Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. The most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Hand joints are one of the most affected joints. Arthritis can occur in many areas of the hand and wrist. It cause enormous pain and limits the motion.
Patients lose the power in the arm and even the easiest everyday tasks cannot be performed properly.
The best treatment for these patients is exercises. They can relive the pain, increase the flexibility and extend the range of motion.
Before starting the exercises, it is recommended to soak the hand in warm water or dip it in some warm paraffin wax.
Exercise in pool are also good for these people, at this point the stress is going to be reduce and the motion is going be easier.
Bend the thumb in the direction of the palm and stretch as much as you can. Try to touch the pinky finger with the thumb. Hold this position for several seconds. Repeat it 10 times.
Put you hand on the table. Then raise each finger off the table and hold it for some seconds. Repeat it 10 times.
Keep the left hand straight and then bend the thumb in the direction of your palm. Try to hold this position for several seconds. Do this 10 times.
Make an O
Straighten the left hand and try to make an ‘o’ by pushing the finger inward. Hold it few seconds and release. Repeat it 3 times.
Make a Fist
Keep the right hand straight, make a fist and try to place the thumb out. Repeat this 10 times, and then do the same with the left hand.
Press gently the affected joint with your other hand in order to feel the stretching and hold that position for few seconds. Do this 10 times for both hands.
Put your left pinky close to the table and then point the thumb up. Bend the rest of your fingers and form an L. Try to hold this position for several seconds. Repeat it 10 times.
Fan and Fist
Spread your fingers in order to form a fan. Make a fist and remain thus for 10 seconds. Do this twice a day.
Source: Healthy Food House