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Has anyone tried Prolotex gloves? They are suppose to help with chronic cold hands, but are expensive. I need to know if they are worth the money.
Donna from Greensburg, IN
I haven't tried them but would be very interested if they work.
You can get the Back on Tracks gloves to $30 a pair and the work great,
I bought Thermo Flow (same as Prolotex) a few years ago and use them every time my arthritis flares up. I have recently contacted the company who use to sell Thermo Flow and they are now selling Prolotex - so I am ordering a new pair for me and one for my friend and the socks for my husband, who has diabetes. They work by warming your hands and creating circulation. I use them when I ride my horse and it's cold. Good luck
I've been wearing the open finger gloves for a week to reduce arthritic pain playing guitar. They do the trick for me, and are thin enough they don't get in the way. I'm about to order another pair for back-up.
You can try the gloves from back on Track fore $30 and there web site is www.backontrackproducts.com
I use these super thermal therapy gloves from http://www.thermomedic.com which are only about US$22. They are really great for my carpal tunnel & also stop pain from using the computer. I'm told they're the best therapy gloves for arthritis pain too.
I bought myself a pair last winter and for a while I thought they were a miracle, but remember they are just gloves and when it was really cold nothing could stop my cold hands/fingers from freezing. Incidentally, I pulled mine out of the drawer and put them on tonight for the first time in 10 or so months, and my hands really did seem to warm up quickly.
bottom line: I don't totally buy it, but I kind of buy this far infrared stuff.
Over the years I've tried just about everything for my hands but I've just got these cute grey therapy gloves which have really helped my Raynaud's...they cost about $20 & I've been wearing them at night too. I got mine from http://www.ther erapygloves.html I hope this info helps you.
I have trigger finger and heal pain. I purchased the open finger glove and the sock. I wore them day and night for one week, it made no difference to my pain. Unfortunately I end up purchasing very expensive glove and sock ($80) and they don't do the magic. The open finger glove will not take care of trigger fingers, it is not splint like so it doesn't limit the activities of the fingers. It is real disappointment and it is waste of money.
I just got my expensive prolotex open finger gloves and socks yesterday. I put the gloves on right away and substituted one of my smart wool socks for one of the prolotex socks to compare for warmth. The smart wool was slightly warmer. Smart Wool liners are about $ 20. If the object is to keep your hands and feet warm, I would say they don't work and go get some kind of Merino wool socks and gloves like Smart Wool or the REI brand. I am going to keep wearing them and see if the strategy works in a different manner because of the supposed ceramic fibers that create far infra red heat as opposed to ordinary heat.
I will know better about pain when I receive the FIR scarf I also ordered. I have raynauds in my hands but no pain, however I have a great deal of pain and discomfort in my neck so if it relieves that pain I will know it is working. If not, I want my money back!
I am looking for Prolotex Open Fingertip Far Infrared Therapy Gloves. Are these gloves available in South Africa?