View Full Version : Stiff fingers from doing nails?
20-07-12, 03:22 PM
I have been very busy recently and have noticed my fingers are going into a cramp when doing nails. I woke up during the night unable to open my righthand fully without pain, the middle finger is slightly swollen.
My sister has arthritis and i am convinced i am next to get it! I am hoping it is a common problem others have experienced when doing nails. i am 41 and have been doing nail for 10 years.
Any advice much appreciated, thanks,
Probably best to see your doctor to be on the safe side, especially if you've been doing nails for a long time without issues. If it is arthritis then they might be able to advise you on safe ways to keep working.
20-07-12, 04:49 PM
I have arthritis I'm my fingers and hands. Well all joints to be honest, but the mail thing that helps me is keeping my hands and fingers as flat as I can when not using them and asleep. It could be the way you sleep helping to cause the discomfort, some people need splints to stop them bending there hands and wrists
20-07-12, 04:49 PM
Go and see your doctor and hopefully you'll get referred good luck.
I do all sorts of treatments but when im particularly busy with nails my thumbs are swollen and achy in the mornings and I need to take ibuprofen before I can use them properly, the doc said she didnt think it was arthritis and more like a repetitive strain but then yours could obviously be completely different. Mine seems to have settled down now and im still really busy with nails.
20-07-12, 07:25 PM
Pop Uír hands in the lamp between clients so U keep the joints soft and flexible
20-07-12, 07:32 PM
Hi, I have arthritis, mine's quite bad and I see a specialist and have lots of different types of medication for it, and if you're prone to getting arthritis there isnt really anything you can do to stop it, but there's plenty you can do to reduce the severity of it. Take some ibuprofen, or better still use an ibuprofen gel on the joints. Make sure you are relaxing your hands while you are working, you may not notice it but you might be gripping your brush too tightly. Keep the joints in your hands moving gently in between clients, and lastly a parrafin wax dip is great for arthritic hands or sore joints.
21-07-12, 01:36 PM
Thank you all so much for your replies, some very useful advice given.
today my hand seems fine but I will be keeping a diary of flare ups.
Thanks again :lol: