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    02-08-2010, 07:23 AM
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Started
Painful hands?

I started my new job at a barn, and I clean roughly 16 stalls a day plus my 2.
Anyways, my hands hurt horribly; wrists, finger joints, knuckles. I mean I've never hurt this much in my hands ever. I'm 19 and very fit/active. I think it might be my hands trying to get use to the change.

D; what should I do? Has anyone ever had this before?
     
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    02-08-2010, 12:14 PM
  #2
Started
My hands can get sore sometimes after all day at the barn. I think you just have to get used to it and eventually it won't hurt that much.
     
    02-08-2010, 12:17 PM
  #3
Yearling
Are they swollen or just stiff and sore? I live on Tylenol Arthritis for all three symptoms. You may just need to build up your hand strength, or there could be something else going on, like arthritis or carpel tunnel. Keep an eye on it and try to give them as much rest as possible.
     
    02-08-2010, 12:58 PM
  #4
Foal
It may be the winter weather, too. My hands hurt when it's cold out, and I have to scoop poop. Wear insulating gloves (Heritage makes a 'thinsulate' pair that I swear by!) that bend and FIT (wearing too large a glove or a bulky work glove makes it real difficult to bend your fingers!)
     
    02-08-2010, 03:26 PM
  #5
Started
Thanks. Around my knuckles are swollen, and my pinky finger is really swollen. I wonder what carpel tunnel feels like. I always thought I had good hand strength, it sucks that it hurts so bad.
     
    02-08-2010, 03:31 PM
  #6
Yearling
Sounds like inflammation from arthritis. I have it in a few joints and also a "low pulse" condition. Sometimes my legs and hands don't get enough blood and go "numb and stiff". Its a pain in the arse when doing chores or riding. Sorry TMI lol
     
    02-08-2010, 03:32 PM
  #7
Green Broke
It takes time for your hands/arms/shoulders to get used to that sort of work. Kind of like anything new. Just work through it, stretch, take warm baths use Tiger Balm and you'll eventually get accustomed to it.
     
    02-08-2010, 03:34 PM
  #8
Yearling
I take 200 mg ibuprofen twice a day and it helps. But you need to keep it in your system so I take it everyday.
     
    02-08-2010, 03:35 PM
  #9
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacyloo    
I take 200 mg ibuprofen twice a day and it helps. But you need to keep it in your system so I take it everyday.

ETA- I didnt realise that you had just started the job. Could take some getting used to.
     
    02-08-2010, 03:43 PM
  #10
Started
Thanks everyone. It's just weird because it's only my hands that hurt, nothing else. I took ibeprofin today, it helped but not much.
     

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