It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Arthritis Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2004, 10:37 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25
Virgo30309 HB User
What can I do for my aching fingers?

ALL my fingers ache and hurt most of the time. More if I use them frequently in my job. Any suggestions on what might help this?
Thank you.

 
Old 03-15-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4
carolanivey HB User
Re: What can I do for my aching fingers?

Try keeping your hands warm while at work... maybe a pair of gloves with the fingertips cut out so you can type.

Make sure your workstation is ergonomically correct so you aren't pinching off any nerves through bad posture or odd wrist angles, which can contribute to coldness/pain.

At home: Damp heat is the most penetrating. Invest in a heating pad designed to be waterproof. They usually come with a pad that can be dampened. Or, seal a damp washcloth in a plastic bag, lay it on your hand(s), and lay the heating pad on that.

Another great invention is the parafin bath. You can pick one up almost anywhere now. If you've never seen one of these, I highly recommend it. Basically the unit melts paraffin wax, but not hot enough to burn you. Dip your hands in a few times, then wrap them in a towel and relax. Just peel the wax off after it cools. It's great for your skin, too.

Cheers,
Carolan

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-18-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 8
Fathermaca HB User
Re: What can I do for my aching fingers?

I have the same problem, all i do is try to keep them warm and take small breaks from using them at work. this helps a little.

 
Old 04-18-2004, 07:23 PM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2
ellie_j HB User
Re: What can I do for my aching fingers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Virgo30309
ALL my fingers ache and hurt most of the time. More if I use them frequently in my job. Any suggestions on what might help this?
Thank you.
HI I'm new to this board but I have been "lurking" so to speak. I also have alot of trouble with pain in my fingers and I run them under hot water while at work. Maybe that will help??

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
what were your first symptoms of lupus? duan65 Lupus 25 10-01-2009 06:27 AM
What the heck is causing me the urge to retch/gag/vomit!!!!!!!! KyleG Ear, Nose & Throat 11 01-26-2008 10:48 AM
What is up with PT?! URGH! kincaidj Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 14 11-09-2007 08:12 PM
What is wrong with me?? Caiterz General Health 13 11-04-2007 06:11 AM
'Weak' speckled pattern ANA - High Anti-DNA - what IS this?? Deana Lupus 21 07-28-2006 10:22 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Bextra
Celebrex
Enbrel
Humira Ibuprofen
  Methotrexate
Mobic
Prednisone
Tylenol
Vioxx




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



jennybyc (108), Haydena (90), Moldova (47), margarita889 (23), d j (21), Janet20 (16), ladybud (13), Greengal04 (10), dajo (10), gingertea (8)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1166), MSJayhawk (999), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (667), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:23 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!