Aching hands? The correct diagnosis and choose the most effective treatment can only a doctor. So if hands are sore (especially when prolonged and severe pain, you need to seek medical help.

What specialists should be treated for pain in the hands

Since the most common causes of pain in the hands are different diseases of the joints, and diseases of the nervous system (e.g., inflammation or pinched nerves), must be examined by a rheumatologist and a neurologist. In addition, it will not prevent consultation of the traumatologist because the pain in the hands can be a result of past injuries, and occur as a result of the received injury, dislocation, fracture. There are many cases when people did not even know that he had a dislocation or fracture of the wrist, counting the strong pain and swelling a result of injury of the limb.

Trauma gives direction on an x-ray of the limb. If no damage there won't be identified, it is necessary to examine the cervical spine. Perhaps the pain is caused by herniated disc or other disease.

In rheumatic diseases of the joints, the doctor will prescribe drugs with analgesic and anti-inflammatory action. As a Supplement can be assigned to physiotherapy (massage, heating).

If the pain in the wrist caused by gout will have in addition to medication to diet, minimizing the consumption of foods rich in purines (meat, fish) and alcoholic drinks and strong coffee. If the pain is localized in the left hand and "gives" above, accompanied by pallor, difficulty in breathing, the advent cold sweat and a feeling of panic (sometimes of a strong up to panic attacks), it is necessary to call "Ambulance". Because it can be a sign of myocardial infarction.

How you can reduce pain at home

Often pain in the hands caused by excessive physical load. If possible, try to let your hands rest. Well can help the patient a light massage of the brush, warm baths.

Common cause of such pain – long work at the computer, when the hands are in an awkward position. Try to do breaks every hour and a half, rotate your hands, wrists, vigorously squeeze, and do this with your fingers.