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How to Prevent Hand Injuries and Pain from Manufacturing Jobs

manufacturing-job-hand-painManufacturing jobs seem to involve a high level of risk when it comes to hand injury or other painful conditions in the hands. Most likely due to the long hours, the repetitiveness, and the amount of physical labor these jobs require. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were nearly 205,000 injuries and illnesses to the wrists/hands/fingers, leading to days away from work in 2006.

Manufacturing work can put a great deal of stress on the body, and it is one of the worst industries to work at when it comes to your hands and wrists. As a person that works in manufacturing, you are probably performing the same tasks hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day, and that repetitive stress really adds up.

For some who work in manufacturing, their job may require them to work on objects that are on a conveyor belt all day, for others, it could be using the same set of tools or operating the same piece of machinery for hours. In some cases, it might be the constant handling and assembling of parts. Whatever it may be, the years of performing these tasks can easily lead to significant pain in the hands or wrists.

As with any job, finding time to rest will help, but in manufacturing, this time is often in short supply. There are ways to help prevent some of the risks that come to our hands from manufacturing jobs, and can be easily done if only remembered. If you spend long parts of your day gripping tools, handles, or turning knobs, you can lower your risk of pain or injury by wearing the proper gloves and learning how “grip properly.” It may seem like a no-brainer, but when you do the same repetitive task over and over, it makes a big difference in the way you grasp tools and how you work with them.

Another good tip for manufacturing workers is to try to wear a brace on the wrists or even the hands. As long as they do not get in the way of the work, the restricted mobility can save the joints and tendons. If the problem gets severe, then you may need to see a doctor. The doctor may be able to prescribe therapy that can protect the hands from injury and restore movement.

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Is Washing Your Hands With Hot Water Doing More Harm Than Good?

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Is using hot water to wash your hands better than using cold? Do you kill more germs or bacteria with hot water? The debate rages on and it seems that everyone has a different take on the subject. It makes sense that hot water would kill more of the bacteria on the surface of your hands, but is that truly the case? In a 2005 report by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, scientists found no evidence that washing with hot water had increased benefits, or that it made much of a difference altogether. During the study, subjects who washed their hands with 40 degrees Fahrenheit water had the same amount of left-over contaminates as those who washed their hands in 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Between the two subjects, they found that temperature of the water had “no effect on transient or resident bacterial reduction.” In fact, they actually discovered that washing in hot water might cause some soaps to react in irritation when using hotter water, rather than cold.

Other bacteria may also enjoy the warmer water rather than cold, as researchers have found that some bacteria may increase after being exposed to higher temperatures. E. Coli and Listeria were commonly found to increase in warmer/hotter temperatures of hand washing water. In the end, it really comes down to the amount of time you spend washing, the soap/anti-bacterial agent being used, and the method you use to ensure that every nook and cranny of your hands is properly washed.

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Capsicum: Less Pain and More Energy

capsicum-peppers Capsicum has been one of the leading herbs in fighting not only inflammation but also relieving pain from many different conditions. Capsicum is prepared from the fruits of the capsicum plant (such as chili peppers) and is known to be an energy supplement, to help regulate blood flow, and also to help with internal infections. Capsicum provides many benefits to relieve hand pain, as it augments the behavior of nerve cells so that pain is greatly reduced. Various studies have shown that capsicum is effective for pain management and can be used to safely manage all types of chronic pain. It can give people the relief they need from their pain in order to fall asleep, resulting in a greater quality of life for people who are in chronic pain because they can finally get the rest they need. When dealing with long term pain in the hands and other parts of the body, it is easy to feel more lethargic and less energetic when going about our daily lives. Therefore, capsicum is a popular aid for those fighting arthritis or other hand pain caused by inflammation, as it helps fight symptoms of pain from different angles by easing said pain and giving you the extra pep you need to enjoy your life. 

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Why Ginger Is Helping Millions

ginger-root-herbGinger has a long history in traditional medicine and its benefits are still proving strong today. Ginger helps to relieve soreness in the muscles, helps promote healthy blood circulation, and works as a natural anti-inflammatory. Ginger contains chromium, zinc, and magnesium; chemicals that not only help to increase nutrient-filled blood flow but also with digestion. There are numerous reasons why people are including ginger in their everyday diet. It is also used in topical, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions.  Ginger has been found to be just as effective as certain NSAIDs and is also used to regulate fever, nausea, chills, and excessive sweating. Ginger can be eaten raw, mixed in with other topical ingredients (such as coconut oil), or simply made into a tea.

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What Cold Weather Does to Our Hands

cold-hands-snowWhen we experience cold weather (especially for long periods of time) it makes our lungs and heart work twice as hard to pump blood and oxygen throughout the body. The parts of the body that are affected the most are the extremities, especially the hands. Without oxygen-enriched blood flowing properly, we risk causing damage to the hands. If exposed to the elements for long periods at a time, problems such as numbness, stiffness, dry skin and pain in the bones and joints arise. We also run the risk of developing issues involving nerve damage and the feeling in our hands when we are exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Protecting our hands from the cold elements is one of the easiest ways to prevent these types of problems. This means bundling up with mittens or warm gloves before going out in cold weather. It’s never too late to start doing this, but it helps to start when you are young. Doing so can help prevent loss of motor skills/dexterity when we are older. Similar issues such as the inability to grip items in our hands properly, numbness, and overall painful conditions may arise later in life if the hands were not protected from cold weather in our early years.

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Is Hand Pain Cutting Into Your iPad Time?

iPad-causes-hand-painDoes iPad time cause you hand pain? Many people have found that their iPad causes cramping and strain in their hands and wrists because of the awkward way their hands remain while holding the device. The other alternative is to lay the iPad down on a table and hunker over it, which is bad for the rest of your body. If this is something you deal with on a regular basis, you should check out the 2Loop iPad Handle.

This gadget is ergonomically designed to give you a handle on your iPad and eliminate the stress that occurs to your wrists from holding onto and gripping the iPad. The finger loops are adjustable so they will fit on fingers you want them to and it also has the capability to swivel 360 degrees, allowing you to change up the angle in order to find the best position for you. This gadget is made for iPad only, but if you own a different device, shop around because many other companies have created a similar design for different types of tablets.

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Arnica Relieves Pain from Hand Arthritis

arnica-relieves-hand-painDid you know that Arnica is one of Nature’s Ingredients that is known to provide relief for hand pain? One study found that it can relieve pain and improve hand function in those suffering with hand Osteoarthritis. The study consisted of 204 people who had an xray to confirm that they had OA in their hands and fingers. Some participants applied 5% ibuprofen gel and others applied Arnica gel 3 times per day for a total of 3 weeks. Results revealed that the people who had used Arnica reported 26.6% less pain compared the 23% reported by the ibuprofen group. While those numbers may not seem like a drastic difference to you, the truth is that ibuprofen gels can cause skin irritation, itching, and increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Arnica in the form of lotions, creams, or gels do not have these side effects.

If you would like to try Arnica for your hand pain from Arthritis, you should shop around and try to find the best option for you. There are many different forms. You can find Arnica in a gel by itself, or you can find topical pain relief lotions that contain it along with other pain fighting, anti-inflammatory ingredients. Real Time Pain Relief contains Arnica because of its reputation for relieving pain. When the topical lotion Real Time Pain Relief was formulated, the goal was to create the only topical pain reliever containing 19 ingredients known to fight pain and inflammation. We call it “Ingredient Based Therapy” because we know it takes more than one of Nature’s Ingredients to get Extraordinary Results!

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Find Out How To Get Your FREE Hand Cream!

FREE Real Time HAnd CreamSince we are recognizing July as Hand Health Awareness Month, we want to Share the Relief of Real Time Pain Relief Therapeutic HAND Cream with everyone!

For the Month of July, you can receive a FREE $10 tube of Therapeutic Hand Cream.*

We know just how much you use your hands on a daily basis, whether it be for work or a hobby, or simply just to get yourself dressed and fed everyday.

When your hands hurt, you need fast relief to continue to do things you need to do!

Real Time Therapeutic HAND Cream provides silky, Shea Butter moisture, as well as fast, targeted relief for your hands. It is effective at relieving pain for sore hands, stiff joints, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Carpal Tunnel, and more! You can use it all the time and feel great because there are NO harmful chemicals, Parabens, SLS, or GMOs in it.

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*when you make a $30 purchase. Cannot be combined with NEW customer free tube offer. Limit 1 per order

What To Do When Handshakes Cause You Pain

handshake-hurts-hands-in-painYou’ve been there before...desperately miserable from your hand pain, you see someone you haven’t seen in awhile or meet someone new...you know that it is proper protocol to reach out your hand for a handshake in order to greet this person. However, if your hands hurt, you most likely fear that this person is one of those who believes that a firm handshake is the only way. While you don’t want to offend anyone by declining their handshake, it can also cause some distress for you whether it be from the fear or actual pain from the handshake.

This thought leads to the question: Are there courteous alternatives or ways to decline a handshake?

If this is an actual concern for you, here are a few options to try the next time someone wants to shake your hurting hands.

  • Be the First: If you extend your hand first, you have the opportunity to shake the way you need to. For instance, you can grasp their wrist to avoid a hand squeeze.
  • Kindly Explain the Situation: It may be better to tell them that your hands hurt and that you need it to be a gentle one. You can say something like, “I want to shake your hand, but I will need it to be a light one because firm handshakes are painful for me”
  • Create a Signature Greeting that Does Not Require Shaking Hands: Some examples include High 5s or fist bumps. This may not work in all situations but it may be sufficient in most cases.
  • Find a Way to Avoid a Handshake: If someone sees you wearing a brace, they will automatically know that you have a hand issue and will more than likely change their approach. You can also hold something in your hand such as your phone, a drink, etc. This will also cause a natural signal that your hand is unavailable to shake.

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