Tag: hand arthritis

Dietary Relief for Aching Joints

Whether your knees ache when you climb stairs or it hurts to bend down to tie your shoes, arthritis can be a real pain. There is no easy fix for osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis and the focus of this article. In this condition, cartilage (the covering on

Ask the Experts: MRI Scans; Surgery for Arthritis; Aromatherapy

Q. I need to have a full-body MRI scan, and have heard these can be rather unpleasant. Can you offer any coping strategies?
A. Many people do find magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests unpleasant, particularly if they need to have a full-body scan that involves lying inside a narrow metal tube

Coping With Arthritis in Your Hands

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it is often most noticeable when it affects the hands. While it can be painful and functionally limiting, self-help strategies and medication can help ease the symptoms.
OA or RA? The most common type of arthritis in seniors is osteoarthritis (OA), in

Handling Hand Arthritis

From helping you perform the simplest task, to aiding with an intricate accomplishment of painting or playing an instrument, your hands are a go-to daily tool. But when your hands start to hurt from osteoarthritis (OA), your day can become complicated, according to Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Steven Maschke, MD.
“Opening

Kitchen Aids for People with Hand Arthritis

If pain in your hands from arthritis makes daily tasks like preparing and eating a meal frustrating, don’t despair. There are techniques and gadgets to help you. Cleveland Clinic occupational therapist and certified hand therapist Jo Koludrovich, OT/L, CHT, has advice for maintaining daily function, including in the kitchen.
“Many people

Is Stiffness a Sign of Hand Arthritis?

Q. My hands ache and my fingers are increasingly stiff. Are these signs of hand arthritis?
A. Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is very common, with some statistics showing the incidence of hand OA being second only to knee arthritis in the U.S. Arthritis in the hand can occur in three areas: the

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