Pain in the joints of the fingers is a symptom of a number of diseases that have a different origin and degree of danger to the health of the patient, his normal functioning in the public environment. The intensity of pain depends both on the disease and the stage of its development, and on the actions of the patient.
Causes of pain in the joints of the fingers
One of the factors provoking soreness of the joint may be its mechanical damage: impact, dislocation, and so on. Injury is usually accompanied by additional signs such as swelling and redness. Pain in the joint of the injured arm becomes most severe with movement, and subsides in a state of complete rest.
The second most common cause is arthritis - an inflammatory disease of the joints of the hands and other parts of the body. Arthritis pain is accompanied by swelling of the hands in the affected area, redness of the skin, fever, or involvement of parts of the body other than the small joints of the fingers. In the later stages, arthritis is manifested by deformity of the joints and, as a result, of the hands.
Arthrosis is one of the most common causes of pain in the fingers. With this disease, joint deformity is inevitable, and the development of symptoms occurs gradually on symmetrically located joints. In addition to pain, arthrosis is characterized by numbness and stiffness of the affected areas. Most often, this disease develops in patients over 50 years of age.
Pain in the fingers can also provoke gout. Its typical symptoms are not only pain, but also burning, reddening of the epidermis, simultaneous involvement of the joints of the hands and feet.
It is believed that half of the world's population, whose age is more than 60 years old, has lesions and changes in the form of varying severity in small joints, which also applies to the hands.
Which doctor should I go to?
Since pain in the joints of the fingers can be provoked by different events, its treatment is carried out by different specialists: a rheumatologist and a traumatologist. As a rule, by the time of contacting the clinic, the patient has suspicions about the factors that caused joint pain, and is referred to the right doctor. The best solution in such a situation is to visit an osteopathic specialist for diagnosis and appropriate therapy.
Timely treatment contributes to the maximum speed of recovery. In addition, it is worth considering that diseases and injuries that cause pain in the joints lead to severe dangerous complications that cannot be prevented without medical intervention.
Osteopathic diagnosis for pain in the joints of the fingers
As in the case of diagnosis in a conventional clinic, the first step in determining the etiology of pain in the joints of the fingers is a patient survey. He should tell the osteopathic doctor in detail about when and under what circumstances the joints began to hurt, at what movements the fingers of the diseased hand feel particular discomfort, whether parents or close relatives suffer from similar diseases, etc.
At further stages of disease detection, the patient is examined visually and manually. As a rule, such an examination is sufficient, but in special cases, an x-ray may be required to obtain a more detailed picture of the disease.
Osteopathic treatment for finger pain
Since pain in the joints of the fingers is not an independent disease, but only its symptom, treatment should be directed mainly to eliminating the causes of its occurrence.
To reduce the intensity and stop pain in the area of one or more joints, drug therapy in osteopathy is usually not used, since after one or two procedures the pain subsides on its own without any drugs. This is especially true in situations where the patient for some reason can not take a large number of drugs.
During the course of osteopathic procedures, restoration occurs:
- Normal structure of the joint;
- Full mobility of the hands without pain;
- Interactions of all tissues of the limbs, conditions for the functioning of the joint;
- Proper blood circulation and innervation;
- Increased level of regenerative abilities.
After the end of the course, the pain not only dulls and stops, but also does not manifest itself for a long time.
Additional treatments for joint pain
In addition to osteopathy, specialists may recommend other methods of exposure for rehabilitation purposes. It is mandatory for patients to adjust the daily regimen of work and rest. People with sore joints need rest and minimal manual labor. If necessary, so that joint pain never manifests itself again, you should change the type of professional activity if it involves a constant load on the joints.
In rare cases, joints with pain in the fingers are subjected to physiotherapy sessions, but as a rule, osteopathic sessions are enough to cure.
What to do after a course of osteopathy for sore fingers?
It should be remembered that for a long time the cured joint and the hand as a whole require serious attention. Despite the fact that diseases that cause pain in the fingers and other parts of the body are completely neutralized after a course of osteopathic sessions, the patient's condition needs constant monitoring. Do not forget about the prescriptions of the doctor, which must be strictly observed.
You can try folk recipes, but before using them, you should definitely consult a doctor. Among the remedies for pain in the fingers and joints, approved by experts:
- Tincture of chestnut flowers;
- Herbal preparations;
- Compresses and lotions with apple cider vinegar;
- Infusion of cowberry berries and leaves.
Close attention should be paid to the diet. With painful joints, fatty foods, salt, and hot spices should be excluded from it. In addition, with pain in the fingers and other lesions of the joints and cartilage, it is necessary to give up alcohol and smoking.
Prevention of diseases of the fingers
To prevent any of the joints from disturbing with discomfort until old age, it is necessary to take preventive measures in time. Joints in the hands can hurt due to frequent hypothermia, so you can not work in ice water, especially for a long time. During the cold season, warm gloves should be worn.
An important role in the state of the joints is played by a healthy diet, which must be regulated even after the treatment, an active lifestyle is also important. However, the load should be moderate, otherwise it is fraught with injuries and new diseases of the fingers.
The joints of the hands need special massages aimed at relaxing and healing the tissues. You should not ignore the advice of doctors about systematic walks in the fresh air, which is useful not only for the joints, but also for the general physical condition of each person. The guarantee of the excellent condition of the hands and their high performance is a regular visit to the osteopath for a preventive examination.