Arthritis in Fingers - Tips, Natural Remedies and Treatment
Arthritis in fingers is the most common type of arthritis, and if you consider how many little bones and joints there are in the fingers, thats not surprising at all.
Arthritis is the result of the normal surface of the bones wearing away and becoming irregular because of wear and tear, and since we use our fingers for pretty much all we do, its even less unexpected.
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In natural health and healing, we believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Man's understanding. We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases.
In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
Arthritic fingers cause everything from pain and swelling to deformity, and can greatly affect the way we live our lives because it easily interferes with even some of the simplest of our day-to-day activities. The pain can prove unbearable at times, and the stiffness can lead to a loss of movement, which is why finding an effective treatment option is so important.
The most commonly used treatment for arthritis in fingers is anti-inflammatory medications because they offer temporary relief from the swelling and the pain. While any relief is welcomed, overuse or prolonged use of anti-inflammatory medications can cause gastrointestinal problems, including ulcers. So, while they may be a great way to get a quick break from the symptoms, they are not the best option for the long term and, very important, they dont do anything to try to correct the underlying problem.
Treating arthritis in fingers can be done effectively by using a few different non-medicinal options that actually offer pain relief and a long term solution.
One of these methods is the use of heat and cold, because heat relieves tension and stiffness while the cold is a natural and quick way to bring down swelling and improve range of motion.
Another option is hand therapy, which is done by a professional who uses different movements to help improve range of motion and strengthen muscles. Contrary to popular belief, resting the joints is not the best way to go. By resting the joints for too long, youre causing more stiffness and therefore more pain and swelling, and ultimately limiting the range of motion. (Click here to read about hand arthritis, or click here to read about thumb arthritis.)
There are a few herbal remedies that have proven very effective in dealing with arthritis in fingers, and they include turmeric and ginger extract. The reason they work so well is that they contain natural anti-inflammatory agents that greatly reduce swelling and pain while allowing the sufferer to move their fingers more freely, which is also beneficial in treating the arthritis pain.
One other natural option for those looking to treat their arthritis without the side effects of medications is one that is often used in Ayurvedic medicine, which is a combination of vitamin C and the herb Guggul. This helps to improve circulation and relieve stiffness and, as an added bonus, it has also been shown to keep cholesterol in check!
Arthritis in fingers doesnt need to take over your life and rob you of your ability to function and live your life the way you always have. These are just some of the natural options and remedies available to those who are looking for a proven, effective and safe way to treat their arthritis without the risk of side effects and other complications.
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