You are putting the final touches on your project when the pain hits your hands and does not go away. The pain is so severe that you are not sure that you can finish the project.
The pain is consistent, and it usually occurs when you work on something where your hands are in the same position for long periods. So you wonder… is this pain I’m feeling important? What is causing this pain? Do I have hand arthritis? Lastly, can I do anything about the pain?
Why Do I Have Hand Pain?
Pain is a sign that something is wrong. The pain you are feeling may be so severe that you cannot complete simple tasks that you have done hundreds of times in the past.
Having arthritic pain can also slow your enjoyment of your favorite activities, and even the things you may not like doing, like cleaning the house.
Do I Have Hand Arthritis That Is Causing My Pain?
If you are feeling pain frequently, there is a chance you have arthritis. Arthritis is a decrease of cartilage in your joints.
However, pain is a symptom of arthritis that is not the only sign you should be aware of. Other types of arthritic symptoms are fatigue, weight loss, and some numbness or tingling in your extremities.
What Can I Do About Arthritis Pain?
Some of the remedies you can do for the pain might be short-term, at least until you can see a doctor about your pain. The obvious thing you can do about your arthritic pain is taking an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever.
Although a tremendous short-term fix, OTC pain relievers are only suitable for short-term pain relief. You could also do some physical therapy. This is more of a long-term fix, but it does take vigilance to do the exercises daily.
The best thing you can do to help yourself with arthritis is to call the doctors at Herrera Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Herrera will give you the facts about your pain and the options you have to help you relieve the pain for now and in the near future. Call us today at 301-739-7790 and become another one of our very satisfied patients!