Hand and Wrist Arthritis Treatment
Osteoarthritis can impact any joint, resulting in inflammation, pain and stiffness. The hand and wrist are prone to arthritis, due to the extensive wear and tear and the number of joints in this area. The wrist has multiple joints, and the hand has over a dozen joints, all of which can be affected by arthritis. Our pain physicians at Caliber Pain™ offer advanced hand and wrist arthritis treatment to give our patients relief at our facility in Manhattan.
There are over 100 types of arthritis, or joint inflammation, but the most common is osteoarthritis. Injury, wear/tear and degenerative factors in the joints in the hand and wrist can all increase the risk of osteoarthritis. Cartilage loss from repeated use or an injury can increase friction in the joints, resulting in more inflammation and deterioration. Osteoarthritis is a slow joint degeneration process that can begin with someone in their twenties or thirties, becoming more noticeable with aging and further deterioration. Symptoms of hand and wrist arthritis include:
- Swollen or tender wrist, finger or knuckle joints
- Aching in the hands or wrists with movement
- Stiffness in the joints, especially in the morning
- Weakness when gripping items
There is not a cure for arthritis, but there are treatment options that can offer pain relief and may slow the progression of this degenerative disease.
Pain Relief for Hand/Wrist Osteoarthritis
Retaining mobility and relieving pain is vital for those with hand or wrist osteoarthritis. Controlling inflammation can help relieve pain and slow cartilage/joint deterioration. Our team at Caliber Pain™ offers a multidisciplinary approach to hand and wrist arthritis treatment. Combining interventional treatments with regenerative medicine can offer quick pain relief and long-term function benefits. Treatment plans may include corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, regenerative medicine and other innovative treatments.
Retain hand and wrist dexterity, and relieve osteoarthritis pain by seeking treatment at Caliber Pain™. Contact our medical clinic in New York City to schedule your consultation with one of our pain specialists.