I have hyper mobility in my hands.
Mei Li (Honolulu, HI) on Aug 24, 2012
Have you tried Chinese medicine? Acupuncture and herbs are great for nourishing and strengthening the tendons, ligaments and bones of the body while promoting optimal joint function.
Timothy Wang (Redwood City, CA) on Aug 24, 2012
If you have pain associated with movement you may have misalignments in the bones, go to www.abcmiracles.com for more information. You hands may be compensating for another body part.
Kei Niebur (College Station, TX) on Aug 24, 2012
A traditional doctor may not have the background to help you in a nutritional sense as well as a specialist. A doctor of Chinese medicine may be what you're looking for, as they delve into minerals, nutrient balance, energy lines, and a number of other things that aren't so readily available in a normal office. My personal advice, not being a doctor, would be to try fish oil pills, I've had good luck with them myself. Good water intake, and regular hand strengthening exercises are also helpful.
Kimberly Willis (Gaithersburg, MD) on Aug 24, 2012
In my opinion, there are a fewsupplements that can help. Make sure your calcium intake is sufficient, as well as your magnesium intake. Have you tried strengthening your hands by using a hand ball? This can strengthen the muscles in your hands and ward off conditions like carpal tunnel and arthritis.
Friska Streeter (Mokena, IL) on Aug 24, 2012
Hypermobility can be caused by muscles that are either too weak or too tense. Muscles work as levers against each other. When one muscle powers up, the opposite muscle relaxes. Hypermobility can be the cause of an imbalance of muscle strength. When hypermobility is caused by arthritis, relaxing the muscle through a treatment with heat might be the best solution.
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Aug 24, 2012
I would recommend external herbal medicines, like Moxa Elite - Joints and Ankle Pain (Rheumatism), which can be found on my website. You can also try acupuncture, which will stimulate the body to repair and strengthen tissue.
Robbin Phelps (Takoma Park, MD) on Aug 24, 2012
A naturopathic physician or certified herbalist can give you good information about mineral and nutritional support. You should also get muscle testing to confirm any recommendations. Good luck.
Mark Carlson (Costa Mesa, CA) on Aug 24, 2012
Try velvet deer antler or coral calicum.
Adair De Abreu (East Orange, NJ) on Aug 24, 2012
Try to strengthen your hand through flexion exercises, like closing your hand and rotating it. I'm not a doctor, but it's possible you have carpal tunnel syndrome and may need surgery.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Aug 24, 2012
Thank you for contacting us with your health concerns. Hypermobility can have different causes. We will need more information about your condition. Please feel free to call us or send an email with more information.
Anastasia Hall (Boston, MA) on Aug 24, 2012
Loose ligaments are fairly common. Are you experiencing pain or loss of strength in the hand or wrist? Diet may be a good place to start. Eliminating processed foods and especially soda is paramount. Avocados and other sources of good fats will help nourish the tissue of the wrist and hand. A fish oil or Omega 3-6-9 like UDO's Choice would be helpful. Fill me in on your progress and perhaps I can get more specific in my suggestions.
Kate Reust (Seattle, WA) on Aug 24, 2012
I'm partially hypermobile and understand your issue. Use Dead Sea salts and muds to fortify the tissues and remove toxins from the tissues. I use the Seacret Dead Sea product line to keep me toned and fit.
Betty Shields (Sioux Falls, SD) on Aug 24, 2012
You have to find out where the problem is first. You may have a blockage.
Chandra Stead (Cincinnati, OH) on Aug 24, 2012
Have you ever seen a chiropractor? Sometimes joints subluxate. A chiropractor may be able to help put your wrist back into place.
Julie Mollo (North Kingstown, RI) on Aug 24, 2012
Turmeric is a great herb to add to your daily diet. It is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps to alleviate arthritis and other joint issues. Omega-3 fatty acids can help too.
Luis Rivera (Marietta, IL) on Dec 11, 2012
I have had hypermobile wrist in the past and I used contraction and release methods to increase the tension and tissue integrity around the wrist, hands and forearms. Chinese Metal Balls use this principle quite well.
Richard Bartlett (Lansing, MI) on Dec 11, 2012
Your problem may not be hypermobility, but crepitus. This is the name for the crunching sounds you hear. It may be caused by inflammation in the joints, or damage to the cartilage, or by adhesions (ligaments and tendons sticking together as they heal, which is especially likely to happen near a recent soft tissue injury). I have found that light exercise plus massage helps a lot. I use something called IASTM on my own hands, or you may have heard of Graston, which is a similar form of massage with a smooth-edged metal tool. If your problem is not worn cartilage but soft tissue adhesions, this may be the best thing for you. I have found that even one session with the tool can eliminate most or all of the crepitus in my fingers and wrists, and regular maintenance sessions keep it from coming back. Some PTs use Graston, or you can look for a massage therapist who uses it. For my own hand conditioning and exercise, I follow the recommendations of rock climbers and other hand-using athletes. I use strengthening exercise, massage and IASTM, and long rest periods of several days at a time, because ligaments and tendons heal even more slowly than bone.
Lawson Sealey (Newport Beach, CA) on Oct 30, 2012
This depends heavily on your history of activities and work routines but...the pops and cracks we hear when moving our joints is from scar tissue and calcium build up that forms between joints as well as along the muscles and tendons. This creates a thickened texture along the tissue that catches and rubs between the joints and muscles to create this noise. This process is coupled with reduced joint fluidity. The general term for this would be degeneration or osteoarthritis. Typically, if this does not produce pain, it is not of immediate concern but over time this degeneration will progress and is not reversible but can be slowed down significantly with treatment. If this is painful, immediate therapy is recommended to reduce the pain. In both circumstances a diet high in fruits and vegatables is recommended to repair injuries and strenghten and lubricate the joints. Green, leafy vegetables are particularly high in calcium which should be accompanied by outdoor activities to receive adequate vitamin D which allows this calcium to be absorbed. Drinking milk should be avoided as this is one of the most common causes of reduced bone density (I know this idea may startle some people). There is an in depth explanation for this process in "The China Study" by Dr. Campbell. For additional inquiries people can look into how our bodies use up its calcium to break down caseine, a component very elevated in today's milk. Water intake must be consistently high throughout the day. Resitance exercises must be endured at a moderate level in order to increase the bone density through increased circulation and remove unwanted stress onto the joints and ligaments. I would recommend chiropractic treatment to jump start the repair process initially and as improvements are made more active treatment regimens may be applied that can be done independantly. Put simply, our bodies sometimes just need a little jump start to get back on track.
Philip O'Brien (Bethlehem, PA) on Oct 22, 2012
Your problem is very open ended by the little information ou have provided. First and foremost, have you had radiographs to look at the osseus alignment of the carpal and wrist bones? Has this problem recently occurred or has it been present for an extended period of time? Did it start after a traumatic experience? Is there pain present with wrist movement? Many times, snapping syndrome is the tendons "snapping" over a bone because there is not enough room for the tendons to slide over the bones. If this is the case, then to fix it, you would need physical therapy on the forearm to loosen and stretch the muscles that have a tendonous attachment in the hands. This is a common occurrence I see in my office and half of the time I can relieve the snapping, the other half is due to arthritis. I would contact a competent chiropractor of physical therapist who specializes in hand therapy and get a full exam. Be prepared and ask a lot of questions. Make sure that there is a proper diagnosis. From there, you have to try different therapies to see what you will respond to. These types of problems can take time to fix but at long as you are seeing results and making progress, you know the problem is being corrected.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
I would suggest strenghing exercises, with regular acupuncture treatment, I'm not convinced its a mineral/nutritional deficiency.
Katherine Turner (Schertz, TX) on Sep 28, 2012
try a sports cream or steriod ointment. vitamins might help too. keep in mind that therapists cannot diagnose or perscribe anything for what we feel is more for medical advice. i would suggest about looking into carpel tunnel if you have not yet done so