Wrist & Arm Pain

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7 Hand Pain & Finger Pain Treatments

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Finger pain and hand pain can be caused by many things including hand and finger arthritis, circulation issues, an injury, or just achiness in the joints. These 7 finger and hand pain treatments should help.

Finger, thumb, and wrist range of motion movements are a great way to relieve pain in the hands and fingers. Make sure you are going through the full range of motion.

Massaging the fingers, hand, and palm area is also a great way to not only relieve pain, but also improve circulation, blood flow, and sensation to the area.

Finger extension stretches do a great job of working the joints of the fingers closest to your hand, which often are the most painful.

You can also use a custom hand massager for pain relief like the Breo iPalm 520s. It uses pressure, heat and acupressure to increase circulation to help relieve pain in the hands and fingers.

The last two exercises help with finger flexion and extension. Having strong fingers help relieve the pain.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Relief for the Hands

Peripheral neuropathy in the hands is when there is damage to the peripheral nerves. This can also happen in your feet. These 7 treatments for peripheral neuropathy in your hands should help with pain relief.

Peripheral neuropathy often causes weakness, numbness, and pain. Stretches and exercises can help by improving the circulation and signal to the area.

To start off, moving the joints in your fingers and your wrists will help loosen up the area and increase the circulation.

Then some wrist flexor and extensor stretches will help with any tightness in the wrist and arm area.

Next, you want to strengthen the hand and wrist area. Make sure you are doing flexion and extension exercises to help increase the blood flow and give feedback to your nerves.

Finally, ending with a prayer stretch is a great way to open up the carpal tunnel.

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How to use a TENS / EMS Unit for Tennis Elbow & Golfer's Elbow Pain

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A TENS / EMS Unit can be a great tool for helping to relieve tennis elbow & golfer's elbow pain. Here are some pad placements to relieve different types of elbow pain.

Some common elbow injuries that may benefit from a TENS/EMS unit include things like golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and general arthritis.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is used to help reduce pain and increase circulation. Basically the vibration of the TENS follows the same pathway as the pain pathway to the brain and helps cancel it out. It is a great alternative to pain medication. A TENS uses two or four electrodes with cross currents to surround the area. The deep vibration/massage helps relax the muscles and allow for healing. You should not get a muscle contraction when using TENS.

EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) is designed to treat more of the muscle area than the nerves. It helps activate the muscles to help healing, and regain strength in that muscle. EMS is uncomfortable, and you should get a contraction with this. To help with elbow strengthening, placing the electrodes over the wrist extensor muscles is a great option.

Healthmate Forever has a wide variety of TENS/EMS Units and pads. The unit I'm using in this video is the Pro18AB and the W19 wireless units.

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Radial Nerve Glides or Nerve Flossing

Radial nerve glides, radial nerve flossing, and radial nerve stretches should be done very carefully. Don't overdo the glide or flossing movements because that can cause more irritation.

Some people might consider some of these nerve stretches, but as long as you keep it in a comfortable level, you should see the benefits.

Radial nerve gliding or nerve flossing is when you are moving the median nerve at each end together. This helps break up scar tissue or adhesions that might be causing pain. It can also help if you have a nerve compressed somewhere. Make sure not to force any of the movements, and try to use proper technique.

The last movement is more of a stretch on the median nerve since you are pulling away at both sides. So if you feel any pain, you might not be ready for it yet.

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