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How Acupuncture Can Help Treat Finger Stiffness

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

When the temperature drops, you may feel that your fingers can become stiff and sore. The feeling of waking up in the morning with stiff fingers and joints. People who clean often can often experience finger pain due to using cold water while doing housework.

Many possible causes for this stiffness are rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, gout, trigger finger, etc.

Patients with stiffness and pain in their fingers can be treated with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, which has shown to improve conditions.

To treat finger stiffness, a collective treatment of the whole arm is necessary for greater improvement.

It is shown the upper arm, elbow, lower arm, and fingers have many reaction points that are connected, and it is important that all these points are addressed for treatment finger stiffness. To treat the multiple points will benefit the body in a more holistic manner rather than only treating the symptoms.

For treating cases like rheumatoid arthritis, which is a more serious immune disease, it is very important to treat early cases of stiff joints with acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional medicine to prevent the advancement of arthritis. The goal with acupuncture is to help prevent lifelong immune disease, which could lead to lifelong medication, severe joint deformation, and other bodily complications such as affecting the eyes, liver, blood or nervous systems.

Something that can be done at home to ease stiffness includes gently pulling on your fingers by gripping the tips of the finger on both sides, and slowly stretching the finger straight.

The earlier it is treated, the higher the likelihood the pain and stiffness will get worse, so it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.


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