Strong Together AiArthritis x Grace & Able
"Love these gloves. They help reduce the pain in my hands." Sharon K.
"Helps pain while I crochet. Customer service is great." Cathy Z.
Benefits of Compression Gloves
1. Gentle compression relieves swelling and pain
2. Supports finger joints and reduces stiffness
3. Increases bloodflow to hands and fingers
Joint Support Should Attract Compliments Not Stares
AiArthritis refers to the type of inflammation-driven arthritis associated with having certain Autoimmune or Autoinflammatory diseases ("AiArthritis Disease"). These diseases are caused by the immune system, which is a network of cells and tissues throughout the body that work to defend us from viruses, bacteria, and infection. In our diseases, immune cells target the body's own healthy tissues by mistake and signals the body to attack them.
While there is no one cause for either autoimmune or autoinflammatory diseases, we do know each originates in a part of the immune system.
Combined there are over 100 autoimmune diseases and autoinflammatory diseases, but only a couple dozen include inflammatory arthritis as a major clinical component in most people ("Autoimmune Arthritis" and "Autoinflammatory Arthritis", or AiArthritis). While the arthritis unites these diseases, because they are autoimmune and autoinflammatory in nature they affect more than just the joints. The inflammation travels through the bloodstream, so these diseases affect the whole body, including tissues and organs.
Approximately 300 million people worldwide are diagnosed with at least one AiArthritis disease. However, research suggests that over 50% of patients go undiagnosed or are diagnosed with a "undifferentiated" disease, increasing this number to an estimated 450 million.
Want to learn more about Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Diseases? Head over to the AiArthritis website to read more...
AiArthritis are leaders in advancing education, advocacy, and research for those impacted by autoimmune and autoinflammatory arthritis (AiArthritis) diseases through peer-led guidance, collaboration, and resources that are driven by patient-identified issues and patient-infused solutions.
Addressing misunderstandings, accelerating diagnosis, improving disease management, and advancing global awareness through patient-led awareness days and educational materials.
Impacting policy and legislation through creative approaches, collaborative support, and research advocacy (which we define as using data to influence or improve legislative positions).
Influencing patient-preferred outcomes and patient-included research projects through collaboration, peer-led research debriefs, and data that can expedite diagnosis, improve disease management, and increase access to individualized therapies.
Want to learn more about the work of AiArthritis? Head over to their website to learn about the initiatives they are currently working on...
No one can identify what a patient needs most more than those personally impacted by the diseases. So, AiArthritis find a variety of ways to invite patient voices 'to the table' to ensure they are addressing issues that matter most to them and to give them opportunities to be as involved in programs as possible. In turn, the community can take pride in knowing they helped develop the programs and resources that ultimately can improve their lives and the lives of 450 million people worldwide!
AiArthritis don't represent the patient voice. They are the patient voice.
We are proudly disability-owned, with a mission to empower people living with chronic joint pain.
Developed in collaboration with The International Foundation of Autoimmune and Inflammatory Arthritis (AiArthritis)
Grace & Able is FDA-Registered for Class 1 Orthotic Devices. All of our products are hand therapist designed.