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Hand Pain: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Hand pain may also be referred as hand spasm, wirter's cramp.

How is the treatment done?

Many a times we may experience a certain amount of agony in our hand, wrists, fingers etc. this pain might be caused because of any injury or bone defect. Hand pain may also be caused because of the natural process of aging too. Often people face problems in doing day to day work; if you have hand pain then it also may be a sign of arthritis. Every machine has a form of depreciation and even humans do. Hand pain may be also caused because of overload of work. When it comes to hand pain, your fingers, hands and wrists may burn, sting or may feel tired. Hand pain causes a lot of trouble for working members and they require continuous period rests and exercises. The hand pain will fade away with incremental time but until then you need to keep up with the medications. During hand pain the joints of the fingers are easily affected and they restrict you to carry out even of the simplest of activities. If the problem of hand pain is left untreated for a long period of time then it might lead the affected area to look swollen, pale and also leaves a tint of redness on the skin.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

When you are experiencing hand pain and symptoms such as pain in joints of the fingers, swollen hands, hands appearing to be pale and red, you need to consult a medical expert as soon as possible. Usually joint pain is associated with aged people but young individuals may also experience them due to some harsh injury, overwork etc. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) helps to cure the pain. Patients are advised not to do overwork or heavy activities but they are also advised to do some exercises and stretches as advised by the doctor. Hand pain may result in deformed shape of the fingers and splinting helps them to revive to it’s original state. Licensed medical practitioners will help you out with routine physiotherapies to ease your way through the pain.

Are there any side effects?

Doctors often use certain medicines and drugs in order to cure hand pain. People who have heart diseases and high blood pressure are advised not to use heavy drugs as they might trigger a cardiac arrest. An alternative source for this treatment involves ayurvedic medicines, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Overuse of pain killers hoping to cure the hand pain at a fast rate is a bad choice as it leads to hart diseases, weakness of the body and a lethargic feeling of the body. Aged people who have diabetes require a specific dose of medication other than the straightforward pain killers. However, while consuming painkillers, everyone is advised to consume an antacid as well.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Hand pain comes along with common side effects such as pain in joints of fingers and wrists, redness and swelling and difficulty to carry out day to day activities. With the course of the treatment there are some side effects as well. Besides physiotherapy and exercises, patients are often medicated with pain killers and pain killers are useful but with improper and overuse of the dosage, there might be various side effects. With the overuse of the pain killers, patients might have side effects such as nausea, rashes, and liver damage (when the drug is overused). Doctors prescribe an antacid along with the painkillers as painkillers often cause side effects of stomach upset as well.

How long does it take to recover?

Hand pain treatment goes a long way in order to cure the pain. However, along with the ongoing treatment patients are advised to follow some guidelines. You are advised not to do overwork with the affected area and carry out regular small exercises such as making slow fists etc. You are also advised to carry out physiotherapies at regular periods of time in order to ease the pain. Medications are to be taken as prescribed by the doctor and not to overuse them as over usage of the dosage leads to various heart diseases and liver problems. You are also to update your dosages with your medical expert and also apply heat and cold pressures on the affected regions.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Usually hand pain treatment goes a long way in order to be cured. With regular medications at regular periods of time can help you to recover in one month whereas for chronic hand pain caused due to any harsh injury or for the case of aged people it may take years to recover. Hand pains are fluctuating in nature. The hand pain might arrive when overwork or an injury takes place during the course of treatment. Some might experience that the hand pain has stopped after one to two months and then abruptly start again. For aged people due to immune deficiency and other problems like heart diseases, liver issues may take years to recover from the pain. However, these pains are abrupt and might occur and go away depending on the condition of the patient

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Hand pain treatment often requires surgeries along with long term medications and physiotherapies. The cost of treatment is pocket friendly. In case of surgeries, depending on the condition of the patient, surgeries range from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000. There is also a need for continuous medications which cost monthly between Rs. 500 to 1500 and the physiotherapy session charges depend from doctor to doctor which usually range between Rs. 1500 to Rs. 3500. There might be some additional equipment which needs to be bought by the patients such as splinters, acupuncture machines, compression gloves. The cost of the equipment depends on the quality and branding of the product which might range between Rs. 1000 and Rs. 5000.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Hand pain requires continuous and periodic treatment in order to cure the pain. These pains are abrupt in nature and can arrive suddenly when you have an injury or overwork. For aged people, due to the deficiency of proper immune system, it requires a long time to heal. With proper medications and exercises, the pain eases but you need to maintain yourself as well. The results of the treatment are sporadic and can be chronic again when additional damage occurs on the affected area. The treatment of hand pain requires a long procurement period so you need to be patient with the outcomes of the treatment.

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