The wear-and-tear process can affect most joints in the body, including the hand and wrist. Osteoarthritis normally causes no symptoms in many patients. However, some patients may experience symptoms like local pain, stiffness, tenderness, and occasionally swelling in the affected joints.
There is no known cure for osteoarthritis, however there are many treatment options that can help to alleviate osteoarthritis symptoms. Some of these treatments include physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, lifestyle changes. If these treatments do not help to alleviate symptoms, then cortisone injections, joint replacement surgery or joint fusion surgery are other possible options.
by Hand Specialist Malaysia