Weird glove question?

  1. Hello all -

    I was wondering if anyone runs into the same problem that I do. My hands are extremely small with short fingers and often when I put on the size Small gloves there is an "air gap" between where my fingers end and the glove ends. It makes it difficult to correctly feel things sometimes, particularly when I am starting an IV. Does anyone else have this problem and how do you get around it? Extra-small and Medium gloves give me the same issue, and ES gloves are too small anyways.

    Somehow I was blessed with small hands and big feet (size 10 Women).
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    I always just pulled it tight on my fingertip and let the extra bunch up around the base of my finger.
  4. by   LovingLife123
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I always just pulled it tight on my fingertip and let the extra bunch up around the base of my finger.
    This. I have extremely tiny hands. Lol. And feet. I wear kids shoes.
  5. by   NurseCard
    LOL. I do the same thing, just pull them tight and make them fit.

    It's weird, I'm a VERY big, tall woman with size 11 feet, but
    I can actually get my hands into size small gloves, if that is
    all that is available. God didn't want women to have big
    hands for some reason.
  6. by   lindseylpn
    I have the same problem, I usually link my fingers together and try to push the gloves down as much as possible. I always have like a half an inch at the top on each finger that's just glove, it's so annoying. I've worked places that only stocked med and large gloves though so, I guess I'm thankful for my ill fitting smalls, lol.
  7. by   Davey Do
    I don't have anything to add to this discussion but...

    I love it when you ladies talk about the size of your hands and feet!

    Perhaps I should have merely thought this and not posted it?
    Last edit by Davey Do on Aug 14 : Reason: I changed the word "women" to the word "ladies" to show that I'm respectful.
  8. by   quiltynurse56
    I can't wear mediums but large ones do to me what the small ones due to you so I do the bunch up at the base of my fingers too. If my fingers weren't so fat, I could wear mediums.

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