knuckle pain

Treat Knuckle Pain Naturally

Knuckle pain can be excruciating and is caused by a number of problems from regular wear and tear to arthritis and injuries.  Taking care of your hands is key to preventing knuckle pain and damage and you want to make sure that you’re giving your hands plenty of rest if you work in jobs that require them to move; pianists, typists, and those who work on computer regularly will want to be sure they take care of their joints!


How do I know if I have knuckle pain?

  • Aching
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Discomfort


How do I prevent knuckle pain?

  • Don’t crack your fingers and knuckles.
  • Avoid foods that can cause inflammation like red meat, refined sugars, and breads.
  • Give your hands regular breaks.
  • Use a neutral typing position to reduce hand strain


How can I treat knuckle pain?

  • Soak your hands and fingers in warm water with a quarter cup of epsom salts up to four times a day for 10-15 minutes each time.
  • Use warm or cold compresses on the knuckles to help reduce swelling.
  • Rub aloe vera gel on the knuckle to reduce inflammation.
  • Massage with castor oil at night to help provide relief.
  • A paste of cinnamon and honey can provide natural pain relief and help to decrease inflammation.
  • Rub the joints with olive oil. Olive oil is a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Immobilize painful fingers until the pain has decreased.
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