Think about how many things we do everydayhands. We do not think how many nerve cells, blood vessels, muscles and small bones work together so you can just turn the key in the door - until this movement brings pain.
Pain and swelling of the wrist, fingers can be the result of injury or overexertion. It can start suddenly or gradually. The reasons can be as follows:
- Stretching muscles or ligaments.
- Fracture, bursitis, tendonitis or gout.
- Arthritis or fibromyalgia.
Take an analgesic. If the X-ray does not show a fracture and the pain does not pass within a week, ask your doctor to take another picture. Some fractures may be invisible in the first days.
If the pain does not pass, you may need an additional examination, gypsum or physical therapy.
Use tools with large handles so you do not have to hold on to the very end.
Remove the rings from the hands before manual labor. If you have a hand injury, remove the rings before your fingers begin to swell.
Take small breaks to rest your tensed muscles. Alternate activities.
Do exercises to develop flexibility and stretching.
Call a doctor immediately if:
- Damage could cause a bone fracture.
- A fall or an accident caused rapid swelling and severe pain.
- The damaged place is burning, inflamed, and you have a fever.
- His fingers suddenly turned blue and numb.
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