|The QwiTM Solution For Nerve Protection
A study published in "Spinal Cord" demonstrated
that gloves with gel pads placed over the median
nerve did not protect the median nerve from
compression related injury as demonstrated by
nerve conduction tests. There was no statistical
difference between the test results with or without
the gel padded gloves except that pain was reduced
Here are some examples of QwiTM Gloves demonstrating the 2 rectangular solid gel nerve protection pads in the palm. Note how the 2 rectangular pads are
positioned off to the sides of the palm. There is no padding in the center of the palm where the median and ulnar nerves enter the hand.
Some customers requested a more cushioned glove. So, some of our glove styles include a
modified nerve protection pad and they carry the designation style "-002.". The pad is still made of
solid gel for optimal vibration and pressure absorption. But, it consists of a larger U-shaped pad
rather than 2 separate rectangular pads. The U-shaped pad is basically a combination of the
original 2 rectangular pads joined by a transverse piece of solid gel providing a greater area of
padding. There is still no padding in the center of the palm where the median and ulnar nerves
enter the hand. The median and ulnar nerves are closer to the surface of the palm as they enter
the hand and are vulnerable to pressure and vibration injury in this area. The two nerves dive
deeply into the palm to run deep to the finger flexor tendons once they are past the carpal tunnel
and Guyon's canal. That is why it is possible to add the extra transverse gel pad in the distal part
of the palm (ie, the part toward the fingers) without placing any pressure over the median or ulnar
Here are some examples of QwiTM Gloves demonstrating the larger U-shaped nerve protection pad. Note how the 2 side parts of the pad are positioned off to
the sides of the palm. There is no padding in the center of the palm where the median and ulnar nerves enter the hand.
Padding throughout the palm in conventional gloves is demonstrated
in the motorcycle gloves the photo below:
The Past-There have been a few products in the past that were designed to protect the median nerve by directing pressure away from the nerve. None of these
products have attempted to direct pressure and vibration away from the ulnar nerve (see the section, “Overview of Nerve Injury” for a description of these nerves).
The Future Is Here Now-The QwiTM Solution uses a special, patented nerve pressure avoidance system to protect both the median (carpal tunnel syndrome) and
ulnar (Guyon's canal syndrome) nerves in the hand. The QwiTM Solution was designed by an orthopedic surgeon. It is anatomically designed based upon proven
orthopedic principles. It was proven effective in a study of 740 professional truck drivers.
QwiTM Gloves have solid gel pads located to the sides of the median and ulnar
nerves. These solid gel pads serve to lift a gripping surface (ie, such as a bicycle or
motorcycle handle bar grip) up and away from the two major nerves thereby diverting
pressure & vibration away from them. There is no padding located over the median
and ulnar nerves as they lie close to the surface of the palm when entering the hand
through the carpal tunnel (median nerve) and Guyon's canal (ulnar nerve).