Arthritis in Hands
Arthritis in Hands is the inflammation or irritation of the joints in the hand and is usually accompanied by tenderness to the touch and painful extension or movement. Healthy joints move and extend easily because they are covered with articular cartilage (a smooth slippery surface) that is naturally lubricated with joint fluid (hyuralonic acid) and protected by the synovium (joint lining.) When your joint becomes damaged because of wear and tear of the cartilage or through inflammation the result in a painful limited range of movement due to Arthritis Hands.
There are 3 Main Types of Arthritis hands that you should be aware of. Osteoarthritis in Hands, Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hands and Psoriatic Arthritis in Hands. CPPD (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease) is a rarer type of arthritis of the hands caused by deposits of junk calcium phosphate crystals that have accumulated in your hand joints. They have distinct patters of hand arthritis pain, and which finger joints they affect most.
Symptoms of Arthritis in Hands
To be sure you have hand arthritis in your wrist, fingers or thumb joints look at the most common signs and see for yourself. Here are the most common Symptoms of Arthritis in Hands:
- Clicking Noises When You Extend Your Fingers
- Popping Sounds When You Flex Your Wrist or Knuckles
- Stiffness In Your Hands – Most Noticeable in the Morning
- Locked Wrist or Fingers
- Painful Extension or Movement of Wrist, Fingers or Thumb
- Nodules (sausage like bump) at One or More of Your Knuckles
- Fingers That Catch or Lock in Bent Position, That Can “pop” Straight
If you have any combination of the above hand arthritis signs and symptoms then you will want to treat it as soon as possible so you don’t develop permanent joint fusions that prevent you from using your hands normally. It can also help you reverse most or all of the damage to your hand if you treat it soon enough.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hands
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hands is caused by your immune system being compromised and attacking your healthy hand joints. Over 90% of people that are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis will develop Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) symptoms in their wrist, fingers and hands. If affects about 1% of the total adult population and women are three times more likely to develop RA than men. Rheumatoid Arthritis is called inflammatory arthritis because it causes severe painful inflammation and swelling. Another inflammatory arthritis type that commonly affects the hands is psoriatic arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect many joints at once, unlike Osteoarthritis which usually happens on one joint or a pair. It is an autoimmune disorder that is caused by your immune system being compromised, so it mistakenly now starts attacking your body’s healthy joints. Undetected viruses and a highly acidic body can cause your immune system to become imbalanced to the point where it is hijacked so instead of protecting you, your immune system now attacks you, see How to Boost Your Immune System to stop this from happening to you and keep your immune system properly balanced and working with you instead of against you.
An acute attack of RA can be triggered by using prescription medicines (side effects), exposure to harmful chemicals, heavy metal exposure, overuse of antibiotics or environmental toxins that harm your immune system. These include neurotoxins and immune system hijackers like fluoride, chlorine, and pesticides. For more information on why this happens and what you can do to protect yourself safely see: Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.
Osteoarthritis in Hands
Osteoarthritis in Hands is caused by excess wear and tear in your feet joints, from performing excess repetitive moments, sports injury and having too acidic a body. Osteoarthritis affects virtually everyone, especially people 40 years of age and older. Women are more prone to getting arthritis of any kind and often at an earlier age than men. Medical X-rays show joint damage in over 60% of adults aged 60+, and about 90% of patients over age 75 years of age. It is common but doesn’t have to be, as there is plenty you can do to not only treat, but prevent and reverse it naturally.
Osteoarthritis hand pain is greatest in the morning or after you awake from sleep or a nap. It usually gets better during the day (you’re moving, and that helps) and gets worse in the evening again. It happens because your hand joints get damaged due to excess grinding, compression and performing repetitive movements with your hands over time. It is common in industrial workers, computer technicians, secretaries, typists, athletes, and people who use their hands for a living. There is plenty you can do to stop and even reverse osteoarthritis in the hands if your joints are not yet fused together.
Using Natural Anti Inflammatory supplements like turmeric curcumin, foods with enzymes like papaya, tart cherries, and alkaline foods and beverages can reduce these acids and relieve some inflammation. Start using systemic enzymes (like Heal N Soothe) to break up the scar tissue, bone spurs, excess calcium deposits, and damaged articular cartilage in your hands so you can actually heal. For more information on this form of wear and tear arthritis see: osteoarthritis treatment.
Psoriatic Arthritis Hands
Psoriatic Arthritis Hands is caused an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack healthy cells, and in this case the joints in your hands. It is an inflammatory type of arthritis like Rheumatoid Arthritis with psoriasis of the skin in the hand area. Psoriasis is a skin infection that causes red and white scaly type bumps on the skin. It usually affects the hands, back and legs. If you have it, there are natural ways to actually stop it and heal. See: Natural Remedies for Psoriasis.
Psoriatic Arthritis (PA) usually develops in about 10-40% of people who have skin psoriasis. So treating the psoriasis is a good way to prevent PA from happening to you. Untreated viruses combined with a highly acidic body can cause your immune system to become unstable and imbalanced to the point where it becomes hijacked by these harmful invaders, Now your immune system is attacking you instead of protecting you. See: How to Boost Your Immune System to stop this scenario and keep your immune system in proper balance and working for you instead of against you.
Psoriatic Arthritis can be acutely triggered (have a sudden attack) by side effects of prescription medicines, exposure to harmful toxins, heavy metals, antibiotics or environmental chemicals that harm your immune system. These include nervous system toxins that also harm your immune system like fluoride, chlorine, and pesticides. For more information on why this happens and what you can do to protect yourself safely see: Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment.
Treatment for Arthritis in Hands
Here is a natural Treatment for Arthritis in Hands that will relieve your arthritis hand pain, and even reverse your arthritis if your joints have not yet been permanently fused together:
- Natural Anti Inflammatory Supplements reduce your pain, swelling and inflammation quickly
- Arthritis Pain Relief Cream can be rubbed into your painful joints. Natural CBD Hemp Oil and Emu Oil Creams work really well for arthritis pain relief and increasing joint flexibility)
- System Enzymes – These special enzymes break up the scar tissue in your joints that make them inflexible. They also repair damaged torn cartilage, bone spurs and excess calcium deposits)
- Omega-3 Oils Cushions your joints and relieve inflammation naturally
- Pro Joint Plus – Natural joint rebuilding nutrients that gives your body the nutrients to heal torn cartilage, reduce chronic inflammation, draw joint fluid into your joint socket and strengthen your joint socket so it can heal fully
Arthritis Exercise can be a great help while you are taking these natural remedies as it helps them go into your joint socket as circulation is enhanced by exercise and movement. For Hand Arthritis, as for arthritis in the wrist and fingers, I highly recommend taking ProJoint because of the powerful tissue regeneration capabilities it provides you. It has a specific growth factors that build new joint cartilage and synovial fluid along with other special pain relieving herbs and immune system balancers too.