Softflex Glove: New Glove Developed by Plastic Surgeon Could Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

CTD News 1996


Dr. Mark Eberbach, a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in treating hand nerve injuries in Tampa, Florida, has developed a glove to reduce the pressure on the median nerve which creates painful symptoms that plague keyboard and mouse users.

Each Softflex Computer Glove is designed with two soft foam cushions that run on each side of and parallel to the median nerve at the wrist. When a keyboard user’s wrists are at rest at the computer, the gloves absorb and divert the pressure so that the median nerve is not compressed.

According to Dr. Eberbach, his study of data entry personnel and medical transcribers, statistically proved the effectiveness of the Softflex Computer Glove. More than 75% of the symptomatic computer users in his study showed marked improvement after just six weeks of wearing the gloves and 25% were cured of their symptoms all together. According to Dr. Eberbach, the Softflex Computer Glove provides maximum comfort and ease of use without rigid braces, splints or cumbersome closures.

Presently, Softflex Computer Gloves are being used by many Fortune 500 corporations and hospitals. Some of these include Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Baxter Healthcare and State Farm Insurance.

Four Point Products, Dr. Eberbach’s company which manufactures and distributes Softflex Computer Gloves is presently negotiating with many retail chain stores to the make the gloves available to consumers nationwide.

Dear valued clients:

Our office is aware of the Covid 19 situation and is taking measures to keep our staff safe during these difficult times. For the immediate future, we will not be meeting in person with any of our clients. However, all of our clients can reach us by telephone, email at or by facsimile at 630-451-9477. Our office remains open and we will continue our work as usual. We feel this is best for everyone concerned.

If you have recently suffered an injury from a work related accident and would like to retain our services, the entire process can be done by telephone, electronic and/or regular mail. We have operators available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please feel free to contact us anytime at 312-661-0450 and speak with one of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. Once this is has passed, we will gladly meet with you in person to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.

Thank you for your patience and consideration. Be safe and stay healthy!


Donald Fohrman
Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd.