Hand or Wrist Arthritis

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, e.g. boxers and gymnasts.

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

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.

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