How Best to Soothe Swollen Hands

Are your hands swollen? Are your wrists aching? Are you battling to bend your fingers? It means that liquid is trapped there and unable to circulate, it might also be telltale signs and symptom of maladies such as arthritis, repetitive strain injury and even nutritional deficiencies. 

Cellnutrition provides a little insight into swollen hands and how to soothe them with sound advice.  

Explaining Inflammation 
White blood cells are produced in our bone marrow and by our lymph glands. They form part of the Immune System. Inflammation is a process by which your body’s white blood cells protect our bodies from damage and threat in response to an irritant. This irritant could be a germ, but it can also be a foreign object, for example a splinter. Swelling occurs because they flood the affected area.  

Inflammation can either be short-lived when we refer to it as acute, or long-lasting when we call it chronic. Chronic inflammation can last a few months or years, even after the first trigger is gone. Symptoms of inflammation can include redness, swelling, joint pain and joint stiffness. Your hands are no exception. 

Although inflammation is healthy as it allows the body to repair and rid itself of unwanted stimuli, chronic inflammation can be detrimental to our health, as your body is constantly carrying out an immune response which results in your body attacking itself.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis  
Inflammation to the hands can come about through many various causes. The most common cause of non-infectious inflammation of the small hand and wrist joints is Rheumatoid Arthritis, which can be debilitating later in life. This typically affecting older adults due to a natural reduction in bone mineral density. It’s a chronic autoimmune disorder that is typically manifested in both hands simultaneously.  

However, if inflammation lasts a long time, it leads to the damage of the cartilage and bone causing destruction which can develop into Osteoporosis; also referred to as the silent disease. It’s a condition that results in weak and brittle bones because the body can’t build new bone quickly enough. The prevalence of Osteoporosis in people with wrist fractures is 34% for women and 17% for men, showing that it is more common than you may think. It’s therefore nothing to be ashamed of.  

The trick is to treat it early and the best way to do that is by leading a healthy lifestyle, take in moderate exercise and eat properly 

Repetitive Strain Injury 
Hand inflammation can be a symptom of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), which is the general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse. It is also often the main factor in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  

Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. It usually develops gradually, and symptoms often include pain, aching or tenderness, stiffness, tingling or numbness and weakness. It can come about due to poor hand placement repetitively.  

Being the desk bound creatures that we’ve become, we need to consider the ergonomics of the work set-up. Maybe you don’t sit at the right height and your hands and wrists aren’t supported optimally for your keyboard? Or perhaps you have poor posture? RSI has been seen to be very common in a busy office environment with staff spending unnatural lengths of time hunched over computer keyboards. It is these little things that accumulate over time that may cause Repetitive Strain Injury, debilitating people further in life.  

Along with this, cold temperatures can exacerbate these symptoms. If your hands do feel a bit swollen, or if they feel achy and weak then it’s always best to err on the side of caution by keeping them warm. Pop on the gloves, even if its summer. Better still look towards the benefits that plant-based Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin D brings to relieve your symptoms. We call these essential because our bodies can’t produce them, and we need to get them from the food that we eat.  
Long Term Solution  
Because our diets are increasingly nutrient poor and because many of us don’t exercise nearly enough as we should we need to supplement properly for optimum health. Consider supplementing with Cellnutrition Omegabiocell369. It contains ultra-pure, plant-based bioavailable Essential Fatty Acids that have been found to reduce inflammation considerably.  

Alpha-linolenic Acid is an Omega-3 compound that dampens many inflammatory mechanisms, which in turn help to reduce swelling and pain. 

Omegabiocell369 is created using a unique patented technology, whereby the Essential Fatty Acids have undergone transesterification to form Ethyl Esters. These have considerably higher bioavailability and bioretention, giving the cell more benefits from a single serving alone. It contains the highest, most optimum concentration of plant-based Omega 3, 6 & 9, and will have you feeling your best in no time! 

By taking 5ml of Omegabiocell369 daily and by adjusting your workstation, you can relieve the symptoms of hand inflammation and strain injury for a healthier you.