I made sure my hand fit within the area on the back of thee box, so I knew I was getting the correct size. I found that if your hands are very painful, it was difficult to get the gloves on. The strap at the wrist is a great wrist support and my wrists felt much better. They were comfortable and I was able to do my knitting. It didn't take much more than an hour or two, when my fingers were hurting. I took them off and I had marks on my fingers from the finger hole being too small. I would say get a lighter compression or a larger size if you have a small hand. The finger holes are way too small on these. I wear them for a short time and take them off, then I have no problems. I think it is a very good product, it just needs large finger holes.