Hi Everyone

Sandy641 Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi, my name is Sandy and I'm a newbie 😊

I have osteoarthritis in various places, my hands are currently playing up a lot and I am in need of some advice......

I have recently begun using a rowing machine where I work and have joined a gym, should I be wearing some sort of glove when using equipment????

thanks in advance


  • Aj_x
    Aj_x Member Posts: 206

    Hi Sandy641 

    Welcome to the Online Community Forum. Please feel free to have a look around the other forums as there might be other members that are going through the exact same thing as yourself.

    I have attached information regarding Osteoarthritis

    Have you spoken to your GP regarding the gloves?

    I have also attached information regarding Osteoarthritis in the hand and wrist. I hope this might be of some help for you.

    Take Care


  • Sandy641
    Sandy641 Member Posts: 4

    I have recently moved house and have to register......it's really only just become a problem so it's on my to do list.

    Thank you for the attachments

    Sandy x

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,726

    As my then 3yr old grandson once memorably said "Just do it, do it, do it." When we have an ongoing problem it's essential to register with a GP asap so that they know about us before anything goes wrong.

    As for the rowing machine - I'm certainly no expert, except in 'arthritis' but I'd have thought rowing with dodgy wrists is not the way to go. I'd stick with something less demanding on the problem bits or, better still, enlist the advice of a physiotherapist.

    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • Sandy641
    Sandy641 Member Posts: 4

    My wrists are fine (so far) it's hands that are the issue but I am going to try using straps to take the load off and see how that goes