Arthritis Hand Hand Pain

Getting a Grip on Arthritis-Related Hand Pain

Man holding his hand – pain concept

from U.S. News & World Report

ESPECIALLY AS A PERSON ages, it’s common to experience pain in the hands that’s caused by arthritis. It’s most often the result of a loss of cartilage that can leave bone rubbing on bone, or what’s called osteoarthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis (resulting from the skin disease psoriasis) that leads to swollen fingers and toes can also be to blame.

While some are able to handle a mild degree of discomfort, arthritis in the hands is frequently more than a fleeting annoyance, and it can even lead to hand deformity if left untreated. As pain becomes more regular and severe, it can affect a person’s ability to do everything from activities they enjoy – like golf or other forms of recreation – to those things they need to do just to get through the day, from buttoning a shirt to gripping a cup of coffee in the morning.

Fortunately, there are ways you can ease arthritis-related hand pain. Read the full story.

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1 Comment
  • jennifer stewart
    March 19, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    can a deficiency of vitamin d cause the excrishating pain in my left wrist where is goes blue black yellow and I cant move my fingers I remember my mother had gout so I know her pain was awful but my blood test show no sign of uric acid in my blood just a vitamin d problem its low, I am nearly 80 run a business walk 6or 7 miles every day am never tired depressed and think for my age I am quite healthy no pills except anti inflammatory because of my working travelling long shall I see a hand specialist or a rhumatogist , I am awaiting results of x ray, and yes I did damage my wrist 15 years ago in the steering wheel and a sort of disc came out??? distances

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