As we age, many times we feel tenderness in our hands, wrists, and fingers. What is happening? Oftentimes this is a sign of arthritis and you will need to get medical attention. However, how do you alleviate the pain? What are signs something is wrong, and it is not just a bruise or temporary soreness?
Symptoms of Arthritis Pain
- Pain in some or all your joints, fingers, and wrists
- Growing bony knots on your fingers or joints
- Numbness in fingers
- Swollen, red or hot joints
- Fingers begin to look like swollen sausages
- Difficulty doing everyday tasks like opening a jar or gripping a can
The above signs are symptoms to a bigger problem with your aching hands and that you might have the beginning stages of arthritis. How can you move forward and do your normal daily tasks? If you are having pain it is time to explore options to alleviate the pain.
Methods to Alleviate Arthritis Pain
There is no one way to deal with pain in your fingers, hands, and wrists, but you can try several things that will help and see what works the best for you. As always, the best medicine is to stay active as long as you can to keep your body running like a smooth machine. This is not always an easy task, but one that is forever rewarding.
- Shoulder lifts, stretching your fingers, and rotating your wrists can be a big factor in alleviating arthritic pain.
- Rotating your thumbs in a circular motion is also beneficial as will making a fist and stretching your hand a few times each day.
- Keep a rigorous activity in your life. Exercising benefits your overall health everyday. Typically those with arthritis seem to have less pain with overall activity in their daily routine
- Alternative methods of pain relief like LaserTouchOne
Recently, a customer in her middle 40s stopped by the store and stated her fingers were just sore. She mentioned that it was not all the time, and she thought she was too young to develop arthritis. However, I told her we had the LaserTouchOne to help alleviate pain, and it would be great for her fingers. She was skeptical that a device would actually make her fingers feel better. I told her to just try it for a few days at home. She finally decided okay. She took the LaserTouchOne home and was very surprised how well it helped. She came back and bought one, and it has really alleviated her finger pain. Not only has the pain subsided, but now she is more active and can do more knitting because her hands don’t hurt.
Stop by New Visions in Coldwater to try the LaserTouchOne for any of your pain issues.
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