Arthritis in fingers. What will help me?
Hello, I am 40 years old. I have arthritis in my fingers which is becoming very painful, sometimes I take 2 paracetamol before going to bed & put up with the pain during the day. I also do circling exercises with my fingers to stop them from seizing up. Please suggest what will help me in relieving the pain. Thank You!!
@tirath Hello, The base of your thumb, your knuckles, second joint, and top joint of your fingers are common sites for hand arthritis. Arthritis is a disease that attacks the tissues of your joints. A joint is where two bones meet. Arthritis can attack the lining of your joint or the cartilage, the smooth covering at the ends of bones. Eventually, the cartilage breaks down, and the ends of your bones become exposed, rub against each other and wear away. You have many joints in your hand, therefore it’s a common site for arthritis to happen. Treatment options include splinting/bracing, medications, injections, non-drug approaches, and surgery. Also, Exercise strengthening and stretching to reduce symptoms and improve function. Hot and cold packs. Cold can help reduce pain and swelling. Heat can help reduce stiffness. Rest, and Healthy eating will help you. If pain persists then please talk to your doctor. Thanks!