It’s officially Arthritis Awareness Month 2014, a time to spread information on prevention and treatment of arthritis as well as research and possible cures.
While there is no cure for arthritis, research suggests osteoarthritis can be reversed. And we know that joint care and healthy living reduce arthritis severity and discomfort and may prevent arthritis altogether.
If you have recently been diagnosed with arthritis or, due to factors such as obesity, diabetes or rough working conditions, are at risk for developing arthritis, here are some vital joint splints and pads that will give you the added protection you require.
The Thermoskin Arthritis Knee Wrap provides gentle compression and support to the knee. The elastic support provided by the Thermoskin Arthritis Knee Wrap features a special material called Trioxon that retains your natural body heat and breathes enough to keep your skin comfortably dry.
Also try the Makayla Ultra-Knee Stabilizer for Women, which offers elastic compression and support to the knee and is small and sleek enough to wear under clothing.
The IMAK Adjustable Elbow Splint is made of breathable foam and soft fabric to give gentle support. If you want, you may insert the plastic lateral splint, which will hold your elbow in one position during rest and sleep to prevent painful movements and flexion.
Supporting joints in a healthy position during rest and sleep can do wonders for arthritic joints. The Ventopedic Palm Protector (left hand or right hand) helps arthritic hands against painful flexion by stabilizing the thumb and palm area, making it perfect for use at night and during naps.
However, if you want a splint to support your thumb during active hours, try the 3pp ThumSling. Watch the video and see how this flexible, small splint surrounds and supports the CMC joint of the lower thumb.
The IMAK Arthritis Gloves supports the entire hand and wrist area but leaves the fingertips open to allow you to do everyday tasks. Wear the IMAK Arthritis Gloves all night or all day. These gloves have received the Ease of Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.
You don’t have to sit back and let your joints take a beating. If you are at risk for arthritis or for developing more severe arthritis, take control and give your joints the support they need.