Hand and Wrist Arthritis Treatment
Arthritis in the hands and wrist is quite common, especially osteoarthritis. While any joint can be susceptible to arthritis, joints with more wear and tear are at a higher risk. The fingers, hand and wrist contain dozens of joints that are constantly in use. When inflammation sets in, pain, stiffness and loss of function in the hands and wrist can occur. Our double board certified pain physicians at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago offer advanced hand and wrist arthritis treatment to relieve pain and improve hand function for our patients.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting an estimated 27 million people in the U.S. While osteoarthritis is most common in those over 60, it can occur even in young adults. Hand and wrist arthritis can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Genetics, injuries, repetitive use and other factors all contribute to wear and tear of the joints in the fingers, hand and wrist. Symptoms of hand and wrist arthritis include:
- Swollen, tender finger joints
- Weakness when gripping
- Pain or aching with normal hand or wrist function
- Stiffness when bending fingers or wrist
Symptoms tend to be worse in the morning and improve with use of the hand, wrist and fingers. While there is not a cure for arthritis, there are treatments that can relieve discomfort and improve hand and wrist function.
Managing Wrist and Hand Osteoarthritis Pain
Slowing joint deterioration caused by osteoarthritis and managing pain are key factors with treatment. At CLEAR Wellness Group, our pain specialists can offer an effective hand and wrist arthritis treatment plan that can reduce inflammation, control pain and improve function. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to resolving arthritis pain, focusing on whole health and preventive options as well as interventional pain treatments for immediate relief.
If you suffer from arthritis pain in your hands, fingers or wrist, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group to begin exploring treatment options. Contact our pain clinic in Chicago to schedule your appointment with one of our pain physicians.