handscupe® rheumatism

For rheumatism of the hand

The hands are our most important tools: As soon as they stop functioning properly, we can no longer manage our everyday lives in the usual way. The certainty of being able to do things independently at any time drains away. The whole life changes – optimism and joy of life are suffering.

Often, most rheumatism patients are affected by changes in the hands and fingers already in the early stages of the disease: Joint pain and swelling, limited mobility, and lack of strength are commonly observed. In patients with rheumatism of the hand, the function of the fingers is severely impaired. Pain and the concomitant experience of being increasingly dependent on outside help create a high level of suffering.

Bei Rheuma der Hand - handscupe® rheumatism

handscupe® rheumatism supports the treatment course

We have developed handscupe® rheumatism in order to support the treatment of rheumatic diseases of the hand and finger joints. Its use can positively influence the treatment course for rheumatism of the hand:

The use of handscupe® rheumatism can specifically support and improve the treatment of rheumatic symptoms, such as pain and limited mobility.

handscupe® rheumatism helps rheumatism patients to cope with everyday life more independently again. When used regularly, handscupe® rheumatism can counteract pain, discomfort (paraesthesias) and fluid retention/congestion.

For a better sleep at night

Many patients report an improved night’s rest when regularly using handscupe® rheumatism. Restful sleep is an important prerequisite, especially for rheumatism patients, to recharge strength and energy and to be prepared for coping with the disease during the day.

Product Information

Size Size in cm Order number right hand Order number left hand
S > 7,0 < 8,0 HS-RH-S-RE HS-RH-S-LI
M > 8,0 < 9,0 HS-RH-M-RE HS-RH-M-LI
L > 9,0 < 10,0 HS-RH-L-RE HS-RH-L-LI

The size corresponds to the maximum width of the hand, measured from the little finger to the index finger.

The size of the product can be determined by a qualified specialist or by the patient himself. The maximum width of the hand is measured in the position shown at the left. No further adjustment of the product is necessary.

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    Intended use

    handscupe® rheumatism is an ergonomically-shaped medical hand rest designed for the positioning of hands with pathological symptoms caused by rheumatic or rheumatism-like underlying diseases (e. g. lupus erythematosus), i.e. hands that require positioning.
    Using handscupe® rheumatism can specifically support the treatment of rheumatic hand symptoms such as pain and impaired mobility / a restricted range of motion.

    Mode of action

    The ergonomically-shaped hand rest has been optimised for putting the hand in a neutral position in order to avoid contractures and fluid retention/congestion.
    handscupe® rheumatism allows to put the hand and the fingers in a position, which can prevent congestion symptoms and contractures. Flexor and extensor muscles are positioned in a resting (neutral) position, thus enabling a preferably wide opening of the carpal tunnel and a normal blood circulation.


    Impaired mobility and pain in the hands can be associated with rheumatic diseases. Such diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, polyarthritis of the fingers or spondyloarthritis with peripheral involvement.
    handscupe® rheumatism may be applied to hands with intact skin, suffering from pathological diseases and therefore requiring regular resting.

    The indicati on is to be compiled by a doctor.

    An application has been made for inclusion in the GKV’s list of therapeutic appliances.


    In cases of considerably deformed hands and fingers, respectively, the device should only be used after consulting the treating physician or therapist.
    In any case of sustained pain, the therapy has to be cancelled and the attending therapist or physician should be consulted.

    Patient target group

    Adult patients with one of the indications described.


    Users can be medical professionals and patients in an inpatient or outpatient setting.

    Adverse reactions

    With the device being used appropriately and the hand positioned correctly, no adverse reactions, intolerances, or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

    Maintenance, cleansing and desinfection

    In order to maintain the functionality of the handscupe® rheumatism, it should be handled carefully.
    Inappropriate handling can impair the functionality of the handscupe® rheumatism.
    The plastic product can be wiped off for disinfection and may only be cleaned with lukewarm water (30 °C) and soap.

    Way and duration of use

    The ergonomically formed hand rest ensures easy use.

    handscupe® rheumatism - Ansicht von der Seite
    Figure 1: Side view of the handscupe® rheumatism

    The correct hand position on the handscupe® rheumatism is achieved by sitting down and laying your forearm on a firm surface (e.g. a table, fig 2).

    handscupe® rheumatism in der Anwendung - Ansicht von der Seite
    Figure 2: Arm and hand positioning

    Please make sure that the fingers are positioned in the finger rests (fig. 3).

    handscupe® rheumatism in der Anwendung - Ansicht von vorne
    Figure 2: Arm and hand positioning

    The metacarpal tunnel is being supported by the bulge of the handscupe® rheumatism (fig. 4 and 5).

    handscupe® rheumatism - Fläche der Handauflage
    Figure 4 : The metacarpal region (purple line) is supported by the specially designed bulge of the handscupe® rheumatism (see fig. 5)
    handscupe® rheumatism - Fläche der Handauflage
    Figure 5: Bulge of the handscupe® rheumatism (purple line)

    It is not crucial, where the finger tips are positioned exactly. Treatment should be performed for a duration of at least 1×60 minutes or 2×30 minutes per day. If bodily well-being is ensured, the treatment may be continued indefinitely.

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