For arthritis, hand swelling, and cold hands. May also help with neuropathy and poor circulation. Provides mild compression to enhance blood circulation. Open fingertips allow freedom to touch, feel and grip. Cotton material allows skin to breathe. Comfortable to use all day and night. Ideal for activities of daily living: Knitting, gardening, crafts & hobbies and office use. This size fits hands up to 4 inches wide measured at the knuckles. Designed by an orthopedic surgeon. Unisex.