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What does the treatment for arthritis include?

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Treatment depends on the severity of the pain and disability. Treatment includes:

If these treatments do not provide relief, your doctor may reccommend surgery.

  • Anti-inflammatory or analgesic painkillers
  • Splints for the fingers or wrist
  • Heat
  • Physical therapy

From: Why Does My Hand Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "De Quervain's Tendinitis," "Hand Fractures," "Arthritis: Osteoarthritis," "Trigger Finger."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "De Quervain's Tendinitis (De Quervain's Tendinosis)," "Arthritis of the Hand," "Trigger Finger."

American College of Rheumatology: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "De Quervain's Tendinitis," "Hand Fractures," "Arthritis: Osteoarthritis," "Trigger Finger."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "De Quervain's Tendinitis (De Quervain's Tendinosis)," "Arthritis of the Hand," "Trigger Finger."

American College of Rheumatology: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

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