We generally use a warm or cold compress to treat any pain or swelling but here we are using both i.e., using a contrast hydrotherapy for treating swollen fingers. This will helps to improve blood circulation and reduce the swelling or inflammation.
Take 2 bowls – one with cold water and other with warm water.
Soak the affected fingers in warm water for about 3 – 4 minutes.
Then take out your finger and place it in cold water for 1 – 2 minutes.
Continue this hydrotherapy for few times till it covers about 15 – 20 minutes.
Do the same process for 3 – 4 times daily until you get complete relief from the problem.
Exercise will be beneficial for treating swollen fingers that are caused due to poor blood circulation, fluid retention, stress or strain. Regular exercises like flexing the fingers will reduce the buildup of fluids and also reduces the strain on your muscles.
First, close your fingers into a fist and hold this position for a minute.
Then slowly open your hand fist and stretch out the fingers.
Do the same cycle for few times.
Repeat this exercise for several times daily.
(Warm Oil Massage)
Warm oil massage will relax the sore muscles, improves blood circulation and drains out the excess fluid to get rid of swelling and stiffness.
Slightly warm some olive oil or mustard oil or castor oil.
Apply it on the affected fingers and massage the fingers gently for 5 minutes by using other hand fingers.
Make sure that you start the gentle massage at the tip of the affected finger and move it towards the heart.
Continue this massage (gently not vigorously) for few times daily.
Magnesium sulfate in Epsom salt will make it as the best remedy for treating swollen fingers. It relaxes your muscles and relieves your pain and stiffness.
Stir 1 – 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in a large bowl of hot water.
Soak the affected fingers in this water for 10 – 15 minutes.
Follow the same process for once or twice daily till you get complete relief from the swelling in your fingers.