Giddins guard gloves


this image shows a pair of Giddins guard gloves which may help to prevent wrist fractures in the event of a fall


Giddins guard gloves help reduce wrist fractures in the event of a fall.



These gloves may look fairly standardised but they  may help prevent wrist fractures in the event of a fall. They have been manufactured to incorporate the Giddins Guard technology originally designed to protect snowboarders.

From the age of 45 our bone density starts to reduce and with 1/3 of all people over 65 having at least one fall a year, this results in an awful lot of fractured wrists. Even a fractured wrist means most people become semi-dependent for 6 weeks, unable to drive and conducted tasks of daily living.

The Giddins guard technology was designed by an Orthopaedic surgeon in a bid to reduce the incidences of wrist fractures amongst snowboarders.

this image shows the logo for Giddins guard, a protective clothing technology manufacturer


This technology has been incorporated into everyday leather gloves for the every day consumer and priced at £35, I personally feel they are a good investment for an older person especially in the colder, wetter months when the risk of falling are greater.

If you would like to buy a pair of Giddins Guard gloves for yourself or someone else you can use this link here to visit their website.



Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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