I developed severe carpal issues in both hands in the final months of my last pregnancy. I still have issues 10 months out. To the point I can't grip things tightly.
So...I bought one of these on a fluke. It works. I paid $10-11 for it or so, on sale.
Anyhow, I can actually grip hot items with my useless claws when I am having issues. And I have flexibility. If you have carpal or arthritis in the hands, consider this. It isn't the lightest, but it WORKS.