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    Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    December 14, 2020 at 8:32 pm · · 0 comments

    Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a body-wide condition. But, it commonly affects the hand and wrist. Inflammation causes swelling and pain in the wrist and finger joints. Grip strength can also be weakened. The pain can be debilitating. This can interfere with daily tasks, like getting dressed and work. Knowing how to manage pain will improve your life.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Progression (RA)

    September 11, 2020 at 7:41 pm · · 0 comments

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Progression (RA)

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects everyone differently. The symptoms can vary across people. They can be mild, moderate, or severe. There is no timeline for the progression of RA. In fact, it’s known to worsen over time, especially without treatment. However, there are known stages of RA. And some treatment can actually slow rheumatoid arthritis progression! Therefore, allowing you to focus on pain management.

    Top Reasons for Hand Pain

    March 2, 2020 at 8:17 pm · · 0 comments

    Top Reasons for Hand Pain

    Hand pain is not uncommon. Accidents and underlying health conditions can cause pain. In most cases, the symptoms can be treated. When you know the cause, you can ease your pain. Many things can cause hand pain. Some hand conditions are more common than others.

    Foods That Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Pain

    February 3, 2020 at 8:32 pm · · 0 comments

    Foods That Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Pain

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects millions worldwide, and there is no cure. Inflammation is known to worsen symptoms. However, inflammation is something you can control. As a matter of fact, the right diet can reduce inflammation and ease symptoms.

    Arthritic Friendly Gift Guide

    December 3, 2019 at 3:59 pm · · 0 comments

    Arthritic Friendly Gift Guide

    Tis the season of giving and chances are you either know somebody that has arthritis or you have it yourself. Arthritis is the number one cause of joint pain. It affects millions, so it is highly probable that you are familiar with arthritic joints in some way. The inflammation associated with this condition causes joint degeneration and pain leading to decreased mobility.

    6 Tips for Preventing Hand Arthritis

    May 13, 2019 at 9:09 am · · 0 comments

    6 Tips for Preventing Hand Arthritis

    OK, truth be told, hand arthritis isn’t always preventable. Actually, no arthritis is. There are factors that play a key role in arthritis though, and they are out of your control. Factors such as age, family history, and gender. Nonetheless, there are steps you can take towards preventing hand arthritis.

    There are hundreds of different types of arthritis. In fact, different types of arthritis affect the hands, such as:

    • Osteoarthritis (OA)
    • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
    • Juvenile arthritis (JA)

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It can be a chronic or long-term condition. Where rheumatoid arthritis (RA,) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints. And then there is juvenile arthritis (JA,) and this type occurs before the age of 16.

    Many different joints can be affected, including wrists, fingers, knees, hips, and ankles. However, arthritis can affect any joint in the body. And unfortunately, hand arthritis isn’t always avoidable. Although, there are still some healthy habits you can practice to reduce your risk.

    Tips for Preventing Hand Arthritis

    Maintain a healthy weight: can help fight off osteoarthritis.

    Don’t smoke: or quit smoking. Not smoking reduces your chance of developing RA.

    Avoid injury: Whether playing sports or at your tedious job, always take precautions to avoid injuries.

    Practice good posture: If your job requires you to type all day, practice good posture. Sometimes, it is necessary to get an ergonomic wrist cushion or keyboard to support your wrist.

    Keep your ligaments flexible: Moving your hands and fingers will keep your ligaments and tendons limber. This can increase the function of synovial fluid.

    Hand & finger exercises: Try hand and finger exercises regularly. This will help to strengthen muscles, relieve stiffness, and keep your joints limber.

    Most treatments for arthritis, however, are aimed at early recognition and preventing hand arthritis. Therefore, we must know how to prevent hand arthritis.

    For a preferred hand specialist call us today at 888-409-8006. Our offices are conveniently located throughout South Florida.