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I just got ones that had good review on amazon. Here’s the link:
IMAK Compression Arthritis... [link]
Maybe the size of the ones you got wasn’t right? This one has a way you can measure your hands and chose the right size. Because I’m sure the wrong size would not be helpful at all.
Hope this helps!
For anyone also looking for an answer to this... I wound up buying these:
And they've been a great help. They don't offer the wrist stabilization that I was looking for but there are other products out there that may fix that.
I agree with everybody telling you to go to the doctor, but in the short term, compression gloves have given me some relief from my arthritic symptoms. I use these. And, bonus you get to wear "cool" fingerless gloves!
Try compression gloves. They are flexible and cheap.
This is an example of one.. Occasionally just wearing a generic wrist brace can be helpful as well.
Also, just as a thought, maybe pads aren't the best input device for you. My hands hate controllers these days, possibly because of computer work for my job.