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Forum topic by LeeRoyMan posted 11-12-2019 03:34 PM 909 views 1 time favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeeRoyMan

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11-12-2019 03:34 PM

My hands have been hurting lately. Probably just Arthur visiting.
I was wondering if anybody has tried using any of the hot wax dip spa’s, and if it helps any?

Maybe some suggestions on what you use that seems to work.


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 11-12-2019 04:02 PM

A couple suggestions for you—-

Protect your hands and relook at how you do things. Pounding or bumping your hands is not good. Twisting something can also cause problems. You need to figure out what causes you the most pain or aching.

Try heat packs and cold packs. I find cold packs reduce inflammation for me. Try both and see what works.

If it gets bad enough, see a doctor as there are meds which can really help.

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#2 posted 11-12-2019 04:35 PM

May sound odd but a good deep hand/forearm massage, coupled with some stretching exercises, yes for fingers, hands, wrists, could do a lot. Possibly finding a good physical therapist that specializes in hands/wrists would be worth the time. I say this from experience – 15 yrs of football including pro level, and several motorcycle accidents, have provided a wonderful test bed for PT experts, and they are able to provide relief and show me stretches/exercises I can do on my own to keep me going.

Not saying meds or other treatments wont help but they dont address root cause, pt does.

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Ripper70

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#3 posted 11-12-2019 05:36 PM



May sound odd but a good deep hand/forearm massage, coupled with some stretching exercises, yes for fingers, hands, wrists, could do a lot.
- OSU55

+1 – Ball squeezing type exercises and other stretching can help allot. It’s important to move and flex beyond your normal daily range of motion. Google can help. See here.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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BurlyBob

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#4 posted 11-12-2019 05:41 PM

I’ve got it in my shoulder from working in a mill. I found got a heavy copper chain bracelet sure works. I always thought it was an old wives tail. My buddy talked me into it. He was right. I’ve become a firm believer in ibuprofen.

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#5 posted 11-12-2019 06:58 PM

Acupuncture.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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rustfever

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#6 posted 11-12-2019 08:43 PM

Best cure I’ve found, arm and hand exercises. [ie: tipping a wine glass]

-- Rustfever, Central California

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JerryMaldonato

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#7 posted 11-12-2019 10:00 PM

Heroin is a sure fire pain reliever and also mellows out the stress of meeting those project deadlines. Seriously though give MSM a try. You can get the gel online or in some stores and just massage it in. It’s also available in capsules to take orally.

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MSquared

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#8 posted 11-12-2019 11:29 PM

JM – Looked up MSM. Briefly Looked it over. Interesting. I’ll ask my Rheumatologist. I use Declofenac Sodium Gel (Rx) from time to time. Have to say though that the Acupuncture (Now covered under many insurance plans, BTW) was very effective in eliminating the most of my hand pains including Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger. Not advertising for anyone, just my experience.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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LeeRoyMan

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#9 posted 11-13-2019 12:30 AM

Thanks for all of your replies. gives me some info to look into.

Jerry, the heroin works well, unfortunately you end up selling everything you have, living on the streets and stealing from everyone you know.

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BlasterStumps

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#10 posted 11-13-2019 12:38 AM

Apply Sombra liberally to the sore spots and take some Advil.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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MrWolfe

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#11 posted 11-13-2019 12:48 AM

Watching this thread, waiting to see if anyone has tried the parafin/hot wax dip. I’ve thought about getting one too.
I used them for a short while at a Toyota plant making trucks. They offered them before the shift. I remember it seeming to work but I only worked there two or three months.

MSM is great and I use it daily because I jog a few time a week. A nutritionalist told me it has been proven to regrow cartilage but it must be taken with glucosamine sulfate and be taken for a long time. I buy both in large amounts on amazon from Bulk Supplements… way cheaper than buying it in pill or tablet form.
Just my two cents.

Thanks for starting a very pertinent thread.
Jon

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JerryMaldonato

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#12 posted 11-13-2019 01:27 AM


JM – Looked up MSM. Briefly Looked it over. Interesting. I ll ask my Rheumatologist. I use Declofenac Sodium Gel (Rx) from time to time. Have to say though that the Acupuncture (Now covered under many insurance plans, BTW) was very effective in eliminating the most of my hand pains including Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger. Not advertising for anyone, just my experience.

- MSquared

It’s used widely in the equine world. It might not be potent enough for you. I’m glad you have found some forms of relief.

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JerryMaldonato

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#13 posted 11-13-2019 01:30 AM


Thanks for all of your replies. gives me some info to look into.

Jerry, the heroin works well, unfortunately you end up selling everything you have, living on the streets and stealing from everyone you know.

- LeeRoyMan

Just like half of the other people living in LA. Don’t you want to fit in?

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MSquared

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#14 posted 11-13-2019 02:15 AM

Man, this is a good thread so far! A bunch of good advice. I’m getting an education. I hope it keeps going.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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LeeRoyMan

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#15 posted 11-13-2019 03:08 PM



Watching this thread, waiting to see if anyone has tried the parafin/hot wax dip. I ve thought about getting one too.
- MrWolfe

I just got one but have only tried it now for 2 days. It makes my hands feel good while the wax is on, and for a little while after. Long term, I don’t know yet if it will help. I have only done it at night. It does make my hands feel nice though.
I’m going to stick with it (no pun intended) for a while and supplement it with some of the creams mentioned above during the day.

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