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Arthritis is one of many conditions that can affect the hand. Hand arthritis may be associated with pain, joint deformity, and impaired hand function.
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Hand Arthritis - An Overview
Arthritis can affect any joint, including the hand. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hand arthritis.

Arthritis Hand Photo Gallery
Hand damage and deformity caused by arthritis can include nodules, swelling, stiffness, ulnar drift, contractures, and other problems. See photos submitted by our readers.

Is Hand Deformity From Rheumatoid Arthritis Preventable?
In rheumatoid arthritis, the small joints of the hands and wrists typically are involved. Joint deformity can result.

Hand Osteoarthritis - EULAR Treatment Guidelines
EULAR has issued guidelines for the treatment of hand osteoarthritis, a condition which affects 20% of people over 55 years old.

What Actions Help Preserve Manual Dexterity?
What actions help preserve manual dexterity in people with arthritis of the hand?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Hand Deformity: Is It Inevitable?
Rheumatoid arthritis hand deformity is a common symptom of the disease. Is it Inevitable? Can it be prevented?

Fist Bump May Save Arthritic Hands
People with arthritis are turned off by shaking hands. Not because they are not friendly but rather it increases pain associated with hand arthritis.

What Is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis?
DeQuervain's tenosynovitis affects an area on the side of the wrist near the base of the thumb.

Top Paraffin Wax Baths
Immerse your hands in hot wax and soothe away arthritis aches and pains. Some paraffin wax spas accommodate feet and elbows too.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Test Your Knowledge
The wrist is surrounded by a band of tissue. Between the band of tissue and the wrist bone is the carpal tunnel. How much do you know about carpal tunnel syndrome? Take our quiz.

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Screening Quiz
It's a condition you hear a lot about, but do you understand carpal tunnel syndrome? More importantly, do you have any of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Take our screening quiz.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Prevention Vs. Surgery?
Prevention and surgery are two approaches to dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Step-By-Step
Splinting and surgery are two ways of dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome

20 Tips To Help You Prepare For Surgery
If an arthritis patient can go into joint replacement surgery with a sense of preparedness and peace of mind, the chance of a successful outcome increases. Here are 20 tips to help you get ready.

What Are Osteophytes?
Osteophytes, or bone spurs, are bony protrusions that develop in joints damaged by arthritis. Joints in the hand may develop osteophytes.

Distal median nerve dysfunction
Distal median nerve dysfunction is a form of peripheral neuropathy (nerve dysfunction outside the central nervous system) affecting movement of or sensation in the hand, caused by damage to the distal median nerve.

Tenosynovitis - Inflammation of the tendon sheath
Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the lining of the sheath that surrounds a tendon (the cord that joins muscle to bone). The wrists, hands, and feet are areas that are commonly affected, although it may occur with any tendon sheath.

Spasms - Hands
Spasms are contractions of the hands, thumbs, feet, or toes that are sometimes seen with muscle cramps, twitching, and convulsions (tetany). They can be severe and painful.

Ulnar nerve dysfunction
Ulnar nerve dysfunction involves impaired movement or sensation in the wrist and hand caused by damage to the ulnar nerve.

Radial nerve dysfunction
Radial nerve dysfunction involves impaired movement or sensation of the back of the arm (triceps), the forearm, or the hand caused by damage to the radial nerve.

Claw hand
Claw hand is a condition characterized by curved or bent fingers, which makes it appear like the claw of an animal.

Chapped hands - How to Prevent Chapped Hands
Tips on how to prevent chapped hands.

Hand X-ray
A hand X-ray is an examination involving images of one or both hands.

The Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery. Very extensive resource, from eatonhand.com.

Hand Fractures
Hand fractures are not uncommon. Learn more about the different types of hand fractures, from American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Joint Replacement Surgery Of The Hand
Replacement surgery is one surgical treatment option for arthritis of the hand, from MedicineNet.

MagicOpener Works Like Magic for People With Arthritis
Many people with hand arthritis struggle to open water bottles and pop the lid on cans. The MagicOpener is a must-have.

Hand Deformities
Hand deformities may be caused by an injury or may result from another disorder, from Merck Manual.

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