General Health to Prevent Hand Pain

prevent-hand-pain-take-care-of-handsTo prevent hand pain, it is necessary to, first of all, make sure that you care for the general health of your hands.

One way to do this is to make sure that you drink plenty of water. Of course, a glass of water in itself won't take away hand pain, but dehydration can cause muscle cramps and therefore cause the hands to feel sore.

It is also important to make sure that you get the proper nutrients and minerals in your body. Many studies have shown that various supplements can help reduce pain and inflammation in joints. For example, a study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases showed that fish oil supplements could help relieve joint pain.

To prevent hand pain that is caused by repetitive strain injury, it is important to take regular breaks from your activities. So, if you type on a computer, sew, crochet, use tools at work, or have to drive for a long time, you should give them a rest every now and then. When you do this, let your hands drop to your side and then shake them. This will help to relieve tension, improve circulation, and prevent hand pain.

What else can you do to prevent hand pain? Here are some great exercises to keep your hands flexible and pain-free.