Arthritis of the Hand, Thumb and Wrist
Joints of the hand, thumb and wrist are common targets for arthritis, a disease that causes pain, swelling, and loss of movement in the joints. Arthritis may cause difficulty in performing everyday activities such as holding a cup or a tool. The symptoms of arthritis can be improved with non-operative treatments such as splinting and cortisone injections. In some refractory cases, surgery may be necessary to address the pain.