Arthritis in the hands is the most common location for osteoarthritis. Aching hands can be severely detrimental to quality of life, as some may have to give up their favorite hobbies or even a career due to the pain in the hands. Exercising the muscles around the joint is a common way to help relieve osteoarthritis pain, but this may be difficult with the hands. Treatment options include keeping the hands warm, anti-inflammatory medication or physical therapy.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the most common joint disorder in the United States and throughout the world. It is a leading cause of pain and disability in the elderly, mostly because of its predilection for the weight-bearing joints. And so today I will talk about osteoarthritis in an important weight-bearing joint: the knee. …