Thumb protection via new mitts?

navrig Posts: 1,352
edited April 2011 in Road buying advice
I came off my bike in January and broke my thumb so had a 7 week lay off.

Now back in the saddle and getting back to some semblance of fitness. 70 miles over the weekend (30+40) have left me with a stiff thumb, basically in the joint behind the flesh pad at the base of the thumb.

I know the break did not go into the joint and I have been told that I should expect to have any athritic side affects so it looks to me as though this stiffness has been caused by fibration coming up through the frame.

Any suggestions for a pair of mitts which have good padding and vibration protection (presumably gel).