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OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HAND AND FINGERS
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What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hands or fingers?
Pain, stiffness and deformity in the fingers.
What is the treatment for degenerative osteoarthritis in the hands or fingers?
Surgical intervention is the last option. Recommended measures are physiotherapy, hot or cold packs on the affected area, immobilization, and some medication.
How to improve the pain of osteoarthritis in the hands or fingers?
Apply ice and heat, and at night it is recommended immobilization to rest the joints.
Can osteoarthritis of the hands or fingers be cured?
Once osteoarthritis has started, the wear cannot longer be stopped. However, steps can be taken to prevent it from worsening rapidly.