Hand or Wrist Arthritis

Article by Shane Armfield

Hand and Wrist Arthritis

Hand and wrist osteoarthritis is a common source of pain as you age.  

Basically, everyday wear and tear damage your hand and wrist joints. The chances of you suffering hand arthritis increase if you have overstressed your hand joints or have experienced excessive weight-bearing activities eg boxers and gymnasts. 

Hand Arthritis

Research confirms that exercise is the best way of controlling arthritic pain, strengthening or loosening your joints. Ultimately, this will improve your everyday function.

However, sometimes the pain you suffer is too much to even start exercising.  This is where a new natural wonder drug has proven very useful. 

Glucosamine has been proven by researchers to ease arthritic pain and actually halt the progression of joint arthritis.  This is the first tablet that has ever been proven to do both. The even better news is that glucosamine has virtually no side effects.

Common Treatments for Hand & Wrist Arthritis

Treatment methods may include gentle passive movement, heat and electrical treatments, mobility and strengthening exercises, massage, acupuncture, supportive braces, wax therapy and advice on preventing further joint damage.

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Strength Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
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    Related Injuries

  • Broken Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cramps
  • de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Finger Sprain
  • Hand or Wrist Arthritis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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    Last updated 14-Feb-2019 10:41 AM

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