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
- Cortisone injections using guided imagery
Products to help:
- Arthritis Gloves
- Wrist wraps
- Metatarsal ulnar splints
- Oval 8 ring splints
- Cell phone and tablet accessories- PopSockets, ring grips.
- Computer- Dragon Speech Recognition
- Kitchen tools- wide-handled utensils, Dycem grip
- Office supplies –ergonomic pens
*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.