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Date: 08.10.2012
From: Greg Honeyant

Subject: Grip enhancement...

Hi, I am new to this forum. I'm Greg and I'm 43 and have just been diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis.
Mostly I feel my grip is affected and I have lost strength. I play golf but I don't trust my hands to hold on to the clubs and I wonder if anyone knows if there are any special gloves to enhance or strengthen your grip?
Grateful for any ideas. /Greg
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Date: 09.10.2012
From: Jennifer Sutherland

Subject: Re: Grip enhancement...

Not sure about a glove.... but when I was having issues with grip strength the Occ therapists gave me a kind of putty to squeeze. I guess over time it excersises the grip muscles and strengthens them.
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Date: 10.10.2012
From: Linda

Subject: Re: Grip enhancement...

I had physiotherapy on my left hand after an infection in my wrist. I used a bath sponge. Squeezing it helped strengthen my grip.
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Date: 10.10.2012
From: bsk

Subject: Re: Grip enhancement...

Google 'bionic golf gloves'. I have the gardening gloves in this range and they are excellent.
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Date: 18.10.2012
From: Adam Johnson

Subject: Re: Grip enhancement...

I had a similar problem, but not with golf but with horse riding. I've been riding from childhood and had to give it up when I was diagnosed with RA until recently. My physician told me about a new Swedish innovation called the "SEM Glove" which is amazing. Since I ordered it 6 months ago I am able to cope with almost anything that requires a firm grip. It is a soft glove with sensors and a motor that fully mimicks your grip but substantially increase the strength. I can now ride again!
I actually wear the glove almost every day now.
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Date: 24.10.2012
From: Greg

Subject: Re: Grip enhancement...

Thanks for all the tips. The "SEM glove" looks very interesting, just what I need. Is it the one produced by Bioservo (www.bioservo.com)?
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