Arthritic Fingers and Thumbs?
Hand and Finger pain Caused By Arthritis
Arthritic fingers and Thumbs pain can be most debilitating. Arthritis in your fingers and thumbs is actually located in the joints between the bones.
The two main types of arthritis.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
The two main types of Arthritis have different symptoms
In Osteoarthritis, the joint pain in your fingers and thumbs is usually localized to one or more joints in your fingers or thumbs. Pain will be most intense at the beginning of your activity and will gradually subside as you continue the action (pinching, grasping, typing, knitting, needlepoint, sewing, gripping tools, woodworking, auto wrenching, etc).
The condition is degenerative, meaning that pain and joint problems get worse over time.
It's actually the articular cartilage covering the bone ends that is most affected. When you are young, the cartilage (gristle) is plump and protective.
As we age, the cartilage gets thinner, loses moisture and elasticity, becomes damaged, and loses its ability to protect the bone ends. If the cartilage thins, the body will automatically start to lay down more calcium to in an effort to protect the joints.
These calcification deposits are sometimes rough or even sharp. When these rough edges rub together, the nerves register pain in an attempt to prevent further damage.
The Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in your fingers and thumbs will show more swelling and puffiness of the thumb and finger joints. The pain is equally annoying, but more spread out - even throughout other areas of your body.
In most cases, the inflammation of Rheumatoid Arthritis is equally balanced on both sides of the body - both fingers, thumbs, knuckles and hands at the same time.
Other symptoms include fatigue, lack of gripping strength, thumb, finger and hand deformity, possibly have a fever, and an overall sense of malaise or depression.
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Treating Arthritic Fingers and Thumbs:
Depending on the type of arthritis you have and how advanced the stage is, will help you decide how to treat the condition. Here is a list of areas you should consider:
- Diet - the foods you eat do make a difference. Eating foods with higher acidic levels is harder on your joints
- Exercise - balancing a regular routine that helps to keep your joints mobile and promotes circulation
- Therapies - including Physio and Occupational
- Medicines - pharmaceuticals (oral pain killers and anti-inflammatories)
- Surgery - joint replacements (extreme cases)
- Alternative Therapy - including Far Infrared
Wore the gloves last night and they worked great. The swelling of the osteoarthritic and RA joints was kept at a minimum and I did not lose feeling in the tips of my fingers.
We are, of course, interested in natural solutions and are advocates of the benefits of Far Infrared healing.
Whether you have Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis, we recommend using Prolotex™ Far Infrared Gloves to relieve your pain and swelling in your fingers and thumbs.
To gain the most benefits, you will want to wear infrared gloves on a regular basis for several days, weeks and possibly months, depending on the severity of your condition.
All models of Prolotex™ Far Infrared Gloves help to relieve pain and swelling. Gloves are soft on your skin, lightweight and comfortable.
Why do Prolotex™ Gloves help Arthritic Fingers?
The threads in Prolotex™ Gloves are fused with a safe formula of bio-ceramics that emit beneficial far infrared rays (FIR). These rays can penetrate deep into the tissues of your body and basically increase (stimulate) the molecular activity of the cells.
The stimulation of the tiny capillaries and veins in your hands dilate the cells and allow fresh oxygenated blood containing vital nutrients to reach afflicted areas. Inflammation, pain and swelling is reduced, accumulated toxins are released, and the healing process is activated.