Billy Haynes is a content writer and founder of HD Writing Co. He has an interest in many things and experience in writing about even more.
Do you suffer from wrist pain or hand pains? You are not alone. People do not realize how much movement their hands, fingers, and wrist go through each and every day. Just about everything we do that consists of us having to use our hands involve our fingers and wrist.
Not many of us realize just how many different nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and small bones are in our hands. In addition, many are not aware of how they all work together when performing any type of task involving the hands and wrists. All of these different things are working together to help the hands stay healthy.
There does not seem to be a way around the many things we use our hands, wrist, and fingers for throughout our daily lives. This puts a lot of wear and tear on them. Sometimes just holding a pencil to write or just putting a key into the lock to unlock your door can cause horrendous pain.
There are various things that can cause wrist pains, hand pain, even pain in the fingers. Some of the more common things include:
- Falls or Accidents which cause our wrist or fingers to get Sprained/ Fractured,
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wear and tear from the natural aging process
If you do not have wrist pain or hand pain yet, then now is the time to begin thinking about the future. Preventive measures can help keep your hands, fingers, and wrists healthier, longer. Below are a few suggestions:
- Include Calcium and Vitamin D in your diet to help prevent fractures, and help to build strong bones.
- When using tools, it is best to have large handles, even the pens and pencils you use should be larger (bigger around) so that your hands and fingers do not have to works so hard, thus, taking more pressure off the wrist.
- Take regular breaks to let the muscles rest, especially if you happen to be at a keyboard doing a bunch of typing.
- Switch up often when doing something with your hands, take turns between using each hand to do things, if possible.
- Throughout the day take time to do a few finger exercises to help keep the natural flexibility in them.
- Improving your posture.
- Protect your hands, fingers, and wrists when at all possible.
Minor sprains and strains can usually be treated with the RICE method - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Of course, there are over-the-counter pain killers, such as Tylenol. But remember, if you have pain and swelling that last more than a few days, or becomes worse, you certainly should see a doctor.
When To Seek Medical Attention:
- If you suspect that you have a fracture you should seek medical attention immediately.
- Should you fall or have another type of accident that causes rapid swelling and is painful when you move it, you should seek medical attention immediately.
- If you are hurt and the area feels hot and inflamed you should seek medical attention immediately.
Question for Readers:
- What are some preventive measures you have found to work with wrist pain and hand pain?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Billy Haynes