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    Compression Gloves: When Should You Replace Them? | Grace & Able

    Compression Gloves: When Should You Replace Them?  | Grace & Able
    If you have arthritis, then you know how important it is to take care of your hands. Compression gloves can be a great tool for managing pain and keeping your joints healthy. But how often should you replace them? In this blog post, we’ll explore why replacing compression gloves is so important and provide some tips on when to replace yours.

    The Benefits of Wearing Compression Gloves

    Compression gloves are designed to provide support and stability while reducing swelling and inflammation. They can help improve circulation in the hands, which can lead to better flexibility and range of motion. Compression gloves also provide a layer of protection against further damage caused by repetitive motions or movements that require gripping or grasping.

     

    When Should You Replace Your Compression Gloves?

    Most medical professionals recommend replacing your compression gloves every 3-6 months, depending on how often they are used. If you wear them daily, or overnight in bed, you may want to switch them out sooner.

    It’s important to inspect your gloves regularly for signs of wear and tear such as frayed seams or thinning fabric in areas that experience more friction or pressure when in use. Additionally, if you begin to notice any changes in the way your compression gloves fit—such as feeling too loose or too tight—you should consider replacing them sooner than later.

    Compression gloves may also need to be replaced if they become stained or discolored due to sweat, dirt, oils from skin care products, etc., as these substances can cause the fabric fibers to break down over time and reduce the effectiveness of the gloves. It’s also a good idea to wash your compression gloves regularly with mild soap and warm water —this will help keep them clean and free from bacteria that could potentially irritate or cause infection on skin contact.

     

    Conclusion

    Compression gloves are an essential tool for anyone living with arthritis pain who wants to keep their hands healthy and active. However, it’s important not to forget about them! Replacing your compression gloves every 3-6 months (or sooner if needed) is key for ensuring that they remain effective at providing support and relief from joint pain. So make sure you give your compression gloves some love every now and then!

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