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    Suggestions for wheelchair gloves

    I want to start going outside and getting some exercise in my chair. I'm looking for some suggestions for gloves to wear. Thanks.

    T12 Incomplete - Walking with Walker, Oct 2003
    T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003

    #2
    Try this place Harness gloves

    ........You need people like me so you can point your
    fxxxing fingers, and say "that's the bad guy." So, what dat make you? Good? You're not good; you just know how to hide......... Scarface

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      #3
      Originally posted by MikeC:

      I want to start going outside and getting some exercise in my chair. I'm looking for some suggestions for gloves to wear. Thanks.

      T12 Incomplete - Walking with Walker, Oct 2003
      I use normally bicycle gloves, without fingers and with leader and padding inside. They are expencive but worth the money.
      TH 12, 43 years post

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        #4
        I wear gloves all the time when I'm out, not just when I'm exercising, but I use fingerless bicycle gloves with gel padded palms. You should be able to find them at a bicycle shop. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

        I'm not deaf...I'm just ignoring you! [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]
        "Legs are overrated. You can still get laid." - Kevin Girardi, "Joan of Arcadia"

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          #5
          I meticulously sew goat skin on the palm of fingerless weight lifter's glove with wrist support. It is a tedious and time consuming process but well worth the labor.
          Chae Wolterbeek

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            #6
            I don't know who makes them, but I'm using the gloves they gave me at the rehab center. They are fingerless, and have a thick lether palm. Works great when going down hills for friction braking.

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            Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.

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              #7
              Sportaid carries a variety of gloves. There is a link to a proper sizing chart near the top of the page.

              Sportaid

              I am a c6 and use the fingerless Hatch Wheelchair Gloves for everyday use. They are easy to put on and are soft and flexible enough that I don't need to take them off every time I need to use my hands. I use the fingerless Hatch Wheelchair Gloves Topy Palms for exercise when I need a stronger push/better grip.

              I also have a pair of quad cuffs from Harness Designs that (similar to the Hatch Quad Cuff Gloves on the Sportaid page). They are good for pushing and very easy to put on but they are so stiff that I cannot do anything else with them on, not even a wheelchair pushup for pressure relief.

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                #8
                Hubby uses bikers Harley Davidson fingerless gloves with gel inserts...
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                  #9
                  Thanks for everyone's response. Now for the dumb question - why are fingerless gloves so popular? My fingers have little cuts on them from just wheeling around the house and the mall. I've got plastic rims - the new chair I'm getting will have aluminum. I thought my fingers were one of the main things I needed to protect (also the palm when going downhill). Thanks again.

                  T12 Incomplete - Walking with Walker, Oct 2003
                  T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003

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                    #10
                    I don't push a wheelchair, but have experience using fingerless gloves for sailing. The purpose is to leave the fingertips exposed so you have better deterity and feeling for fine motor tasks. If you have no finger use, there is limited advantage to using them. The purpose of gloves is more to protect your palms from both abrasion and repeated trauma (which contributes to CTS).

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      #11
                      I've been using a pair of gloves that I purchased just 2 days before my fall/injury. I'm a theatre tech(& miss my work GREATLY, I hope I will get back to being able to work relatively soon...) and I purchased them from a company called Setwear. They are designed for theatre work & rigging. I only got to use them for their intended purpose one time prior to my accident, but they have served me faithfully daily for getting around in my chair. you can go to www.setwear.com or call them at (818)340-0540. It's a small company & the owner is very nice. I use the fingerless gloves, but they have other styles as well. I hope that you find the gloves that work best for you out there somewhere. Good Luck.

                      'Chelle
                      'Chelle
                      L-1 inc 11/24/03

                      "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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                        #12
                        I found a place where i live that carry this kind of glove and I use them everyday..these gloves are so well priced I put on a new pair every other week.
                        Price for a pair of these gloves are 1 Buck..there leather and hold up great.This pair below are $18.99 and the ones for a Dollar look just like these,and they have alot in stock.

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                          #13
                          I've tried both fingerless gloves, as well as work gloves.

                          These days I wear "technician's gloves" from a paint store, and have found them to be the best for both durability and protection of my hands from abuse and bacteria.

                          I do not wear fingerless gloves because I believe its unclean. My wheels are on the floor all the time. I am not going to put my fingers on the wheels of the chair, nor will I put them on push rails (which I've taken off.)

                          I wore work gloves for some time. they were the second best, but very bulky.

                          The technicians gloves are the best I've found, for 29.95.
                          Eric Texley

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                            #14
                            Broknwing, I took your suggestion and ordered a pair of fingerless gloves today from Setwear. Nice people.

                            I'll let you know how they work out.

                            Thanks again for the link. - [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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                              #15
                              Chris-Sorry I didn't reply sooner. No prob about the site. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Wish I was getting to use them as intended though. [img]/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif[/img] Have you received your gloves yet? How do you like them?

                              'Chelle
                              'Chelle
                              L-1 inc 11/24/03

                              "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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