Apart from the obvious use of his mental faculties, the so-called blue-collar worker requires critical use of all his limbs at all times during his productive cycles. So-called professionals who are generally desk-bound, may have been guilty of underestimating and undervaluing the worth of the proverbial blue-collar worker in society at large today. Hand doctor Houston surgeries do not, and should not, lose sight of how critical the use of their patients’ hands are to them.
Long after the ‘blue collared’ worker has retired from active duty if you will, he may still require the services of the so-called hand doctor, to say nothing of the use of his hands. He is still an able bodied person. And who doesn’t keep themselves busy throughout their retirement years while they are still able? There are, of course, exceptions, of which many could possibly have been avoided. What could not have been helped perhaps is the sudden or gradual onset of conditions such as arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Such conditions are, in actual fact, quite ironic when you think about it. The blue collar worker, active throughout his life, may also have been taking fairly good care of his physical and mental health. Even with the right diet, there may have been little he could have done to avoid arthritic conditions. These are conditions that afflict physically active men and women, no matter how healthy they are.
Such conditions are also hereditary. The genes you were brought up with are hardly your fault. Of course, idle hands will forevermore remain susceptible to such conditions. Even so, no matter what you do for a living, you do need to take good care of your hands. Even the practice of good hygiene, like the regular clipping of fingernails, remains essential.