Finger Joint Pain Relief

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You can fix your own finger joint pain, in most cases. This page walks you through the 3 Simple Steps that should provide the relief you are seeking. The steps shown below will also help with numbness or tingling in your fingers if those are your symptoms.

Quite often, you can actually fix yourself, if someone simply shows you what to do, and how to do it. This page, and this website, are here to do exactly that.

Just follow along with the videos below, take your time, and you'll most likely be pleasantly surprised that you can fix your pain all by yourself.

The 3 videos for Finger Joint Pain Relief are below on this page.
Go directly to any video on this page by clicking these links:
Intro,  Video 1,  Video 2,  Video 3 .




Pain Relief Success Story, From Darima:

"Thank you so much showing these methods. I had recurring pains from computer overuse, which I attributed to  RSI. I quit my degree and job due to RSI a year ago. Now I am trying to start freelancing, and it was very depressing to get pain again, now in my fingers. I tried working through 3 steps of finger joint pain relief. It is like a miracle, the pain has disappeared! ... I cannot expresson how grateful I am for your work, I am sure it helps millions of people." Darima, United Kingdom 

You can do it too!


This short introductory video is a great place to start. It will give you a good overview of how to get the most out of this website and help you get the best possible results from the videos below.
Click directly to any pain relief video on this page:
Intro,  Video 1,  Video 2,  Video 3 .

*Please Watch This Short Video First. Thanks.

Please visit the techniques page now, if you haven't already. The techniques are extremely simple, but being familiar with them will vastly improve the effectiveness of what we do below.

On the homepage I describe…in detail…the 3 Simple Steps and the 4 Basic Facts about your body that make it possible for you to provide your own joint pain relief. It's good to know why what you're about to do actually works, but it's not required, so I'll leave that decision to you. There's a 95% chance that you......like thousands upon thousands of others.....can provide your own finger joint pain relief, so let's get to it.


Detailed Instructions For
Finger Joint Pain Relief

Important - FEEL FREE TO ONLY WATCH THE VIDEOS AND FOLLOW ALONG WITH WHAT I DEMONSTRATE. The text is there to support the videos if you need more clarification.

Also, in the future you may only need to do one or two techniques to get finger joint pain relief, but you've got to go through the whole sequence to find your individual pain treatment. Pay attention to which of these specific techniques works best to relieve your finger joint pain.



Click directly to any pain relief video on this page:
Intro,  Video 1,  Video 2,  Video 3 .

Step 1 - End Muscle Attachment Inflammation



Finger joint pain relief can often be simple if you are just shown the correct techniques. Be patient with yourself……take your time……and most likely you'll be pleasantly surprised with your results.

Here's what we're going to do:

A. Finger Joint Release -

Bend your finger that is experiencing finger joint pain in the way that makes it hurt. Notice where the tension is that restricts the movement of the joint. If it's on the top of the joint, we'll start there. If it's on the side of the joint, we'll start there, etc.

If the pain is primarily in the knuckle from some type of trauma, then this is a very important technique for you. If the injury has had sufficient time to heal and the knuckle is still painful to bend then do this Step 1A thoroughly and you should notice great results just from doing this one technique.

Wherever the tension is, press on the tissue (which should be tender) and do the press-hold-move technique by opening and closing the joint. And then do some of the press-pull-release technique on the same spot to mix things up a bit.

If you are working on the sides of one of your knuckles, it can be a bit painful, but it's worth it. I know, I've had to do this to myself more than once over the years when I've jammed my knuckle. More than once it wouldn't seem to heal all the way without a little help, and this did the trick.

Take your time, and be willing to take a break and come back to work the joint. It will let go, but knuckles can be a bit stubborn at times after they've been injured.

Once you've released one area, retest and notice if the tension is now felt in a different spot. Then repeat the steps above.

Keep retesting until there is no more tissue restricting the movement of the joint.

Notice how much finger joint pain relief this one technique provided.

B. Palm of Hand Release -

Now move your finger that is in pain while you press into the palm of your hand with your thumb from the opposite hand. Notice what muscles in the palm of your hand move when you move your finger and press on them to determine if they are tender.

With any tender spots you find, do the press-hold-move technique by opening and closing the finger joint. And then do some of the press-pull-release technique on the same spot to mix things up a bit until the tender areas release.

Notice how much finger joint pain relief this technique provides.

C. Back of Hand Release (optional technique) -

It's rare, in my experience, for finger pain to come from the tissue on the top of your hand. But feel free to check for tender tissue on the back of your hand while you make the painful finger function. Then do the press-hold-move technique. And then do some of the press-pull-release technique on the same spot to mix things up a bit until the tender areas release.

Notice if this provides any finger joint pain relief.


Click directly to any pain relief video on this page:
Intro,  Video 1,  Video 2,  Video 3 .


Step 2 - Stop Nerve Pathway Irritation



If you ARE experiencing numbness or tingling in your fingers then this Step 2 is very important, so please take your time and do it thoroughly. I've found over the years that if you are NOT experiencing numbness or tingling in your fingers there is a good chance that you can skip Step 2 for the moment and go to Step 3. If Step 3 helps to completely eliminate your pain then you're done. If Step 3 doesn't then you can return here to Step 2 and run through the sequence.

Here's what you're going to do:

A. Lower Neck and Shoulder Release -

With your hand that is not in pain reach across the front of your neck and let your fingertips "hang" on the intersection the back of your neck and shoulder. You should be pressing into this tissue on the same side of the body that your hand pain is on. Feel the tissue on the lower portion of your neck and down and out about six inches on the top of your shoulder.

If you feel any tender muscle tissue do the press-hold-move technique on any tender spots until they release.

With your neck you can nod "yes" or turn your head back and forth in a "no" motion to make that tissue move under your fingers.

With the top of your shoulder, shrugging your shoulder backward with your elbow raised high will make that tissue move as you press on it.

Do the same technique on the other side of your body. If you can do it with the hand that hurts it may be easier, if not do it with hand that doesn't hurt and it will be fine.

Notice how much finger joint pain relief this technique creates for future reference.

B. Underside of Collarbone -

Take the tips of your fingers on the hand opposite from the side you're working on and place them on the muscle tissue on the underside of your collarbone (subclavius, pectoralis major and minor muscles).

Now curve your fingers on your hand a little bit, and take the palm of your other hand and place it over your dominant hand. We call this the hand-on-hand technique- it allows you to apply pressure without tiring out your hands. You will simply press on the tissue with your finger tips, and press on your finger tips with the palm of your other hand. It's amazing how much easier it is to work on yourself using the "hand on hand" technique.

Use your fingertips to press along the entire length of the underside of your collarbone on all the soft tissue (all the way across until you run into your shoulder muscles) and notice any tender spots.

Now add in the press-pull-release technique. Press, pull and release......press, pull and release (press for about 1 full second and then release) continuously with your finger tips using the "hand-on-hand" method into the tender spots until they become less tender.

Notice how much finger joint pain relief this technique creates for future reference.

C. Upper Back -

Begin with the tennis-ball-press technique. Lie on the floor with a tennis ball under your shoulder blade or put a tennis ball in a sock and lean against the wall with the tennis ball pressed between your shoulder blade and the wall (infraspinatus muscle). Now do the press-hold-move technique by sliding your elbow along the floor or wall while the tennis ball is placed under any tender spots.

Now position the tennis ball in the space between your shoulder blade and your spine (rhomboid muscle). Move your arm in the same motion you just did as you put pressure on any tender spots. Work one tender spot for a bit, move to another for a bit, then return to the spots you've already worked on and you'll find they've let go a bit while you were working on other spots.

Do this on BOTH sides of your upper back, especially on the rhomboid muscle between your spine and shoulder blade.

Notice how much finger joint pain relief this technique creates for future reference.

D. Back of Upper Arm Release

We're going to work on the back of your upper arm on the side that your hand hurts. Take your opposite hand and reach across your body and grab the back of your upper arm. These muscles are called your triceps. Press your fingertips into the on the back of your arm from you elbow all the way up to your shoulder. Notice any tender tissue.

Press your fingertips into any tender spots and do the press-hold-move technique by straightening and bending your elbow joint.

You can also do the press-pull-release technique on any tender spots. It also tends to work well in this area.

Notice how much finger joint pain relief this technique creates for future reference.

E. Release Elbow Joint

Take your thumb from the hand that does not hurt and press it into the front outer half of your elbow joint. There is a muscle here called your brachioradialis that can be a factor in causing hand pain.

If it is tender do the press-hold-move technique by bending and straightening your elbow.

You can also add the press-pull-release technique to help this muscle release.

Notice the amount of finger joint pain relief Step 2 provides for future reference. Click directly to any pain relief video on this page:
Intro,  Video 1,  Video 2,  Video 3 .


Step 3 - Restore Joint Muscle Balance



You've already restored a lot of joint muscle balance with the work you did in Step 1, so Step 3 just deals with the few remaining muscles that could be causing your finger joint pain.

So here's what we're going to do:

A. Forearm Release With Thumb -

All the tendons from your forearms muscles run through your wrist and connect to your hand and fingers. If the big bellies of these forearm muscles are tight then they can be pulling too much on the tendons and create the hand pain you feel. So we've got to loosen these tight muscles.
Take your thumb from your opposite hand and press it into the muscle tissue in your forearm while your arm rests in your lap with your palm facing toward the ceiling. Notice any tender spots, and notice if the entire forearm is tight, which is possible.

Even if you have strong forearms you should be able to press into the muscles and they should NOT be tender. Tender means tight, and tight muscles mean they're probably playing a part in making your fingers hurt. Ideally, muscles are strong and flexible, not tight and tender.

Now, we'll use the press-hold-move technique. Begin opening and closing your hand continuously while……at the same time……you are pressing with your thumb into the tender spots in your forearm muscles.

You will feel the tight muscles moving under your thumb as they do their job of opening and closing your hand. Take a break when your thumb needs a rest from pushing.

Notice how much finger joint pain relief this technique creates for future reference.

B. Forearm Release With Opposite Forearm -

This technique has served me well for many years when I work on my own forearms. Sometimes you need more pressure than just your thumb can provide to release the muscles in your forearm.

With the palm of your hand facing the ceiling, lay your forearm on a flat, stable, but cushioned surface. Laying a towel on a kitchen table, chair, stool, or bench is usually fine.

Now we'll use the press-hold-move technique again. Take your opposite forearm and using about 2 to 3 inches of the flat boney surface just below your elbow, lean over your forearm that is now resting on the table and use your bodyweight to press into the tight tissue in your other forearm……while you open and close the hand on the finger that hurts.

Pick one tender spot at a time. Then press, hold and release......press, hold and release as you open and close your hand. Do this for a couple minutes, take your time. Then take a break.

Notice if and how much your finger joint pain has improved.

C. Top of Forearm Release With Fingertips -

Now we're going to release the muscles on the "top" side of your forearm (extensor muscles). Place your hand on your lap palm down. The part of your forearm facing the ceiling is what we're calling the "top" of your forearm for this exercise.

Take your fingertips from your opposite hand and press into the muscle tissue on the top of your forearm while you flex your hand back toward your elbow. Notice any tender spots in the tissue on the top of your forearm (anywhere between the two bones that make up your forearm).

Now, we'll use the press-hold-move technique. Press on one spot at a time as you flex your wrist and fingers back and forth. Take a break after a minute or two.

Notice if your finger joint pain has improved, and if so, how much it has improved.

D. Top of Forearm Release With Point of Elbow -

Sometimes you need more pressure than just your fingertips can provide to release the muscles in the top of your forearm.

We'll still be using the press-hold-move technique. With the palm of your hand facing down, lay your forearm on a flat, stable, but cushioned surface. Laying a towel on a kitchen table, chair, stool, or bench is usually fine. Now take your opposite forearm and using the point of your elbow, press into your forearm resting on the table and use your bodyweight to press into the tight tissue in your forearm while you flex your wrist and fingers back and forth.
Pick one tender spot at a time. Then press and release, press and release as you flex your wrist and fingers back and forth. Do this for a couple minutes, take your time. Then take a break.

Notice if and how much your finger pain has improved.


Self-Assessment For
Finger Joint Pain Relief

Is your finger joint pain completely gone? Partially gone?
Which techniques gave you the most pain relief?
Did Step 1, Step 2, or Step 3 work best?
Was there one specific finger pain treatment that instantly relieved your pain? Remember what worked best for you, so you can do that first next time you need it.

Are you still experiencing some finger pain?
Which muscles are still tender (that means they are too tight!) and could use some more work?
Go back and repeat those techniques that seem to need a few more rounds. You may be pleasantly surprised at the results you get now that you've released other muscles that may prevented them letting go on the first attempt.

Investigate a bit and you'll eventually find which techniques work best for you to provide the best finger joint pain relief. Then you'll be able to fix yourself whenever you desire!


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