hand massager

SLJ Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Does anyone have a recommendation/advice for electric hand massagers? I have osteoarthritis in my fingers and wrists


  • CarylW
    CarylW Moderator Posts: 233

    Hello @SLJ

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    I understand you are looking for an electric hand massager for osteoarthritis in your fingers and and wrists. I am posting some links to information on our website which you may find useful until you get some responses.

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  • Trish9556
    Trish9556 Member Posts: 387

    Hi @SLJ

    A couple of things you could try instead of a electric massager, all if which have helped me post trapeziectomy surgery and still now 3 years later, are

    Therapy balls - these are little egg shaped balls that fit perfectly into your hand for pushing and squeezing your fingers into. Will also strengthen your fingers. They come in a pack of different strengths so good for those bad days but you can also use the harder ones in good days

    Therapy putty - think play doh for adults! Like the therapy balls they come in a pack of different strengths and so easy to pull, stretch, squeeze and dig your fingers into to tear apart. Again excellent for keeping your hands working.

    E45 cream, or something similar. Make sure it's really thick and gloopy in a tub rather than a bottle or tube and simply use liberally and massage into your hands and wrists. This is also excellent for post surgery wound care when the stitches have been removed and it has healed over.

    You can use these techniques as much as you like, even just sitting watching TV.

    Love n hugs

    Trish xx