Is Osteoarthritis causing my hand pain?

This week's topic is Osteoarthritis.


https://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/hand-osteoarthritis-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-hand


I also wanted to provide education on alternative treatment options for my clients for the treatment of hand pain due to osteoarthritis.


Treatment Options:

Paraffin




Paraffin: A treatment where the hand is dipped in hot wax (TheraCOCO) to form a glove-like coating, placed in a plastic wrap, then cotton hand mitten for a 15-20 minute treatment.


"effective both in reducing pain and tenderness and maintaining muscle strength in hand osteoarthritis."


TheraCOCO wax: Contains Organic Coconut Oil that is readily absorbed and easily soaks into the skin


Benefits of Coconut Oil:

  • Naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial.

  • Helps to reduce inflammation.

  • Will not clog pores.

  • Readily absorbed into the skin making it an excellent moisturizer.

  • Leaves the skin silky, without leaving a surface residue.


For more information:

https://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993(12)01126-4/pdf


Celluma Light Therapy for Pain Management



Light Therapy: "Poor circulation and the lack of oxygen and other essential molecules (i.e., glucose, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)) in blood vessels can cause pain or a lack of sensation. Light energy stimulates the release of nitric oxide, causing blood vessels to increase in diameter (vasodilation) and allowing more blood flow, oxygen, and other important factors to be delivered. This increase in oxygen and nutrients, along with stimulation of the light energy emitted from Celluma LED devices increases ATP production, which activates pain-relieving pathways. This decreases pain and inflammation and increases tissue regeneration in the localized area."


For more information:

https://www.celluma.com/pages/light-therapy-pain-management


Hot Stones


Massage with Hot Stones: Recommended in particular for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allow the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure.


For more information:

https://www.healthline.com/health/hot-stone-massage#:~:text=A%202013%20study%20found%20that,one%20month%20of%20massage%20therapy.


Charlotte's Web Cbd


"A 2017 study found that CBD might be a safe and useful treatment option for joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. A 2016 study found that the topical application of CBD had the potential to relieve pain and inflammation associated with arthritis."

For more information:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319796#cbd-oil-and-arthritis-pain-relief



Supplements:





Top Supplements to Treat Arthritis Pain


Curcumin (from turmeric root) Evidence suggests the turmeric root has anti-inflammatory properties. ...

Vitamin D. If you have arthritis pain or are at high risk for arthritis, your doctor may recommend a vitamin D supplement. ...


Omega-3 fatty acids. ...


Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.


For more information:


https://www.nutrametrix.com/handcraftedwellness


https://www.handcraftedwellness.biz



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