Preventing joint injuries
Most people only know that the knee joint is prone to suffering from osteoarthritis. In fact, the finger joints are prone to strain due to large movements. As the age increases, the normal physiological functions of human articular cartilage decline, including various degrees of degeneration of articular cartilage tissue, plus long-term minor injuries, such as chronic strain and wear caused by long-term frequent activities, intra-articular trauma (including macro trauma) And microtrauma), can cause the articular cartilage cells or matrix to be directly destroyed or destroy the nutrition of the articular cartilage, resulting in cartilage degradation, bone hyperplasia, and osteoarthritis.
Different from rheumatoid
The disease occurs unknowingly and has a slow process. The interphalangeal joints of the fingers are most often affected, especially the distal interphalangeal joints. Most of the disease occurs in a few small joints, and a few are single joints. The joints are painful and stiff in the early stage. It is more obvious when you start to move in the morning, but it is relieved after the movement, and it is aggravated with a long time, and it is relieved after a rest. Late-stage pain is persistent, with limited mobility, joint deformities, joint swelling, stiffness, and rattling may occur; some patients have fingers that are deformed to the outside. X-ray film examination of finger joint space narrowing, osteophyte formation, articular surface hardening, asymmetry.
Although they have similarities with rheumatoid arthritis, they are two different diseases with different treatments. Since the onset of rheumatoid arthritis is the middle part of the finger, the rheumatoid test is usually positive; while the osteoarthritis is the distal part of the finger, the rheumatoid test is negative, and the two diseases are easy to distinguish.
One is to take care of your fingers and avoid strain. For example, it is not suitable to carry out long-term and repetitive manual labor on the distal joints of the fingers, and use fingers to lift heavy objects in daily life, etc.;
The second is to be careful of hand injuries. Such as finger sprains, poking injuries, punctures, fractures, etc.
The third is to prevent wind, cold and dampness. Keep your finger joints warm in cold weather. Wear gloves when washing with tap water at home. It is not advisable to wash your hands with cold water when you sweat;
The fourth is to actively exercise, strengthen physical fitness, improve joint function, and promote blood circulation.
ARE COMPRESSION GLOVES GOOD?
Arthritis is a frustrating disease that affects millions of Americans and Americans who are often affected by traditional treatment methods. Therefore, people often turn to complementary and supportive therapies to increase pain.
Compression gloves for rheumatoid arthritis are such an option. They are designed to warm the hands and reduce swelling and pain with gentle compression. They can also improve blood circulation well and may be beneficial for those recovering from hand or wrist injuries.
Many of these compression gloves for rheumatoid arthritis are comfortable enough to be worn during the day or night. The fingertips are usually cut off so that you can easily touch, grasp and carry items in your daily life.
SHOULD COMPRESSION GLOVES BE TIGHT?
Your hands will feel compressed and slightly tight, which is normal. If you feel tight and uncomfortable-the size of the carpal tunnel gloves is too small. If you feel that there is no compression or a little looseness, it has no effect on you-the size of the performance compression gloves for rheumatoid arthritis is too big
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU WEAR COMPRESSION GLOVES?
The compression gloves for carpal tunnel are designed to be worn for 8 hours-roughly equivalent to the time you sleep. Therefore, if you leave them overnight, you may notice the the difference: in swelling