This Labor Day, we want to celebrate the hard work and contributions of our nation’s labor force by showcasing some of our products that promote safety and health for workers. We offer items that are useful for both those dealing with arthritic pain after years of demanding work and those trying to prevent work-related disorders.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, work-related musculoskeletal disorders are caused by work requirements such as heavy lifting and repetitive tasks. These work-related disorders cost employers between $45 million and $54 million annually. Therefore, it is better for both employees and employers to make sure workers are taking advantage of equipment that can keep them comfortable and safe. If you need more employees for your business, make sure you check out the Employment Law first.
We offer several gloves and hand splints to help those with hand arthritis, which can be particularly sensitive. The IMAK Arthritis Gloves offer mild compression and warmth throughout the day or night, and with open fingertips, they will allow you the flexibility to continue working. Get back to the activities that define you but with the added support these gloves offer.
One of the most notorious hand disorders for those in the workplace is carpal tunnel syndrome. The Thermoskin Carpal Tunnel Glove is invaluable for preventing the development of carpal tunnel syndrome by holding the hand firmly at a 25-degree angle and controlling the temperature of the skin.
Another hand-saving item we offer is the ThumSaver MP, which protects the thumb joint from painful grinding during work that involves manipulating or gripping small objects.
While all of these products are beneficial for use during work, it is equally important to rest joints in a smart manner. Sleeping in the wrong position can be detrimental to those with arthritis. The IMAK Universal Pil-O-Splint uses two rigid dorsal stays to keep the hand in a healing, neutral position throughout the night.
Another at-home healing device is the Thermoskin® Arthritis Shoulder Wrap. This wrap compresses the tissue and muscles around the shoulder and uses the body’s natural heat to relieve soreness and discomfort.
Hard work should pay off, not cause years of heartache due to disabling conditions. Take simple steps to protect and heal your joints with these and our other arthritis supplies.