If you look at the palms, you will see several different colors or color spots. A healthy palm is warm. It should have large areas of light red and some scattered white spots or dots. These white spots or dots are fat globules between the strands of muscles. The palm should be rather fleshy, not bony. The skin of the palm should feel soft, not dry or powdery and it must not have any dry cracks and flaky skin. The flesh of the entire palm and finger tips must rebound after being pressed and it should not stay indented.
Dry, flaky, cracked, powdery and itchy skin of the palm indicate that the skin is infected by tinea corporis. Wash with hydrogen peroxide. Soap will not rid the palm of all the bacteria and all the tinea corporis. Only hydrogen peroxide will rid the palm of all bacteria and tinea corporis, soften the skin, and heal any cracks of the skin.
A healthy light red color of the palm means the muscles are well fed with oxygen and fresh blood. Any darker red colors with purple spots indicate that there is more blood flow than normal and the purple spots are accumulations of dying and dead blood.
If you press the palm and it feels sore, that means the hand muscles are fatigued. This often occurs with carpal tunnel syndrome, and after a hand trauma like being caught by a slamming car door or after the palms hit the floor when one falls.
Vapor rub, pain relief gel, fist-making exercises, rolling the palm over a golf ball or a baseball on the table for 20 minutes will alleviate the sore muscles of the palm.