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   Posted 3/8/2010 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone. I have been using the arthritis center in town here with a nicely heated pool. I have been getting my body used to the form of exercise slowly without exhausting myself too too much..It's been great. The pool is warmer than most, but I do still find myself cold on about 50% of the days. That's 'cause of the raynaud's in my hands and feet and when they get cold, I am cold all over fairly fast in the pool. This post is because I'm planning (or rather would like to down the road) on attending community water aerobics classes. I hope that I can do them energy wise, but we'll see. I'm concerned though on staying warm, and so I'm posing a question wondering if anyone's come across something to wear for hands/and or feet in the pool to protect them a bit. I know it might look kinda silly to people who don't understand, but I don't want to limit myself from the activity, just cause I need to keep 'em warm, ya know? So if anyone's got a suggestion, please feel free.

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   Posted 3/8/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I know they make footwear for the pool, no idea on handwear tho. Some of the footwear looks like socks some like shoes but all are intended to protect your feet from fungus and such as well as providing extra traction on wet surfaces. I have no idea where to look to buy such items.
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   Posted 3/8/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
There are neoprene gloves available at dive shops that would probably work.
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