Arthritis is a condition that can affect the joints in your hands. Since the hands are the most heavily used in the body, it is understandable to be concerned. Fortunately, arthritis is one of the conditions that, with early medical intervention, can be effectively managed. If you are worried you may have arthritis, you should […]
Is Hand Arthritis Preventable?
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common types of arthritis that affect the joints in the hand and wrist. Both types cause pain, numbness in the fingers, stiffness, swelling, and crepitus (cracking or grinding sound), among other symptoms. Hand arthritis, as with that of any other part of the body, has no known […]
Tips for Treating Hand Arthritis at Home
Physicians can treat hand arthritis through both surgical and nonsurgical methods. When you’re treating the condition at home, the options focus on improving joint function and managing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Let’s talk about some of the most effective ways in which you can minimize the symptoms often experienced with hand arthritis, and who you […]
What Causes Trigger Finger?
Having trouble straightening out your finger from a bent position is a sign of a condition called trigger finger. It can also cause the finger to suddenly snap into place when straightening or bending it, as when pulling and releasing a trigger. Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, trigger finger usually affects the thumb or the […]
Is Your Phone Causing Hand Strain?
It seems that everywhere you look these days, people are scrolling, tapping, and swiping on their smartphones. What they may not realize is that all their texting and other phone play may be the reason why some are periodically experiencing hand strain, if not full-blown carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A number of studies have established […]