Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Hands



  • Hands are where many of the very first symptoms appear.
  • RA typically affects the wrist and finger joints.
  • Pain and inflammation can make use of your hands uncomfortable and difficult.
  • Physical deformities can occur if inflammation continues long-term and not controlled well by conventional medication and/or alternative therapies.


What you can do:

  • Hand exercises and stretches
  • Cold and heat therapy
  • See an occupational therapist
  • See a chiropractor
  • Try osteopathy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Cortisone injections using guided imagery


Products to help:

*Note: This is not a full list. See resources below for more information and ideas. None of the links on this page are affiliated for profit in any way.



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