This is becoming a bigger chore than it should be (lol). I have to wear gloves because my hands are so red and cracked to begin with. But it seems like I have weakness (besides being sore) that makes it hard to grab and hold onto the dishes. The weakness and pain is in the pad at the bottom of the thumb joint. It hurts to press there and if I am trying to wash anything heavy like a pan my wrists just bend. Of course my husband loves to cook but like all great chefs doesn't clean up after himself - that is apparently for the kitchen staff - me I'm wondering if there are any plactic braces or something to wear while I'm washing the dishes. Or any other suggestions that I'm probably not thinking of. Thanks.