Considering I am a freelance writer by trade, it should really come as no surprise that I get cramping and pain in my hands and wrists from time to time. After all, if I’m going to be spending a significant amount of my time typing away at a keyboard, it is bound to physically show itself in some way or another.
After my latest bout of hand cramping, I decided to take my health into my own hands and do some research on how to treat and prevent this health issue. That’s how I came across a great post by the American Chiropractic Association that offers up some helpful hints and advice on how to both treat and prevent hand pain and even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
Regardless of how it happens, it is surprisingly easy to accidentally overwork the muscles in your wrist and hands to the point of feeling noticeable pain in the area. Maybe you are like me in that you type too much, or maybe you are carrying certain objects for a prolonged period of time in positions that are not very supportive. Whatever the reason, it is important to figure out what you may be doing to contribute to this pain, especially if it is re-occurring, so that you know how to keep it from getting worse. It is of course important for you to rest the affected hand for as long as you can, and do your best to stop doing the activity that seemed to cause the pain for a while.
If you discuss this issue with your doctor of chiropractic, you will be able to receive helpful advice and natural treatment for the issue. A licensed doctor of chiropractic will use manual manipulation techniques in order to reduce inflammation in the area, as well as increase mobility in the affected joints. This will also work to reduce pain and may even speed up your recovery time so you can get back to work sooner. Be sure to extend the benefits you receive from chiropractic treatment by applying ice packs or heating pads to your hands and wrists if they continue to feel sore or painful. As you continue to receive regular chiropractic treatments, you will notice the benefits of receiving pain relief on your terms, in an all natural manner, and how this can improve your overall quality of life and living.
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