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When Your Hands Hurt Chiropractic Can Help

By Sandy Schroeder

If every day is becoming more difficult as you struggle with stiff, sore, swollen hands, you may need help to maintain normal routines. When you struggle to button up a shirt, cook breakfast, or keep up with your work,  it's time to get help and find relief.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Chiropractic is equipped to help. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you offers a wellness center with licensed chiropractors who have natural solutions without pain medication or surgery.

Your chiropractor will ask about your pain, daily routines and health history.  You will find out how improved spinal health can create better overall health for you.

Hand pain can be triggered by osteoarthritis, nerve conditions, or tendinitis which is an inflammation of the tissue that attaches muscle to bone. Your chiropractor will identify the causes of your pain and use gentle targeted spinal adjustments to help ease the pain.

Weekly spinal adjustments may be the way help to maintain relief. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress and catch any glitches before they have a chance to settle in.

Reduce Pain and Retain Use

Harvard Health suggests more ways to cope with the pain.

Use cold packs or heat to ease stiffness - Cold works when hand pain comes from too much activity on the golf course or in the garden. Use frozen gel pads or bags of veggies to conform to the shape of the hand. Heat in heating pads or warm showers can help to soothe the pain.

Guided stretches and exercises - Physical or occupational therapists can provide exercises to strengthen and stretch the muscles involved with the joints of the hand to reduce pain and increase function.

Exercise: Hand finger tendon glide - Start with fingers extended straight out. Form a hooked fist then return to straight fingers. Make a full fist then return to a straight hand. Make a straight fist and then return to a straight hand.

Use splints for arthritis bouts - A splint for the fingers, thumb and wrist can stabilize the situation allowing inflammation to subside when arthritis flares, according to Dr. Philip Blazar of Harvard Medical School.

When you are ready to find the best natural solutions, visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community to find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plans and packages that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Walk-ins are always welcome.

 To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lexington, S.C.

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