New Solution for Hand Pain And Numbness In Professional Drivers
Blytheville, AR – July 11, 2005 - Qwi™ Nerve Protection Professional Driving Gloves are a
cost-effective solution for the treatment and prevention of hand pain and numbness in professional
drivers. An orthopedic surgeon experienced in treating hand nerve injuries invented the patented
Qwi™ Solution because many professional drivers suffer from hand pain and numbness associated
with prolonged driving.
A recent study demonstrates that 76% of these drivers experienced an average of 60%
reduction of their hand pain and numbness after wearing prototype Qwi™ Nerve rotection
Professional Driving Gloves for 30 days. Qwi™ Gloves incorporate features based on feedback from
professional drivers who wore prototype gloves.
The patented Qwi™ Solution reduces pain by directing pressure away from the major
nerves of the hand. Traditional driving gloves do not address nerve protection. According to Joseph
Yao, M.D., who invented the Qwi glove, “Simply padded gloves usually place padding directly over
the nerves thereby transmitting steering wheel pressure and vibration to the nerves. The Qwi™
Solution is unique because it transfers steering wheel pressure and vibration away from both the
median and ulnar nerves.” Qwi™ Gloves thereby help injured nerves to heal and prevent nerve
injury in uninjured hands. Even drivers without hand pain or numbness commented that they found
Qwi™ Gloves comfortable to wear while driving.
A recent study conducted with 744 professional truck drivers indicated that a significant number experienced hand pain (59%) and numbness (71%) associated with driving. Hand pain and numbness occurred in both new drivers and those with long driving experience. Symptoms occurred in drivers who drove 2000 miles per week as well as those driving 4000 miles per week. Drivers in all of the subgroups studied described reduction of hand pain and numbness after wearing Qwi™ Nerve Protection Professional Driving Gloves. John M. has been a professional truck driver for 17 years and he drives 3000 miles per week. He reported, “I didn't think I would ever find a way to relieve my hand pain, but these gloves really did work. I won't drive without them now. They're great. Thanks." Details of this study may be viewed on the Qwi web site at http://www.QwiNerveProtector.com
Medical and surgical treatment of hand nerve injuries can be prolonged and costly. Dr.
Yao notes, “Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common form of nerve injury. Standard treatment includes
oral medications, wrist splints, rest, activity modification, and carpal tunnel steroid injections.
Expensive electrical studies help assess the degree of nerve injury and are used to confirm the
diagnosis. Carpal tunnel release surgery is done when symptoms persist despite nonsurgical
treatment.” A truck driver is typically off work for 6 weeks after such surgery. Qwi™ Nerve
Protection Professional Driving Gloves are an inexpensive way to protect the major hand nerves
from injury associated with driving and help keep professional drivers on the road.
All Qwi™ Driving Gloves include anatomically located nerve protection pads. There is
also a separate pad providing additional comfort across the base of the fingers. Glove materials are
selected with the professional driver in mind. The palm of the glove is made of premium pig skin
leather that is flexible, breathable, durable, and washable. It helps prevent palm skin irritation from
steering wheel pressure and abrasion. The area between the thumb and index finger is reinforced
with a second layer of leather to reduce wear. The spandex top of the glove is cool and provides a
stretch fit. An adjustable wrist strap with a hook and loop closure allows a custom fit. Qwi™ Gloves
come in partial and full finger styles and in sizes XS to XXL.
A line of Qwi™ Nerve Protection Motorcycle Gloves will be available soon. Learn more
about Qwi™ Gloves by visiting http://www.QwiNerveProtector.com or by calling 1-877-Qwi-Hand