What Does Arthritis In Your Hands Feel Like?

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How do you know if you have arthritis in your hands?

Symptoms of arthritis in the hands may include:

  • Pain in some or all of the joints, including joints of the fingers, wrists, and thumbs.
  • The growth of bony knobs on finger joints.
  • Numbness in fingers.
  • Swollen, red, or warm joints.
  • Stiffness in the fingers, especially in the morning in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis.

What are the early signs of arthritis?

Signs of Arthritis

  1. Pain, swelling and stiffness in one or multiple joints.
  2. Morning stiffness in and around the affected joints lasting at least one hour.
  3. Pain and stiffness that worsens with inactivity and improves with physical activity.
  4. Reduced range of motion.
  5. Sometimes fever, weight loss, fatigue and/or anemia.

What can I do to relieve arthritis pain in my hands?

Fortunately, there are ways you can ease arthritis-related hand pain, including:

  • Rest and modifying activities.
  • Splinting.
  • Heat and cold.
  • Medication.
  • Injections.
  • Surgery.

How do you know if you have arthritis in your wrist?

Common signs and symptoms of arthritis of the wrist include:

  1. Stiffness.
  2. Swelling.
  3. Redness.
  4. Weakness.
  5. Joint pain and swelling around joints.
  6. Difficulty gripping objects.
  7. Limited or reduced range of motion such as problems washing, combing hair, or brushing teeth.
  8. Grinding, clicking, or grinding sound when you move.