Home remedies for aching hand knuckles

The best way to stop the knuckles in your hand from aching would entail knowledge of why they are aching in the first place. It is important to know this in order to recommend a proper cure. If it is something temporary, like an injury, that is causing your knuckles to ache, then there will be different measures to take for it if it was something more permanent and long term. For instance, if you are a person who is in the habit of cracking your knuckles, then the ache will set in as well. It is important for you to know that cracking knuckles also leads to more serious conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism, simply because each time you crack your knuckles, you weaken the joint further and more. If your knuckles are aching, it could also indicate the onset of arthritis or rheumatism, although this would have to be medically examined and determined first.

Without knowing the cause, there are simply some generic measures you can follow to take care of the problem. One of the most effective ways to relive this kind of ache is to soak your hands in warm salt water for about 10 to 15 minutes about three to four times a day. This will provide relief from the ache, as salt has the tendency to absorb the pain from the body. You can also apply aloe vera gel to your knuckles and let it remain there for about 30 minutes at a time. This will also help to control the pain. Alternately, you can also make a paste of finely ground cinnamon and honey and apply this to your knuckles. This will also provide tremendous relief from this kind of ache. But be careful you do not burn yourself, as cinnamon is exothermic in nature and may do that to your skin. Limit the time you keep this paste on.

answered by G R

Warning: home-remedies-for-you.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. see additional information
Read more questions in Health Advice