Lycra gloves

Lycra gloves

Lycra gloves are an orthotic device which is designed to assist and improve conditions which result in tremors, high or low muscle tone or altered alignment of the hand and wrist. They are available in a range of styles from a full arm and hand to an open palmed glove. This enables your orthotist to select the best device for your needs. Lycra gloves can be worn as a pair or as a single handed garment depending on your requirements.

What are the indications for use of a lycra glove?

There are many indications for using a lycra glove. These include:

  • High or low muscle tone
  • Hand tremors
  • Wrist flexion
  • Hypermobility
  • Altered sensory feedback

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a lycra glove please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are lycra gloves often used for?

Lycra gloves are often used for the following conditions:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypermobility
  • Stroke
  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Neuromuscular conditions

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a lycra glove please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of lycra gloves?

There are many benefits that come from using a lycra glove. These include:

  • Stabilise and control movement
  • Reduce tremor
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase proprioception
  • Improved positioning of the hand, wrist and fingers
  • Improved extension of the wrist and fingers
  • Improved muscle tone

There are many benefits using a lycra glove to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of lycra gloves are available?

Types of lycra gloves that may be used include:

  • DMO Open Palm Glove
  • DMO Glove

What is the process to be receive a lycra glove?

The process to receive a lycra glove would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

Lycra gloves need to be close fitting in order to provide the most benefits to the user therefore your orthotist will need to take a number of different measurements of your fingers, hand, wrist and arm. These measurements will then be used to select the appropriate device for your needs.

How do I arrange an assessment for a lycra glove?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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