Hand pain is caused due to various reasons. Excessive pressure on the wrist and arms continuously, over work load or strenuous activity can cause mild to severe hand pain. There are other underlying health problems or diseases that cause hand pain. Osteoarthritis is one of the major underlying causes that leads to the pain in and around the wrist and arms. Hand pain is closely associated or itself is otherwise termed as carpel tunnel syndrome where in the mobility of the hand is greatly reduced.
Due to lack of activity or over use of the joints, carpel tunnel is caused. Mild cases can be cured easily in less time with simple home remedies without medication. Strong acute or chronic cases can be cured with proper exercise and use of hand braces. Over activity should be reduced to prevent stiffness and rigidity. Natural home remedies are better than medication and are most effective in reducing the pain in a long run. Medications do not give promising results and may carry side effects.
Various Cures For Hand Pain
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine used traditionally in many regions. The treatment is used for various ailments since ages and is proven to be effective. The theory is based on the fact that pain is basically caused due to blocked energy centers in the body.
When needles are used to prick the pressure points also called meridians, the energy blockage is eliminated and circulation is improved causing free flow of energy and blood. Nervous system is brought in to action to perform this function. Natural pain relieving chemicals are stimulated at the site and their production is enhanced thus reducing hand pain.
Vitamins are valuable nutrients that should be included in a daily diet to cover all the nutritional aspects. Daily minimal recommended dosages must be taken regularly to prevent any kind of health problems. Vitamins like B6, B12 and C are very important in maintaining the health of the joints.
Research indicates that lower levels of all the vitamins mentioned above leads to carpal tunnel syndrome associated with severe hand pain and stiffness caused due to lack of flexibility and mobility. Hence, vitamins are required for general health and to treat hand pain.
Compress can provide great relief to joints in the body when pain is encountered. Both cold and hot compress are suggested for general pains in the body. However cold compress is more preferred for hand pain around the wrist.
Cold compress in the form of ice pack can be applied regularly through the day which stimulates circulation and promotes flexibility by reducing the stiffness. Hot compress can also be used instead of cold compress. The warm compress stimulates blood circulation, relaxes the muscles and reduces stiffness thus effectively reduces pain in the hand.
Cinnamon is an antioxidant. When both honey and cinnamon are combined they help in relaxing and reducing the stiffness in the muscles.
Arnica is used in homeopathic treatment. Arnica is found to be effective in treating various health problems. Arnica can be taken in the form of supplements or in the form of ointment that acts as a natural pain reliever.
Research suggests that pain is reduced within two weeks of consumption. Though some research is still required to back up the fact that arnica is effective in complete treatment of hand pain.
Garlic has anti inflammatory property and reduces inflammation associated with pain and swelling. Garlic contains allicin that prevents infections and has great medicinal value.
This enzyme is known to reduce swelling caused due to the pain and is also known to reduce inflammation. Though it is slow in its action, it takes weeks to see the visible results.
Make a paste of turmeric with water and apply it smoothly on the hand affected with pain. Wash off with warm water. Pain and inflammation are greatly alleviated with this procedure. The pain in the hand is visibly reduced in days.
Exercise is extremely crucial to prevent hand pain or carpal tunnel syndrome. Aerobic exercises, light weight training, physiotherapy have to be followed religiously. Exercises like wrist circles, thumb stretch, five finger stretch, thumb finger squeeze, palm wrist circles are various kinds that help improve circulation and enhance flexibility.
Exercises reduce rigidity and enhance motor skills. Pain and discomfort in the joints are greatly reduced with exercise. Exercise makes the body more active and prevents injury and damage.
Castor oil has great healing properties and medicinal value. It is one of the best remedies for hand pain and pain associated with arthritis in the hand. Castor oil should be warmed and massaged gently on to the hand.
Pain is gradually reduced due to its analgesic activity. The anti inflammatory property of castor oil reduces inflammation associated with pain.
This herb reduces pain and inflammation that is usually accompanied with pain. Herbal teas or warm infusions are consumed regularly for beneficial results.
A hand brace should be worn until the pain subsides. A hand brace holds the hand in place and restricts unwanted movement eventually reducing the pain associated with stiffness.
Otherwise it may worsen the condition. Different hand braces are available that suit the severity of the condition. However medical supervision is advised on the kind of brace used. Wearing a hand brace regularly helps as it provides ample rest to the hand.
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