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Dealing with Joint Pain in Hands? Blue-Emu Can Help!

joint pain in handsHaving trouble opening that jar of jam? It’s not just you – close to 1 in 4 American adults experiences some form of stiffness and/or pain in the hand joints. We often refer to any joint pain as arthritis, although arthritis is actually a blanket term for over 100 different diseases and conditions that affect the joints, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you are suffering from joint pain in hands, read on to learn about what actually causes that dull, aching, stabbing, burning, tight, or squeezing feeling that’s preventing you from enjoying your toast – and what steps you can take to find relief fromthe pain.

Hand Structure and Pain – How Does Joint Pain Work?

Our hands are amazing tools that comprise over 60 different structures, including muscles, bones, and the materials that connect them together – and then you have the joints, the places where bones meet. These structures are what move and work together to allow us to make a fist, give a thumbs-up, thread a needle, and yes, open a jar, but even that’s not all our hands can do. Our sense of touch is made possible by the three major nerves that extend from the spinal column through the arm to the hand, where they branch out into tiny nerve fibers inside the tendons, muscles, joints, and skin. By detecting movement and pressure, these nerve fibers can sense injuries, irregularities, and imbalances and alert the brain to their presence by sending signals – signals we recognize as pain.

#1 Cause of Joint Pain: Inflammation

Barring physical injury and extended wear and tear, the single most common cause of joint pain in the hands is inflammation – a condition that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue within the joints and causes it to swell, placing added pressure on the joint and triggering the release of defensive enzymes which can eat away at the joint’s protective structures. Inflammation can be a symptom of dozens of health conditions including lupus and diabetes, so it’s important to see a doctor if you’re experiencing frequent joint pain.

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Pills for Pain Relief Aren't Always the Best Option

When most people think of pain relief, they think of pills. There are several classes of drugs that can effectively “kill” pain, the most effective of which – the opioid class – is also the most dangerous. Opioids, which include codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, interfere with the transmission of pain signals and alter the way the brain reacts to those signals. Because opioids are notoriously addictive, they can only be obtained with a prescription and are usually only prescribed for short-term treatment of severe joint pain flare-ups; in addition, they can also cause unpleasant side effects like drowsiness, difficulty breathing, and constipation.

Of course, there are also many medications available over-the-counter that can effectively “kill” pain. Most people first turn to everyday nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, which work by targeting and reducing the root cause of pain (inflammation) rather than simply treating the symptoms. Because of this, NSAIDs are more successful at treating arthritis pain than alternate medications like acetaminophen; however, overreliance on NSAIDs can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding and increased risk of heart disease.

Choosing the Best Topical Treatment for Joint Pain in Hands

Many arthritis sufferers prefer topical treatments that are applied directly to the affected area and absorbed into the joints through the skin. These topical products typically relieve pain by reducing inflammation within the joint, numbing the nerve endings around the joint, or disrupting the transmission of pain signals from the joint. There are several topical creams and rubs available over-the-counter, some of which contain NSAIDs and many of which contain “counterirritants” like camphor or capsaicin that distract the brain from the pain in the joints by producing a mild stinging, cooling, or burning sensation on the skin. These are the creams and lotions that stink!

If you would rather avoid taking pills to ease your pain, and you would prefer to NOT smell like a medicine cabinet, then you need to check out BLUE-EMU® Maximum Arthritis Pain Relief Cream for fast relief. Instead of an NSAID or a smelly counterirritant, BLUE-EMU®’s active ingredient, trolamine salicylate, combats prostaglandins and other proteins in the blood that cause inflammation and swelling inside joints. MSM, another ingredient, aids in the soothing process. BLUE-EMU®’s arthritis formula also contains glucosamine – a major component in healthy joint cartilage that helps support overall joint health and mobility, and aloe vera - a plant oil that has been used to soothe burns and irritations since ancient times, known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Thanks to the penetrating power of BLUE-EMU®’s signature ingredient, 100% pure emu oil, all BLUE-EMU® products lend their deep-penetrating, soothing power without irritating the skin or producing any unpleasant odor. BLUE-EMU® Maximum Arthritis Pain Relief Cream is perfect for treating the pain caused by arthritis flare-ups. Why not take advantage of our current deals and stock up on BLUE-EMU® Maximum Arthritis Pain Relief Cream and our convenient BLUE-EMU® Continuous Pain Relief Spray for those hard to reach places.Then go ahead and show that jar of jam who’s boss!

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