Natural Alternative Treatments

Using natural alternative treatments to relieve hand and knuckle pain.There are many ways to manage the pain in your hands by using natural methods.

  • Simple massaging techniques can improve blood flow and reduce inflammation.
    • If you have sore or achy fingers and knuckles, ask someone to massage your fingers by gently rolling your fingers in between theirs. This small amount of pressure can reduce the pain after 5-10 minutes of massage.
    • Rubbing any part of the affected area of the hand, in a circular motion, will help reduce swelling and increase blood flow to the area.
    • Some people use massage balls that they can hold in their hand or one-handed massage products that can be used at any point of the day.
  • Hand Yoga is very beneficial for improving circulation and pain and it also relieves stiffness in the joints and fingers. It requires flexing the hand, wrist or fingers into different positions that loosen up the affected areas. Hand Yoga involves stretching and healing the hands in a way that might not be possible through ordinary massage, and it is easy to do these hand stretches anywhere (without the need of a yoga mat).
  • Another natural treatment method is Acupuncture. Acupuncture can be used to control pain in the hand and provide anti-inflammatory effects for the wrist, fingers, palm, and other parts of the hand. This ancient practice involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into the surface of the skin to treat pain. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that involves balancing the flow of energy in our bodies. By inserting these needles into specific points of the body, acupuncturists believe that the body can “re-balance” its energy. In some cases, western acupuncturists believe that when these points in the body are accessed, they stimulate certain nerves, muscles and connective tissue. It also increases your body’s natural painkillers and boosts the flow of blood.