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Cold hands

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Willow73 Sat 15-Jan-22 11:46:26

Does anyone else get really painful cold hands?
I’m looking for a pair of gloves that allow easy movement and warmth as I could cry with the pain when I’m out dog walking.
I’ve heard of ‘boolex sport gloves’ has anyone got them?
They seem expensive but don’t mind if they are going to work.
Thank you.

grandtanteJE65 Sat 15-Jan-22 11:54:11

Have you tried handwarmers? We find them useful.

Wearing a long sleeved woolly under your coat or jacket helps too, and two pairs of gloves are usually better than one pair, as the air trapped between them warms your hands as well.

I don't know the make of gloves you mention. DH and I use the cheapest ski gloves we can find with woollen gloves under them.

Kim19 Sat 15-Jan-22 11:54:54

Swear by my sheepskin ones but they are old now and there may well be some superior thermal type material on the market. Alternative suggestion is a thin well fitting silk pair ununderneath woollen ones. Both work well for me and I too am a coldie.

Blondiescot Sat 15-Jan-22 11:55:26

Might be worth getting checked out by your doctor - painful cold hands are often a sign of Raynaud's disease.

EllanVannin Sat 15-Jan-22 11:58:26

I could do with some of those for my feet as well. grin My circulation is faulty.

EllanVannin Sat 15-Jan-22 12:00:52

Joking aside though, when I come in and my hands are " immoveable " with the cold, I run them under the hot tap to bring the life back in them and it helps.

Jaxjacky Sat 15-Jan-22 12:01:32

I have Raynauds and bought some of these which work well.

Aldom Sat 15-Jan-22 12:02:19

My daughter has Raynauds Disease. This causes painful, cold hands and feet. You should do finger and arm exercises to encourage blood flow. Wear warm mittens. Similar exercises for feet. There's a company called LL Bean who sell handwarmers. Go online to find them. Hope this helps.

MerylStreep Sat 15-Jan-22 12:09:41

Many years ago I bought a pair of Moorland sheepskin mittens.
They never fail to keep my hands warm.

M0nica Sat 15-Jan-22 15:58:19

I have Raynauds and where 'thinsulate' gloves, knitted gloves with a fleece lining, not expensive and available on ebay.

Indoors I wear fingerless gloves, but they are knitted to order by DD.

EllanVannin Sat 15-Jan-22 16:05:43

I do have a pair of Ugg gloves, fabulously warm, but thick too that if I spotted a 50p on the ground it would have to stay there as I wouldn't be able to pick it up grin without fiddling.

Serendipity22 Sat 15-Jan-22 16:12:06

I get very cold hands, despite wearing thermal gloves so i have bought some handwarmers from Amazon, they are brilliant.

midgey Sat 15-Jan-22 16:15:23

I have Raynauds and an arthritic joint on one hand which means that lots of gloves are very uncomfortable. I have a pair of Hotrox. These are like small pebbles that you charge up and they became warm. They are really brilliant! My hands can become cold inside gloves/mittens but these make walks pleasant.

dustyangel Sat 15-Jan-22 16:26:12

I have Raynauds too and used to wear fingerless gloves for reading in bed but since then, I’ve either got better at reading with a kindle half under the covers or this house is better insulated. It’s not just that we are in Portugal most of the winter either, I’m just as bad when in central heated England.
Thank you for the link to the Raynauds site Jaxjacky. I found it very interesting.

welbeck Sat 15-Jan-22 16:29:59

i tend to wear old socks on the hands, including in bed, which helps me sleep.
depends how dexterous you need to be, but i find i can do most things while wearing them, and they are easier to slip on and off than fingered gloves.
be careful how you warm really cold hands.
avoid hot water, can cause damage.
try gently rubbing hands together in a basin of warm water.

Fleur20 Sat 15-Jan-22 22:21:04

Fingerless gloves are my secret... I find if I keep the backs of my hands warm the pain goes...
Try to get them as long up your wrists as you can... it really makes a difference.
I even have a couple of pairs of leg warmers that I wear on my arms under my jumpers as an extra layer!!!

Fleur20 Sat 15-Jan-22 22:23:24

The other thing I find helpful is to massage my hands properly when putting on my hand cream. Have a look at you tube for proper techniques... this stimulates the blood supply and helps warm your hands.

watermeadow Mon 17-Jan-22 19:26:13

As a fellow dog walker with always-cold hands I’ve found hand warmers/thick gloves/double gloves all useless as I have to constantly clip lead off and on/ pick up poo/throw ball/ dish out treats.
What I want is a dog harness which I can undo with frozen hands.

Zoejory Mon 17-Jan-22 19:34:08

Warm heart

Sago Mon 17-Jan-22 23:39:09

Turtle Doves do fab recycled cashmere hand and wrist warmers.