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
- Pain, swelling and stiffness in one or multiple joints.
- Morning stiffness in and around the affected joints lasting at least one hour.
- Pain and stiffness that worsens with inactivity and improves with physical activity.
- Reduced range of motion.
- 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.
- Heat and cold.
How do you know if you have arthritis in your wrist?
Common signs and symptoms of arthritis of the wrist include:
- Joint pain and swelling around joints.
- Difficulty gripping objects.
- Limited or reduced range of motion such as problems washing, combing hair, or brushing teeth.
- Grinding, clicking, or grinding sound when you move.