Tag: hand osteoarthritis

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.
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Bodyworks: Keep Your Hands Flexible and Functional

Do you have trouble buttoning your shirt or picking up a cup of coffee the first thing in the morning? If so, you are likely to be among the 44 percent of women over age 58 with hand osteoarthritis, 10 percent of whom experience severe symptoms, including pain and joint

Hydroxychloroquine Not Helpful for Hand OA

A drug used successfully in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune diseases was believed to be beneficial for treating inflammatory osteoarthritis (OA) in the hand—until now. According to study results presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (June 2015), the disease-modifying antirheumatic drug hydroxychloroquine, used

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

Is Osteoarthritis an Inevitable Part of Aging?

As we get older, it may seem like living with increasingly creaky, arthritic joints is inevitable. Of the more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common and age is a factor. It rarely occurs in young adults and affects more than one-third of Americans over

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