hand pain - may be muscular though i have osteo in my pinky

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NigelWill
NigelWill Member Posts: 7
edited 4. Aug 2014, 15:50 in Living with Arthritis archive
has anyone heard of a hot wax treatment for pain relief in the hands?

if not does anyone use anything for their hand pain that helps?

thank you in advance

cheers

nige
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Nige.
    I have had a couple of goes at the wax treatment. It's bliss while the hands are in the wax and a little while afterwards too.. You can buy the machines too. Not sure about price as I haven't bought one as I would need a bath sized one for all of my joints :lol:
    I also do excersises with my fingers to keep em supple..
    Eg.. touching the end of each finger with my thumb.. And repeating.

    Best of luck :D
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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I had this treatment in hospital many years ago. As Tony says, it's soothing but quite short-lived in the relief it gives, as are most treatments. I know one or two on here have tried it. I honestly don't know whether or not you might get the same benefit from just bathing them, alternately, in hot then cold water. I believe this increases the circulation which can help.

    The exercises Tony mentioned are good as they keep all joints moving not just the ones we use most in daily life.
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  • NigelWill
    NigelWill Member Posts: 7
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks for your replies.

    I may have a go at hot- ish and cold water alternating.

    cheers

    Nige
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