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Hand Surgery - Know In Depth Of Its Types!

Dr. Karn Kumar Maheshwari 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Hand Micro Surgery
Orthopedic Doctor, Ahmedabad
Hand Surgery - Know In Depth Of Its Types!

The human hand is unique in the animal kingdom. It is nimble, flexible and dexterous and that is why it can help us hold, grasp, touch or feel. The hands are an intricate system of small bones, tendons, muscles, nerves and veins. Two arteries- the radial and ulnar provide the hand with blood and three nerves- the medial, ulnar and carpal tunnel. The tendons attach the muscles to the bones and assure smooth and fluid motion of different parts of the hands and the wrist. But, if even one of the cogs of this machine is disrupted, the whole hand might become immobile.

What causes Hand Pain?
There could be several reasons that prompt hand pain. Chief among them are-
• Trauma- your hand could be injured in an accident or crushed by a machine or vehicle. You might also suffer the accidental amputation of a finger.
Birth defects: some people are born with hands that are malformed. There could be something wrong with the fingers, joints or nerves that could cause indescribable pain.
Arthritis: it is the most common reason that merits a hand surgery. Both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis can cause crippling pain that may be alleviated through surgery.
Infection: Infection often sets in at the site of an injury and does not allow it to heal because dirt, grime, and other foreign particles accumulate there.
• Fracture: sometimes even a simple fracture might require surgery to heal properly.

When does surgery become necessary?
Your doctor will try all other forms of treatment before opting for surgery. It’s only when medicines, chiropractic care, physiotherapy and acupuncture don’t work that you may have to undergo surgery. There could be other reasons too, for example, the work that you do is very much hand-oriented and you need them to be in peak working order to earn a living or because the pain and the other symptoms are severe.

What are the different kinds of Hand Surgery?
Depending on the kind of injury or ailment, your doctor may recommend-
• Tendon Repair:
Tendon repair surgeries are of three types of - primary (conducted within 24 hours of an injury), delayed primary (a few days after the injury) and secondary (at least 5 weeks after the accident). It is a complex surgery because tendons are not easy to repair because of their structure but if performed successfully they can restore your hand to its original form.
Joint Replacement: this surgery, also called arthroplasty, is the last resort in the treatment of arthritis. When the pain has become unmanageable and the hand has lost most of its mobility, this surgery is performed to remove the disease-riddled joint of the hand and replace it with a metal joint.
• Debridement: this surgery is necessary when pain is triggered by an infected wound. During debridement, the surgeon cleanses the site. This speeds up the development of healthy new tissues.
• Closed Reduction and Fixation: This kind of surgery can fix a fractured bone. The surgeon realigns the bone and immobilizes the region with wires and rods to expedite healing. They will be removed once your hand has healed.
• Nerve Repair Surgery: if an injury causes your hand to lose sensation or feeling, then your doctor will prescribe a nerve repair surgery.
After the surgery, you will need to strictly adhere to your doctor’s instructions on diet and physiotherapy to ensure that your hand heals the way it is supposed to.

 

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Common Hand Pain - How To Get Rid Of It?

Dr. Karn Kumar Maheshwari 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Hand Micro Surgery
Orthopedic Doctor, Ahmedabad
Common Hand Pain - How To Get Rid Of It?

The hand is one of the most commonly used parts of our body and is susceptible to damage, wear and tear as well as injury. Pain in the hand can be attributed to numerous causes, including damage and other conditions that can affect the joints, cartilage, nerves and other parts of the hand.

Causes:

De Quervain's tendinitis: This is also known as de Quervain's tendinosis. It causes pain on the thumb side of the wrist. The pain may grow slowly or suddenly. It can also spread to every part of the thumb and up the lower arm. On the off chance that you have de Quervain's tendinitis, you may experience pain while performing the following actions:

  • Clenching The fist
  • Handling on or holding objects
  • Turning the wrist

Treatment for this includes the following:

  • Wearing a prop to rest the thumb and wrist
  • Calming drugs
  • Cortisone infusions

Carpal tunnel disorder: This is common amongst the well-known nerve issues. It can cause pain in the following parts of the hand:

  • Palm and a few fingers
  • Wrist
  • Lower arm

The treatment methods include the following:

  • Resting the hand and wrist
  • Painkillers
  • Wrist support
  • Steroid infusions
  • Active recuperation
  • Breaks

Fracture: It's a crack or breaks in a bone that can cause immense pain in the hand. Other than this, the hand may also experience the following:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Loss of proper motion and movement

The kind of treatment depends on the kind of fracture. Braces are usually used for small fractures. Sticks, wires, or plates might be used to treat severe fractures. Likewise, surgery may also be recommended to set the broken bone properly.

Arthritis: This is a disease-causing joint inflammation and stiffness of the joints. It causes the joints to lose the ligament that permits them to move easily against each other. This tears the ligament, giving rise to crippling pain and swelling.

In the hand, the regions where this regularly happens are as follows:

  • Base of the thumb
  • Center joint of one or more fingers
  • End joint, which is nearest to the fingertip

The treatment depends on the seriousness of the injury and the following may be used:

  • Painkillers
  • Props for the fingers or wrist
  • Heat
  • Non-intrusive treatment

Trigger finger: Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, this defect causes the fingers or the thumb to bend. It can be difficult, particularly when bowing or fixing the influenced finger or thumb.

Knobs may form on the influenced ligaments. Also, the sheath itself may thicken. In the long run, the ligament may get to adhere when you attempt to fix a twisted finger or thumb.

Resting now and again while wearing support may help resolve the issue. Over-the-counter torment pharmaceuticals can facilitate the agony. Corticosteroid infusions can mitigate side effects. Surgery might be recommended for extreme cases.

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Machine Crush Injury In Hand - Know More!

Dr. Karn Kumar Maheshwari 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Hand Micro Surgery
Orthopedic Doctor, Ahmedabad
Machine Crush Injury In Hand - Know More!

Machine injuries in hand, as the name suggests, occurs when a part of your hand – the palm, wrist, or arm – gets caught between machinery or sustains severe injuries under the influence of a high magnitude force.
Industrial and factory workers whose job role involves working with or around machine equipment are at risk of getting machine crush hand injuries.

Symptoms

The symptoms of machine crush hand injuries depend on the type of injury. For minor injuries, such as fingers getting trapped in a machine, the symptoms may be mild –

  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Moderate pain

For major crush injuries that happen due to high impact forces or for a prolonged time, the damages are severe and usually are seen below the skin, affecting the bones, tissues, and muscles. In case the injury leads to loss of blood supply, damage to the tissues and muscles could be grave, and in rare cases, may lead to paralysis. Symptoms include –

  • Severe bruising
  • Open wounds
  • Damage to the skin layers
  • Extreme pain

If left untreated, the open wounds could become infectious and acquire deformity. In extreme cases, this may even lead to amputation. Worst cases of machine crush injuries may reveal symptoms like –

  • Swollen skin
  • Paralysis of the arms
  • Loss of pulse in the injured hand
  • A tingling sensation in the injured hand

Treatment for Machine Crush Injuries

Treatment depends on the severity of the injury.

  • If you sustain minor damages, cleaning the wound with disinfectant and clean water should suffice. First aid is immediately required to stop bleeding and address bruises.
  • Applying ice packs on the injured limb or hand can help ease pain
  • For mild to moderate crush injuries, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics to avoid the risk of infection
  • Severe cases are treated with fasciotomy. It is a surgical procedure, which involves cutting the fascia to release pressure or tension and restore the flow of blood to the muscles and tissues. In some cases, multiple surgeries are required to repair the nerves, tendons, and muscles completely.

If you have undergone traumatic machine crush injuries, industrial accidents, or if your hands have been stuck between machines, under heavy weights for long hours, you are advised to consult a doctor at the earliest.

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Hand Fracture - Exercise That Can Be Beneficial Post It!

Physiotherapist, Navi Mumbai
Hand Fracture - Exercise That Can Be Beneficial Post It!

A hand fracture is a condition characterized by discontinuity in the alignment of bones of the hand. The bones in the hand include the bones that are present in the wrist, palm and fingers. A fracture of the hand tends to occur commonly due to a fall on the outstretched hand. It may also be caused by injuries related to sports and falls.

Symptoms:

Swelling and pain are the most common symptoms of fracture. The range of motion for the affected hand will be reduced as well. The knuckle bone may appear to have been sunken in due to swelling in case of fracture in the palm bones (metacarpal bones). Most obviously, it will be difficult in carrying out regular tasks like squeezing or gripping which need the hands.

Therapies:

The initial treatment for a hand fracture will be focused on reducing the pain. Pain relieving medications such as ibuprofen will be administered which provides relief from the pain. The next step will be to keep the affected hand immobilized to enhance the healing process. Once stability is restored, therapeutically relevant exercises are prescribed to help normalize the regular hand movements and hand functions.

The following exercises are relevant in case of a hand fracture:

1. Wringing a towel: This is an exercise wherein you wring a towel to improve flexibility and strength in the hand. Simply grab a towel and twist it in both directions; imagine wringing water from the towel.

2. Rolls of the wrist: Wrist rolls aim to increase the ROM (range of motion) in your wrists and the hands. Hold the hand steady and rotate your wrists both clockwise and anticlockwise. You can also hold a lightweight in your hand to make it more challenging.

3. Prayer stretch: A prayer stretch is another exercise that can help boost your wrist flexibility. You start by positioning the palms together like in prayer, then hold up the elbows while pushing the hands against each other. You should feel a stretch in your wrists and hands.

4. Grasping: This is a technique wherein you grasp objects to improve your grip strength. Try gripping objects such as a tennis ball or stress balls to get your gripping ability up to normal levels.

Caution: If pain or swelling appears, stop the exercises immediately. Consult a physiotherapist for advice specific to your condition.

बाएं हाथ में दर्द के कारण - Baayen Hath Mein Dard Ke Karan!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
बाएं हाथ में दर्द के कारण - Baayen Hath Mein Dard Ke Karan!

हाथ में दर्द उठना कभी-कभी तो सामान्य प्रतीत लगता है, लेकिन कई बार हाथ में दर्द का अनुभव होना किसी गंभीर बीमारी का संकेत भी हो सकता है. हालाँकि, सामान्य दर्द और पीड़ा बढती उम्र का एक सामान्य है, लेकिन अचानक या असामान्य रूप से बाएं हाथ में दर्द का कारण अधिक गंभीर स्थिति से जुड़ा हो सकता है. आपके बाएं हाथ में दर्द का कारण कोई हड्डी या जॉइंट इंजरी, तंत्रिका में संकुचन या हार्ट की समस्या हो सकती है.

बाएं हाथ में दर्द का लक्षण-
गठिया और अन्य पुरानी बीमारियों की जटिलताओं सहित बाएं हाथ में दर्द होने के कई कारण हो सकते हैं. यहाँ कुछ संभावित कारण बताए गए हैं:

हार्ट अटैक-

कोरोनरी आर्टरी में ब्लड क्लॉट या टूटने के कारण आपके हार्ट के एक हिस्से में ब्लड का प्रवाह रूक जाता है. जब ऐसा होता है तो आपके मांसपेशियां आसानी से क्षतिग्रस्त हो सकती है. यदि इसका उपचार नहीं किया जाता तो मांसपेशियां कमज़ोर होने लगती है.

हार्ट अटैक के अन्य लक्षणों में शामिल है:
* सीने में दर्द या दबाब
* पीठ, गर्दन, कंधे या जबड़े में दर्द
* उल्टी या मतली
* साँसों की कमी
* सिर भारी होना या चक्कर आना
* पसीना आना
* थकान

पुरुषों और महिलाओं में सीने में तकलीफ सबसे सामान्य हार्ट अटैक के लक्षण है. यह दबाव, जकड़न, परिपूर्णता, जलन या धीरे-धीरे दर्द बढाता है.

हालांकि, महिलाओं को पुरुषों की तुलना में छाती या हाथ के दर्द के बिना लक्षणों का अनुभव होने की ज्यादा संभावना होती है. इन लक्षणों को अक्सर वायरस, अपच या तनाव के परिणामस्वरूप पास होता है.

यदि किसी को मतली, उल्टी, सांस की तकलीफ या पेट के निचले हिस्से, पीठ, या जबड़े में दर्द का अनुभव होता है, तो उसे तुरंत डॉक्टर के पास जाना चाहिए.

एनजाइना-
एनजाइना कोरोनरी हृदय रोग का एक लक्षण है. इसका मतलब है कि आपके हृदय की मांसपेशियों को पर्याप्त ऑक्सीजन युक्त ब्लड नहीं मिल रहा है.

एनजाइना हार्ट अटैक जैसा नहीं होता है, बल्कि ह्रदय समस्या का एक संकेत होता है. आमतौर पर यह आर्टरीज के ब्लॉकेज या संकुचन के कारण होता है. यह कुछ मिनट तक रहता है. जब आप आराम करते हैं तो यह बेहतर होता है और एक्टिव रहने पर इसके लक्षण अधिक गंभीर हो जाते है.

एनजाइना दो प्रकार के होते है:
* स्टेबल एनजाइना-
इस स्थिति को पहलें से अनुमान लगाया जा सकता है और इसका उपचार किया जा सकता है. यह केवल शारीरिक प्रयास या भावनात्मक तनाव के दौरान होता है. इसमें ह्रदय अधिक कार्य करता है और संकुचित धमनियों की तुलना में अधिक ऑक्सीजन की आवश्यकता होती है. इसका उपचार आराम कर के किया जा सकता है और यदि आवश्यक हो तो नाइट्रोग्लिसरीन नामक एक धमनी-आराम दवा के सेवन करें.

* अनस्टेबल एनजाइना- आप इसका अनुमान नहीं लगा सकता है और घातक हो सकता है. यह आराम करते समय भी हो सकता है, जिसका अर्थ है कि हृदय को लगातार पर्याप्त ऑक्सीजन नहीं मिल रही है. अस्थिर एनजाइना एक संकेत है कि दिल का दौरा पड़ सकता है और इसका निदान इमरजेंसी रूम में किया जाना चाहिए.

बर्साइटिस-

  • बर्सा एक हड्डी और चलने वाले जोड़ों के हिस्सों के बीच तरल पदार्थ से भरी थैली होती है.
  • जब बर्सा में सूजन होता है, तो इसे बर्साइटीस कहा जाता है. कंधे के बर्साइटिसअक्सर बार-बार होने वाले मूवमेंट के कारण होता होता है. बढती उम्र के साथ बर्साइटिस का खतरा भी बढ़ जाता है.
  • आपके हिलने या जब आप अपने हाथ या कंधे पर लेट जाते हैं तो दर्द आमतौर पर बढ़ जाता है. आप अपने कंधे को पूरी तरह से घुमाने में सक्षम नहीं होते हैं. इसके अन्य लक्षणों में जलन और झुनझुनी शामिल हैं.


फ्रैक्चर या ब्रोकन बोन-
जब हाथ फ्रैक्चर हो जाता है तो दर्द के अलावा कोई कोई बाहरी संकेत नहीं होता है. यदि आप अपने बांह, कलाई या हाथ को घूमाते है तो दर्द बढ़ जाती है. इसके अन्य लक्षणों में सूजन और सुन्नता शामिल है.

ट्रीटमेंट-

  • यदि आपको हृदय रोग है, तो इसके उपचार के लिए दवाएं और हृदय-स्वस्थ जीवन शैली को अपनाना चाहिए. यदि आपको दिल की गंभीर बीमारी है, तो कभी-कभी अवरुद्ध धमनियों को साफ करने या बायपास करने के लिए सर्जरी की आवश्यकता हो सकती है.
  • टूटी हुई हड्डियों को वापस अपनी स्थिति में लाना चाहिए और जब तक वे ठीक नहीं हो जाते हैं तब तक स्थिर रखना चाहिए. इसके लिए आमतौर पर कई हफ्तों तक प्लास्टर रखना पड़ता है. गंभीर स्थिति में कभी-कभी सर्जरी की आवश्यकता भी होती है.
  • मोच और तनाव के लिए, अपनी बांह को ऊपर उठाएं और आराम प्रदान करें. प्रभावित हिस्से पर आइस रगड़े.


फिजिकल थेरेपी / ऑक्यूपेशनल थेरेपी, आराम और दर्द और सूजन के लिए दवा इसके मुख्य उपचार हैं:

* बर्साइटिस
* क्षतिग्रस्त डिस्क
* नस सूखना
* कंधे के जोड़ में चोट
* संवहनी थोरैसिक आउटलेट सिंड्रोम

कुछ मामलों में, कॉर्टिकोस्टेरॉइड या सर्जरी की आवश्यक हो सकती है.

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Hand Pain - How Surgery Can Help?

Dr. Karn Kumar Maheshwari 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Hand Micro Surgery
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Hand Pain - How Surgery Can Help?

Hand pain is very common and usually results from an injury or overuse of the wrist or the hand. However, recurring or persistent pain in the arms or hand may be an indication of an underlying condition. The wrist and hand contain many joints, bones, and connective tissues - tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves. An injury to your hand can mangle these structures and even disrupt your hand’s normal range of motion.

What are the possible causes of hand injuries? The common causes of hand injuries may include -

  • Blows and knocks
  • Jamming a finger
  • Bending the wrist or fingers backward
  • Repetitive strain - lifting heavy weights, playing a sport, typing for a long period
  • Dislocations and fractures due to a severe blow or fall
  • Certain medical conditions such as - Ganglion cyst, trigger finger, Carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and others

Symptoms You Should Look Out for Hand injuries are often a debilitating condition, and exhibit the following symptoms -

  • A sharp, stabbing pain
  • A tingling sensation in the forearms
  • Numbness and swelling
  • Difficulty holding heavy objects
  • Difficulty making a fist
  • Stiffness or loss of movement

When to See a Doctor In most cases, hand pain due to a minor injury heals on its own in a day or two. However, you should not overlook the condition if the symptoms are long-lasting. Ideally, you should visit an orthopedic if -

  • The pain does not reduce in 2-3days
  • If the symptoms deteriorate
  • If the wrist or hand pain does not respond to medications

Can surgery help treat hand injuries? If the initial treatment methods - RICE therapy and pain medications - fail to yield desired results, then your doctor may recommend surgery. There are several types of hand surgery. The doctor will analyze the underlying cause of the pain and perform an appropriate procedure.

  • Skin Grafts - The procedure involves replacing skin on the injured area of your hand with healthier skin from any other portion of the body, known as the donor site. This type of surgery is done for fingertip injuries or amputations.
  • Closed Reduction and Fixation - This procedure is recommended if you have suffered a bone fracture on the fingertips. The surgery restores the broken bones to its former position and holds it in place while it heals. Immobilization can be done using rods, splints, casts and wires.
  • Tendon Repairs - The most difficult type of hand surgery is the tendon repair surgery owing to the structure of the tendons. The surgeon will carefully make a couple of incisions in your skin and sew the ends of the damaged, torn tendons together. In order to ensure that the nerves and blood vessels are not damaged, he/she will examine the surrounding tissues, and then, close the incision. To allow the wounds to heal, the surgeon will cover the treated area with dressings or sterile bandages.
  • Fasciotomy - The surgeon makes incisions or cuts in your arm or hand and removes damaged tissues to relieve pressure and swelling. This prevents your hand from further damage and helps restore the functioning of the affected area.
  • Arthroplasty - This surgical procedure is usually prescribed for patients suffering from severe hand arthritis. It involves replacing a diseased joint with an artificial one, usually made up of plastic, metal, or silicon.

What to Expect Following the Surgery? Recovery after the procedure depends largely on the type of hand surgery you have had. Sometimes, you may have to undergo multiple surgeries to ensure that the pain is cured completely. You will likely feel pain ranging from severe to mild after the surgery, for which your doctor will prescribe pain medications. This usually eases the pain in a week. To help you get back to daily activities, your doctor may also recommend physiotherapy.

Surgery is the most effective treatment option to ease pain associated with severe hand injuries. If you have been suffering from recurring/persistent pain, and are looking for a permanent cure, then you should consider visiting a specialist.

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How To Manage Pain In Hand?

Dr. Shivendra Srivastava 85% (34 ratings)
MBBS, M.S., M.Ch - Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Lucknow
How To Manage Pain In Hand?

Every day we use our hands the most to get everything done. From drinking water to typing on the keyboard (and today on mobile phones); from holding the newspaper still when reading it to taking down academic notes- we use our hands for everything. But our hands like all other parts of the body have the capacity to carry out their functions. At times, we unknowingly put a lot of strain on our hands and they start to pain. Hand pains are quite common in everyone and it is equally common to practice certain exercises to control them quickly.

If you experience frequent pains in the hands, these are some of the exercises you can resort to.

  1. Fist: You do not always make a fist while punching people. Sometimes you make a fist to tighten your hand muscles and nerves and smoothen the blood flow in your hands. This helps in reducing the pain in your hands to a great extent. In fact, folding your hand to a fist can also help in preventing hand pain.

  2. Finger Bends: Bend each finger tightly towards your palm for at least a minute and then release it. Do it separately for each of the five fingers on your hand. This would ease out the tension in each of the fingers and normalize blood flow. This helps in curing any finger pain that you might be experiencing. It is especially a great exercise to prevent pain from developing in your thumb and index finger.

  3. Thumbs Up: Usually, we show the thumbs up sign to signal all is well and best wishes to people. But it is also an exercise if continued for some time. All you have to do is place your palm on a table and curl all your fingers except the thumb inwards. Stretch the thumb outwards and hold it in this position counting up to ten. Then curl your thumb towards the palm. This exercise too helps in stretching the muscles.

  4. Wrist: An important part of the hand is the wrist. The wrist joints are a very crucial set of bones and they tend to get injured very fast. They are also delicate enough to be sprained if the hand is turned abruptly. To avoid such injuries, strengthen the wrist and reduce wrist pain, a lot of wrist exercises are also prescribed. The simplest one is to extend your hand and move the wrist in anti-clockwise and clockwise directions.

Thus, these are some of the ways in which you can ease the pain in your hand in no time and go about normally with your daily chores.

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How To Deal With Pain In Hands?

Dr. Umesh Jain 92% (868 ratings)
DNB Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Kolhapur
How To Deal With Pain In Hands?

The human hand is made up of 27 bones and a number of tendons and ligaments. An injury to any one of these bones or a disease that affects the bones and ligaments can make you experience excruciating pain in your hands. This pain can affect your ability to perform simple day to day tasks like holding a spoon or writing. Some common reasons your hand may pain are muscle strains, fractures, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Apart from pain relieving medication, there are a number of ways you can deal with this pain.

  1. Hot and cold compresses: Hot and cold therapy is ideal for any type of muscle or ligament injury. A cold compress helps in reducing the pain and inflammation by constricting blood vessels and numbing the area. On the other hand, a hot compress dilates blood vessels and increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area. Ideally, the two should be used alternatively for 10 to 20 minutes each. A bag of frozen vegetables or ice wrapped in a towel makes an easy cold compress. To treat your hand with heat, use a moist heating pad or a hot water bottle. You could also dip your hands in warm water.
  2. Massage: A massage is a great way to treat hand pain that results from carpal tunnel syndrome. If the exact cause of pain is not known, massage the entire hand, wrist and forearm. A massage enhances blood flow to the area and hence improves flexibility and opens locked tendons. Using a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or rosemary can also aid in relieving hand pain.
  3. Hand exercises: If your work involves repetitive actions like typing, knitting or embroidery, the muscles in your hand can get locked into position thereby, causing pain and discomfort. To relieve this it is important to take a break from this repetitive exercise every hour and flex your hand. Try bending your fingers forwards and backwards and rotating your wrists in both directions to ensure that your joints remain smooth.
  4. Epsom salt water bath: For instant relief from intense hand pain, soak your hands in a bath made of hot water and epsom salts for 10 to 20 minutes. Follow this by wrapping your hands in a warm, wet washcloth and applying gentle pressure over the hand for 5-10 minutes. You should instantly feel relief from the pain and experience increased the flexibility of hand.
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Pain In Hands - Know Some Of The Exercises You Can Resort To!

Dr. Arindam Majumdar 89% (21 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Kolkata
Pain In Hands - Know Some Of The Exercises You Can Resort To!

Every day we use our hands the most to get everything done. From drinking water to typing on the keyboard (and today on mobile phones); from holding the newspaper still when reading it to taking down academic notes- we use our hands for everything. But our hands like all other parts of the body have the capacity to carry out their functions. At times, we unknowingly put a lot of strain on our hands and they start to pain. Hand pains are quite common in everyone and it is equally common to practice certain exercises to control them quickly.

If you experience frequent pains in the hands, these are some of the exercises you can resort to.

  1. Fist: You do not always make a fist while punching people. Sometimes you make a fist to tighten your hand muscles and nerves and smoothen the blood flow in your hands. This helps in reducing the pain in your hands to a great extent. In fact, folding your hand to a fist can also help in preventing hand pain.

  2. Finger Bends: Bend each finger tightly towards your palm for at least a minute and then release it. Do it separately for each of the five fingers on your hand. This would ease out the tension in each of the fingers and normalize blood flow. This helps in curing any finger pain that you might be experiencing. It is especially a great exercise to prevent pain from developing in your thumb and index finger.

  3. Thumbs Up: Usually, we show the thumbs up sign to signal all is well and best wishes to people. But it is also an exercise if continued for some time. All you have to do is place your palm on a table and curl all your fingers except the thumb inwards. Stretch the thumb outwards and hold it in this position counting up to ten. Then curl your thumb towards the palm. This exercise too helps in stretching the muscles.

  4. Wrist: An important part of the hand is the wrist. The wrist joints are a very crucial set of bones and they tend to get injured very fast. They are also delicate enough to be sprained if the hand is turned abruptly. To avoid such injuries, strengthen the wrist and reduce wrist pain, a lot of wrist exercises are also prescribed. The simplest one is to extend your hand and move the wrist in anti-clockwise and clockwise directions.

Thus, these are some of the ways in which you can ease the pain in your hand in no time and go about normally with your daily chores.

How Finger Bend Exercise Can Help Treat Pain In Hands?

Dr. Vipul Khera 90% (39 ratings)
M. Ch. (Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedic Doctor, Delhi
How Finger Bend Exercise Can Help Treat Pain In Hands?

Every day we use our hands the most to get everything done. From drinking water to typing on the keyboard (and today on mobile phones); from holding the newspaper still when reading it to taking down academic notes- we use our hands for everything. But our hands like all other parts of the body have the capacity to carry out their functions. At times, we unknowingly put a lot of strain on our hands and they start to pain. Hand pains are quite common in everyone and it is equally common to practice certain exercises to control them quickly.

If you experience frequent pains in the hands, these are some of the exercises you can resort to.

  1. Fist: You do not always make a fist while punching people. Sometimes you make a fist to tighten your hand muscles and nerves and smoothen the blood flow in your hands. This helps in reducing the pain in your hands to a great extent. In fact, folding your hand to a fist can also help in preventing hand pain.

  2. Finger Bends: Bend each finger tightly towards your palm for at least a minute and then release it. Do it separately for each of the five fingers on your hand. This would ease out the tension in each of the fingers and normalize blood flow. This helps in curing any finger pain that you might be experiencing. It is especially a great exercise to prevent pain from developing in your thumb and index finger.

  3. Thumbs Up: Usually, we show the thumbs up sign to signal all is well and best wishes to people. But it is also an exercise if continued for some time. All you have to do is place your palm on a table and curl all your fingers except the thumb inwards. Stretch the thumb outwards and hold it in this position counting up to ten. Then curl your thumb towards the palm. This exercise too helps in stretching the muscles.

  4. Wrist: An important part of the hand is the wrist. The wrist joints are a very crucial set of bones and they tend to get injured very fast. They are also delicate enough to be sprained if the hand is turned abruptly. To avoid such injuries, strengthen the wrist and reduce wrist pain, a lot of wrist exercises are also prescribed. The simplest one is to extend your hand and move the wrist in anti-clockwise and clockwise directions.

Thus, these are some of the ways in which you can ease the pain in your hand in no time and go about normally with your daily chores.

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