild you may not realize you actually have the condition; to severe enough that proper warming and insulative gloves are required. Copper infused compression gloves are incredibly warming and can be of great benefit to those that suffer from Raynaud’s syndrome and want a non-invasive, low-profile solution.

Injuries

Hand injuries are incredibly common. The hand and wrist are the most injury-prone parts of your body’s skeletal structure, and plenty of ligaments run through it to reach each finger. Sports-related injuries, repetitive strain, and plenty more cause chronic pain in the area if it is not given time to properly heal. Copper infused compression gloves are perfect for this, as they provide a good level of support while allowing the wearer to carry on without so much pain and for the injury to heal faster.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause a great deal of pain in your wrist, specifically the median nerve. A wide range of activities and other conditions can put you at risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, including repetitive activities which leave your wrist in an improper position, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and many others. Carpal tunnel is often self-treatable with solutions like copper infused compression gloves which help keep the wrist in a healthy and stable position to aid healing.

Lots more…

Many other sources of wrist pain can benefit from a supportive copper infused compression glove. If you are unsure, be sure to speak to a doctor or contact us at Dr. Arthritis for advice as to whether a glove is the best option for you or if there are other products that would offer more benefit.

Options from Dr. Arthritis

Dr. Arthritis was founded by medical doctors. Our experience helps us understand the pathophysiology of our patients as well as which solutions have worked the best. We’ve put this knowledge into our range of simple yet effective products like copper infused compression gloves, as well as advice on how to adapt your lifestyle to relieve your pain and manage your condition.

Copper Infused Fingerless Compression Gloves

Our standard copper infused fingerless gloves are a great option for someone that wants a no-fuss solution to their wrist or hand pain. With open-fingertip styles, they’re perfect for those that want a good level of support and compression without losing the ability to operate smartphones and other touch-sensitive tasks.

Best for:

Get these gloves if you suffer from pain caused by arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid, reactive, psoriatic), Raynaud’s syndrome, sports-related injuries, Dupuytren’s contracture, SLE, fibromyalgia, and related conditions.

Full-Length Copper Compression Gloves 

If you’re looking for a pair of gloves that give you the utmost in protection and compression, opt for a pair of full-length copper infused gloves. Designed similar in nature to the fingerless variants, full-length copper gloves help sufferers to improve their blood flow, reduce swelling, and alleviate pain.

Best for:

These copper infused gloves are best for those that suffer from a wide variety of conditions such as osteo, rheumatoid, and psoriatic arthritis, Raynaud’s syndrome, sports injuries, and more. They’re also perfectly suited for those who also suffer from pain in their knuckles and finger joints, providing compression in that area too.

Copper Infused Wrist Sleeve

Copper infused wrist sleeves are functionally a little different to gloves. Instead of focusing on the hand joints, they prioritize the wrist. The wrist is susceptible to a wide range of conditions and injuries which cause pain, and a copper infused wrist sleeve like this is a great alternative to a glove. It provides an ideal about of support and compression in the area to make it effective in remedying pain but also without hindering day-to-day activities.

Best for:

Those with wrist-related conditions and pain. Our copper infused wrist sleeve is ideal for conditions such as carpal tunnel, sports injuries, strains, wrist arthritis, and more. Additionally, for those looking for some extra support both to prevent and aid the healing of previous injuries during sports and activities, a wrist sleeve like this will provide the support you need without interfering with your movement.

Copper Lined Wrist Support

A copper lined wrist support offers more sturdy support. With a one-size-fits-all approach, these function by tightening the Velcro strap to get a perfect wrap around your wrist. It helps provide ample pressure to the area and minimizes pain, alleviates symptoms, and prevents your wrist from moving in a way that could hinder your body’s natural healing process or worsen your condition.

Best for:

Those who want maximum support for their wrist as well as those who may be suffering from a range of conditions including ganglion cysts, osteo, rheumatoid, or psoriatic arthritis in their wrists, carpal tunnel, basal thumb, and more.

Comparison Table

Product

Copper Infused Fingerless Compression Gloves

Full-Length Copper Compression Gloves

Copper Infused Wrist Sleeve

Copper Lined Wrist Support

Copper-infused?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full-length?

Fingerless

Covers wrist and hand

Wrist sleeve only

Wrist strap only

Hand support?

All-round support

All-round support

Wrist support only

Wrist support only

Wrist support?

All-round support

All-round support

Great wrist support

Most rigid wrist support

Perfect for:

Arthritis, Raynaud’s sports injuries, etc.

Arthritis, Raynaud’s sports injuries, and more with finger coverage

Carpal tunnel, support during sports, wrist arthritis, etc.

Osteo/rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel, basal thumb, wrist strains, etc.

 

Ensuring a proper, tight fit

One thing that all these different options on the market have in common is that, for best results, a good fit is required. Too loose, and the sleeve or compression glove will have little effect. Too tight, and they will be incredibly uncomfortable to wear for prolonged periods of time and can actually cut off blood flow to this area – which is completely counterintuitive. If available, be sure to select the right size for your hands or wrist using our sizing charts.

Generally, a good rule of thumb is to ensure that you can just about fit a finger in between your arm and the sleeve or glove.

Get in touch with Dr. Arthritis

All our copper infused compression gloves come with the Dr. Arthritis handbook, which goes into detail about many of the conditions and injuries which can cause joint pain, as well as lifestyle changes you can adopt to both prevent them and lessen symptoms.

If you have any questions about our copper infused wrist sleeves, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Dr. S King

Dr. S King is a co-founder of Dr. Arthritis with experience in clinical research and practice lends itself to Dr. Arthritis’ operations, product development, and innovation. Born in Hong Kong, he graduated from Imperial College London with a MBBS (MD) and BSc with 1st Class Honors, before he completed his Foundation Program at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge.