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10 natural remedies for wrist and hand pain

Think of all the things your hands do in a single day. They have served you faithfully since the day you were born and are often neglected and overworked.

Maybe you work on a computer all day or carry out excessive use of hand tools on a day-to-day basis. Repetitive movements like this can cause inflammation, pain, and nerve damage which can be detected by a scan. MRI for hand will enable the doctors to take a look at the causes, the symptoms, and most importantly, the remedies you can try at home.


There are many types of arthritis, and many of them cause swelling and pain in the hands, fingers, and wrists.


Arthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints and tissues, but you can do some natural things to minimize its symptoms. Did you know that there are more than 100 different types of inflammatory conditions?

Those that most commonly affect the hands include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, juvenile arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.


A median nerve controls movement and sensation in the wrist, thumb, and first three fingers. The median nerves run from the forearms, wrists, and hands through the carpal tunnels. A network of tendons shares the carpal tunnels and allows your hands to move.

Repetitive movements of the hand and wrist can cause the carpal tunnels to swell and pinch the median nerves. You will usually experience numbness, weakness, tingling, or pain in your wrist and hand when the median is pinched. Medical specialists call this condition carpal tunnel syndrome.

Statistics from a study say that up to 10 million Americans are affected by carpal tunnel syndrome each year. If you are a woman, you are more likely to develop this condition than a man. Carpal tunnel syndrome also tends to affect more middle-aged and older people than younger people.

If you work in a technical field, in a factory, are a musician, or have any other job that requires repetitive movements of the hand and wrist, you are more likely to be bothered by this painful condition. However, carpal tunnel syndrome has common symptoms of other joint and nerve disorders, so it should be diagnosed by a specialist.

Fortunately, carpal tunnel syndrome can be easily treated, often with natural remedies.


These remedies are easy to practice and you can do them in your home, office, or anywhere you like. Most of them can be done in a sequence throughout the day. Here are ten remedies for sore hands that you should consider.


One of the main reasons you may have wrist and hand pain is that your hands are tired. When you have a job that keeps your hands in constant motion, they are bound to react with pain and exhaustion. How can you be kind to your hands and wrists and give them a break?

Have you ever noticed tingling, numbness, or pain in your hands, wrists, or fingers? Practice resting and stretching your hands for a few minutes for every hour you work. You can also give your hands a break by wearing ergonomic equipment, especially if your job involves repetitive hand movements, such as typing.


If chronic hand and wrist pain bother you, you may need some support. When your hands, wrists, and fingers perform repetitive movements for hours at a time, the constant flexing of the wrist inflames the carpal tunnels. His tight nerves can even bother him at night and disrupt his sleep.

Consider wearing a brace during the day and when you are working. You can find these devices at most drugstores and department stores, and they’re not that expensive. They fit your wrists and hands snugly and hold them in a comfortable neutral position, allowing the nerves in your hands to rest and heal.


Have you discovered how stretching exercises like Pilates and yoga tone your muscles and every tension and pain in your body? The same principle can be applied to your hands, wrists, and fingers. Just a few simple hand exercises each day can relax tight muscles and joints to relieve hand pain.

Take a few minutes every day to gently curl your wrists up and down, allowing your fingertips to point toward the ceiling and then toward the floor. Now gently move your wrists in a circular motion several times to the right and then to the left. The last step is to spread your fingers as wide as possible and then close them into a fist at least ten times.


Do you often wake up with numbness or a tingling sensation or bothersome pain in your wrist and hand? You may be sleeping in an awkward position and not even realize it. This is especially true if you sleep on your stomach.

You may often lie on your hands and twist your wrists into painful positions while sleeping at night, which puts pressure on the median nerves. Try sleeping on your side or back, or find a way to lie down comfortably without pinching your hands and wrists. Changing your sleeping position can ease morning hand pain.


Whenever you have a strain, sprain, or other body aches, you’ll often find blessed relief with heat or cold treatment. When it comes to carpal tunnel pain or arthritis in your hands and wrists, alternating between the two can help. Each treatment has different effects, so what may be good for you today may not be good for you tomorrow.

A covered ice pack placed on your forearms for 10 to 15 minutes at a time can help reduce swelling and severe pain in your hands and wrists. If your hands, fingers and wrists feel stiff and sore, heat may be the answer. Use what is best for you.


There’s nothing like a relaxing massage to relax muscles, ease tension and relieve pain. The good news is that it can offer the same benefits to your hands and wrists. You can massage your own hands or have your partner do it for you, which is a plus.

Hold your left hand with your right hand and gently massage the center of the hand, wipe towards the fingers. Gently rub on both sides of the doll, as well as the front and back. Once you’ve relieved the tension in your left hand, switch to your right hand and repeat these steps.


B vitamins are an essential part of your energy and well-being. Vitamin B6 is especially necessary for brain health, metabolizes proteins and regulates hormones. Preliminary studies suggest that B6 may help hand and wrist pain due to its pain-reducing properties.

You can find vitamin B6 supplements at the drug store, but most people get enough from a healthy diet. Too much B6 can be toxic to your body, so try to get what you need from food. Spinach, bananas, and some fish are rich sources of B6 and other essential nutrients.


The Greek philosopher Epicurus believed that we are what we eat, and modern research agrees. Did you know that a diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fat can cause inflammation throughout your body? Poor eating habits can exacerbate wrist and hand pain caused by overuse and inflammation.

Do your body a favor and cut out junk food as much as you can and replace it with healthy whole foods. Include anti-inflammatory foods in your diets, such as fatty fish, berries, green leafy vegetables, nuts, and refreshing water. Not only will you notice less pain in your hands and wrists, but you’ll also be able to lose weight and feel better.


Until modern times, people could not go to a medical specialist for every pain and illness. Instead, their ancestors relied on Mother Nature’s bounty of herbs for their medicines and home remedies. While some of these remedies have been shown to be ineffective or even harmful, many herbal remedies are backed by scientific research.

If chronic wrist and hand pain bother you, consider herbs with strong anti-inflammatory properties, such as turmeric, white willow bark, or devil’s claw. Drink a cup of hot green tea every day to help reduce inflammation. Before taking these or any other herbal supplements, talk to your GP.


For centuries, ancient Chinese physicians recommended acupuncture for inflammation, pain, and many disorders. According to acupuncture concepts, your entire body is mapped onto lines called meridians that correspond to nerves and energy flow. The small needle points can stimulate the blocked meridians and restore the vitality of the body.


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I’m Rosie Emery and welcome to my blog. After being unemployed for a while after losing my job because the company went bust, I focus my attention on building a new business for myself which is now become rather successful. In this blog I'll be talking about business along with other aspects of life and solving life's problems that I seem to have become so knowledgeable in through my own difficult circumstances. I hope you are able to gain a lot from my posts.

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