The Finger Feels Stiff Because It Often Holds Ice Cubes?
The night I was 20 years old I worked in fruit juice, every day had to deal with ice cubes, every morning my fingers of my right hand felt thick and stiff when bent, the longer it felt if bent back a little sticky. Sometimes I try finger exercises. Is it true that ice cubes can make your hands stiff? Or is this a disease? I fear. Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Excessive contact with cold temperatures, including from ice cubes, in some people can indeed make the hands feel stiff and thick, so difficult to move. However, that's not all, stiff and thick hands can also appear because of the position of the fingers that are not ergonomic when doing activities, such as bending too long, excessive pressure, and so on. Other factors, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis, tendonitis, lack of neurotropic nutrition, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve pain, trigger finger, multiple slerosis, post-inflammatory scars, psychological disorders, metabolic disorders, etc. can also make fingers easier to feel stiff and thick as you experience.
To be clear about the originator and its treatment, we recommend that you go directly to a doctor or neurologist for a checkup. Supporting examinations, such as x-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, blood tests, and other supporting tests, can also be done to detect the cause of complaints You. Depending on the cause, several types of drugs, to surgery, can be done by your doctor so that your condition is resolved.
In the meantime, what should be done:
Use protection when working to reduce the cold that appears from the ice, for example by wearing gloves made from knitting or using special clips when taking ice
Thick, stiff hand compresses with warm water
Do not carelessly massage or massage the thick and stiff hands
Routine exercise to stretch your hands, including finger exercises
Drink plenty of water, eat vegetables and fruit
Eat also lots of foods rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B complex
Do not smoke
Hope this helps ...