- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Home Remedies for Wrist and Hand Pain
People do not realize how much movement their hands, fingers, and wrist go through each and every day. Just about everything we do that consists of us having to use our hands involve our fingers and wrist.
And not many of us realize just how many different nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and small bones are in our hands. Nor or they aware of how they all work together when performing any task. All of these different things are working together to help the hands stay healthy
There doesn’t seem to be a way around the many things we use our hands, wrist, and fingers, everyday day of our lives, this puts a lot of wear and tear on them. Sometimes just holding a pencil to write or just putting a key into the lock to unlock your door can cause horrendous pain.
The cause of pain in our hands, fingers, and/or wrist can come from a number of different things; some of them are lists below:
- Falls/ Accidents may cause our wrist or fingers to get Sprained/ Fractured,
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wear and tear from the natural aging process
Preventive measures can help keep your hands, fingers, and wrist healthier longer. Below are a few suggestions:
- Include Calcium and Vitamin D in your diet to help prevent fractures, and help to build strong bones
- When using tools it is best to have large handles, even the pens and pencils you should be larger (bigger around) so that your hands and fingers do not have to works so hard, thus, taking more pressure of the wrist
- Take regular breaks to let the muscles rest, especially if you happen to be at a keyboard a lot
- Switch up often when doing something with your hands, take turns using different hands to do things if possible
- Throughout the day take time and do a few finger exercises to help keep the natural flexibility in them
- Improving your posture
- Protect your hands, fingers, and wrist when at all possible
Minor sprains/strains can usually be treated with Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevation, and Tylenol. But remember, if you have pain and swelling that last more than a few days, or becomes worse, you certainly should see a doctor.
You should seek medical attention for the following as well:
- If you suspect that you have a fracture you should seek medical attention immediately.
- Should you fall or have another type of accident that causes rapid selling and is painful when you move it, you should seek medical attention immediately.
- If you are hurt and the area feels hot and inflamed you should seek medical attention immediately.
Question for Readers:
- What are some preventive measures you have found to work with wrist and hand pain?