I have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis affecting the joints of both hands so severely at times that I have loss of use in them and the pain can be unbearable. I've tried many types and brands of compression gloves to help with swelling and to help keep my joints and ligaments warm and limber. I have medically prescribed thumb stabilizer braces for both hands that while they do the job to prevent extreme motion of my thumbs, are uncomfortable, bulky and prevent me from being able to do the simplest of daily tasks, which is an unrealistic option for me except for night-time use. These gloves actually do everything stated and from the moment I put them on, I found relief. They are tight enough to provide the compression I need and the materials of which they are made keep my joints warm, but do not cause my hands to be sweaty. These also cover all of the joints in every finger without hindering my ability to use my hands and fingers for tasks I need to do. For anyone considering purchasing these gloves, I urge you to do so, you'll be glad you did. Make sure to measure your hands properly so that you can get the proper fit- my hand measurement was on the border of two sizes and I chose the smaller size to be sure of a good compression. Removing them is slightly awkward because I chose the smaller size and I have to 'peel' mine off, but then I just flip them right-side out once removed and they are ready to slip back on again when needed. I do not experience any numbness or loss of feeling from the compression, either. I honestly cannot believe I have found a pair of arthritic gloves that give me such relief at such low expense, especially considering what I've paid for the other products I own. I plan to purchase a Thermoskin product for my knees in the future, as well.