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IMAK Arthritis Gloves & Pill Bottle Review

These Imak Arthritis Gloves are the best compression gloves that I’ve tried! I have normal sized women’s hands that are on the smaller side. Due to this many compression gloves don’t provide much pressure, even in size small. These gloves fit perfectly though, providing just enough pressure to relieve pain, but not too much so that it is uncomfortable. The fabric is soft, made of cotton, lycra and is latex free. It took me a few tries to get used to typing in them, but now I can do it with ease. It was important to me that I could wear them while typing, as typing makes my finger joints throb even more when they’re hurting. Because the finger tips are open I can still easily feel and maneuver the keys and grip the mouse. I haven’t had throbbing hands while trying to sleep in awhile, but I would definitely try wearing these to bed if I was in that situation.

IMAK says the mild compression the gloves provide helps increase circulation, which reduces pain and promotes healing. My friend, @osaxy, has fibromyalgia and lupus and says she uses these gloves a lot and likes them the best too. Brown Medical, the company IMAK is under, tells me these gloves were even designed by someone with fibromyalgia and their website says they were designed by an orthopedic surgeon. The IMAK Arthritis Gloves, as well as the pill bottles I discuss below, are part of the Ease of Use Commendation program by the Arthritis Foundation. All of the products in the Ease-of-Use Commendation program have been rigorously tested in an independent scientific lab and have all been proven easy to use for people with arthritis and physical limitations.

IMAK Arthritis Gloves, Rexam 1-Clic Pill Bottle

Rexam makes a 1-Clic Packaging System pill bottle that is easier to use than those flat topped pill bottles some pharmacies use. The bottle can be used two ways, child-resistant or non-child resistant. With the non-child resistant method (on the right in the picture) it is very easy to open the bottle. It has a wider top that slopes in where your fingers grab it and you simply screw and unscrew the top. For the child-resistant method (on the left in the picture) you hold a tab down before you can unscrew the cap. The amount of pressure needed to push down the tab is somewhat uncomfortable, but what child-resistant bottle isn’t? When replacing the cap you just screw it on until you hear the “click.” Overall, I think these are much easier to use (especially on the wrists) than the flat top bottles that demand that you apply pressure to lower the cap before twisting it.

Have you used either of these products?


Comment from GinaRClark
Time June 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

Very helpful reviews, thanks. I would like to try the gloves for sleeping. Right is numb, tingling, or burning every morning. Hope this may give some relief. Are they expensive?


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Ouch! I’ve had those pains in my wrists, so I know how crappy that feels. They’re not too bad, Amazon has them for $14. I added a link to my post


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