Everyone must have experienced some kind of hand joint pain during some part of his life. Hands being the most repeatedly used part of human body are more prone to harmful effects of wear and tear.
During hand joint pain caused by some disease or normal aging process your hand loses its normal appearance, becomes red, hot and painful upon touching. Swelling maybe seen and all the movements become very painful.
Causes of hand joint pain.
Following are the basic causes of hand joint pain:
Repetitive motion syndrome: If you use your hand and fingers repeatedly, like draining water out of clothes, the characteristic signs develop such as pain, tenderness and difficult movements.
Carpel tunnel syndrome: This is due to the compression of “median nerve” in the wrist causing tingling, tenderness and pain in joint. Carpel tunnel syndrome usually develops due to excessive fluid accumulation.
Diabetes: Diabetes causes decreased blood supply to the extremities of human body. The joints become very painful and swollen.
Osteoarthritis: In osteoarthritis the cartilage, the cushions the movement between too bones and reduces friction, is obliterated. During movement the bones rub against each other and cause pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis: It develops due to excessive deposit of uric acid crystals in soft tissues and joint. The joints become very painful and swollen.
Lupus erythematosus: It is an auto-immune disorder. Antibodies are developed against the tissues of human body, especially joint. The joint start to degrade and become painful.
Pregnancy: Pregnancy is also followed by redness, tingling sensations and hand joint pain.
The treatment of hand joint pain includes:
- Anti-inflammatory medicines: If the hand joint pain is secondary to some inflammatory response like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis then usually anti-inflammatory medicines are suggested.
- Immobilization of hand: The pain is usually worsened by repeated and excessive usage of hand. If hand is immobilized by the use of bandages then it promotes the normal healing process and prevents the further damage of joint.
- Applying pressure to painful areas: Usage of elastic bandages that could cause pressure over the painful area usually relieves the hand joint pain.
- Replacement surgery: If the pain is not relieved by any conventional method then joint replacement surgery is done.
You may be asking, is there any natural remedy for relieving joint pain. The answer for this question is YES.
I have done some research that, apparently people talks about a natural product – Xocai. It is a dark healthy chocolate claims that by consuming every day can literally help to relief arching joints. I personally have not tried this product but people claims to be effective for them.
Another natural products that can help to relief joint pain is RTPR – Real Time Pain Relief. Basically it is is a topical homeopathic lotion. I first tried this product six months ago to relief my right hand wrist joint pain.
To be honest to you, this product does really help me relieve my wrist pain once I applied it on my wrist. Compared to other similar products, my recommendation is RTPR.
According to the manufacturer , it contains more than twelve natural ingredients and have a wonderful aroma.
No matter how you are going to treat your joint pain problem, always ask for second option or check if there are any safer ways to solve your problem. Home remedies, however, are the most safest method because most likely there are natural.
There are about many methods that you can do it at home.
Warm water – With running hot water on the affected area as long as you can stand the temperature of the water for several minutes. After that immediately apply cold water was ice pack on the area. By doing so can relatively help to joint pain treatment.
Lemon and Carrot – You can get some lemon and carrot and mix them together. Apply it on the joint pain area.
Olive oil – Perhaps not everyone knows that olive oil can help to alleviate joint pain. What you can do is, simply rub and massage on the affected area. This is one of the most cost effectively way to relief joint pain.
Please stay tuned till next week, I will talk for more about home remedies of relieving join pain.