When someone suffers a hand injury and/or finger amputation one of the after effects is often reduced circulation to the extremity. Impaired circulation can cause cold sensitivity. During the winter months, it is challenging to keep hands warm. If you have had finger amputations it is extremely important to keep your hands warm and protected to prevent further damage to the blood vessels. Here are some practical tips for keeping your hands protected from the cold this winter.
- Wear layers – gloves inside large, insulated mittens work well!
- Look for Thinsulate or other moisture-wicking materials.
- Look for Heated gloves, you can find them at Canadian Tire and Uline.
- Buy hand warmers!
- Hand muffs are a good way to keep your hands warm, too!
- Finger Prosthetics can increase circulation to your fingers