Why aching joints of fingers, hands and wrists, and how to treat them
Everyone experienced minor problems with fingers , brushes or wrists. Most of the time of movement of our body does not cause problems, but it is not surprising that the symptoms arise from daily wear and erasure or overexertion. Problems with fingers, wrists or wrists can also be caused by trauma or the natural aging process.
- Work on the posture and mechanics of the body
You can experience burning, stretching, pain, heaviness, numbness, heat or cold in your fingers, hands or wrists. Also, you may not be able to move them as usual or they swell. It is possible to change the color of the brushes to red, pale or blue. Bumps on the wrists, palms or fingers may appear. Treatment at home is often the most necessary to get rid of the symptoms.
Problems with fingers, wrists, or wrists can be caused by injuries. If you think that your problem was caused by a trauma, you should immediately call your doctor. But there are many other causes of problems with the fingers, hands and wrists.
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- overstrain problems The carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the nerve( median nerve) in the wrist. Syndromes include tingling, numbness and weakness. You can also have a pain in your fingers and brush.
- Pain in ligaments is a symptom of tendonitis, very small ruptures( micro-ruptures) in the tissue in or around the ligament. In addition to pain and sensitivity, common symptoms of ligament injury include decreased mobility and strength in the affected area.
- De Carven's disease can affect the wrist and wrist when the ligament and covering of the ligament of the wrist from the side of the thumb swell and become inflamed.
- The repetitive motion syndrome is a term for describing symptoms such as pain, swelling, or sensation that arise from the repetition of the same movement.
- Writing cramps develops from repetition of movements with a wrist or finger, for example, from writing or typing.
- The snapping finger syndrome is a problem with a bunch.
Problems with bones, muscles and joints
- Dupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of the tissue under the skin of the palm or hand and sometimes the sole of the foot. Thickened skin and ligament( palmar fascia) may eventually restrict movement or prevent flexion of the bent fingers.
- The snapping finger syndrome occurs when the tendon of the flexor and its shell thickens or swells.
- Ganglion cysts are small capsules( cysts) filled with a transparent, thick liquid that often appear on the wrists and wrists, but can also appear on the feet, ankles, knees or shoulders.
Problems caused by diseases
- Tingling or pain in the fingers or hands( especially in the left hand) can be a sign of a heart attack.
- Diabetes can change the tactile sensations of the brushes. Hypersensitivity of the hands is a common symptom due to increased blood flow to the hands or damage to the nerves of the hand.
- Pregnancy can cause redness, itching, swelling, numbness or swelling, which often occurs after childbirth.
- Osteoarthritis is a progressive destruction of the tissue that protects the joints( ligaments).It can cause immobility and pain while moving.
- Rheumatoid arthritis can cause immobility and pain while moving. After a while, deformity of the fingers may develop.
- Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks normal body tissues, as if they are foreign substances. This disease can cause joint pain.
- Gout is an inflammatory joint disease that causes severe pain and swelling. It is a form of arthritis that develops when uric acid crystals accumulate in and around the joints, often hitting the joint of the big toe.
- The phenomenon of Raynaud is a disease in which certain parts of the body, usually the fingers or toes, have increased sensitivity to cold or emotional stress. During Reynaud's attack, the blood vessels of the damaged part of the body narrow, severely limiting the flow of blood to the skin, causing numbness, tingling, swelling, pain, and pale skin color.
- Infection can cause pain, redness, and swelling that appears with heat, fever, or purulent discharge. Infection often causes sensitivity to touch or pain when moving.
Treatment of joints at home
Treatment at home can be the only thing necessary for problems with fingers, hands or wrists.
- Remove all rings, bracelets, watches and other jewelry from your fingers, wrists or hands as soon as you notice swelling. After strengthening the swelling, this will make it more difficult.
- For pain and swelling, use ice, compresses and keep your arm at rest.
- If your hands are sensitive to cold, avoid and protect your hands from cold.
- Do not sleep on your hands, it can weaken the flow of blood to your fingers.
- Treat blisters on fingers or hands.
- Stop, change activity or take a break.
Drugs that you can buy without a prescription
Try using over-the-counter medications to get rid of pain:
- Acetaminophen, for example, tilenol
- Ibuprofen, for example, advil or mothrin
- Naproxen, for example, aliv or aspirin
- Aspirin, which alsois a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, for example, a baer or bufferin
Talk with your doctor before you change the drugs acetaminophen and ibuprofen. When you change drugs, it is likely that the dose will be too high.
Follow these recommendations when using a non-prescription drug:
- Read carefully and follow all instructions on the preparation package.
- Do not take more than the recommended dose.
- Do not take the drug if in the past it caused you an allergic reaction.
- If you were told to avoid this medication, contact your doctor before starting the medication.
- If you are pregnant, do not take any medications other than acetaminophen, without consulting a doctor.
- Do not give aspirin to people younger than 20 years old without a doctor's recommendation.
Symptoms to take note of when treating at home
Contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms in your home treatment:
- There is pain or swelling.
- Numbness, tingling, the skin becomes pale or cold.
- Symptoms do not go away, despite the treatment.
- Symptoms become stronger or appear more often.
Prevention of finger, hand and wrist pain
The following recommendations can help prevent problems with fingers, hands and wrists.
- Perform exercises that will strengthen the muscles of the hands and hands.
- Stop doing, change or take a break from the activity that causes the symptoms.
- Reduce the speed and strength of repetitive motions in activities such as hammering, typing, knitting, sewing, sweeping, raking, sports with rackets or rowing.
- Change the position when holding items in your hand, such as a book, cards.
- Use the entire brush to hold the object. Grabbing an object with just a thumb and forefinger, you can strain your wrist.
- When you work with instruments that vibrate, use special gloves that support the wrist and contain a material that absorbs vibration.
- Wear protective clothing when playing sports.
Protect your hands from cold
- Wear gloves at any time of the year when it's cool outside.
- Use an insulating coating when you drink from a cold glass.
- Avoid caffeine( coffee, soda, tea, chocolate) and tobacco products. Nicotine and caffeine cause narrowing of the blood vessels, which reduces blood flow to the hands.
- Eat hot food before going out. Taking food raises body temperature and helps to keep heat.
Work on the posture and mechanics of the body
- Organize your work so that you can sometimes change the position of the body, maintaining the correct position of the spine.
- Organize your workplace so that you do not have to turn around very much.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed when your arms are located on the sides of your body.
- When you use the keyboard, keep your forearms parallel to the floor or slightly lower and keep your fingers below your wrist. Let your hands move freely. Do frequent breaks to stretch your fingers, wrists, wrists, shoulders and neck. If you use a wrist pillow during printing breaks, it's best to use support for your fingers or palm, not your wrists.
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Tell me, please, if periodically ill on the inside of the palm
Reason for looking in the form of a pathogen, may be cheating is wrong and there is a beginning of arthritis.
Oh, my God! What a point! What are you reading, dear?
where you have pains are the muscles and tendons of the palm. They can get sick because of a trauma or load which is unusual. Think about whether this place was bumped or buckets might be heavy)
buy yourself a naize-gel and anoint it, will pass))
The brush and palm hurts! !!!Help, die. ..
Go to the doctor, he will diagnose, prescribe a treatment. You yourself say that without hands without hands, do not pull anything without life, suddenly something serious. Do not self-medicate.
Get rid of them
Give a rest to your hand. If, of course, the pain after the guitar.
If not - to the surgeon.
aching left palm to what it is
Alexandra, the question is very blurred, the reasons are many, the main ones:
1) Malfunctions with the spine( eg, osteochondrosis)
2) Injuries of the palm in the past, as a result, problems with joints.
3) Vascular disorders( see if the hand is getting cold)
4) Constant loading can lead to pinching of the nerve in the wrist
5) Long work at the computer and repetitive movements with the hands
Regarding the treatment, I will not say anything new:therapist, and he, having looked, will direct to the neurologist or other doctors.
From myself advice. My mother had a similar situation, for a long time could not figure out what was happening, it turned out that after 2 months as she pinched her hand and started, prescribed vitamins B, nicotinic acid, Nikoflex ointment. So do not pull it, show yourself.