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Arthritis Of Hand

Arthritis Of Hand

Arthritis Of Hand is a condition that can affect multiple joints in the body. It is also popular by the name of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is the result of an auto immune response (when the body's cells attack its own tissues). It can cause pain, swelling, inflammation, restriction of movement and destruction of joint surfaces. We are operating our clinic at various location in UK like Manchester, Chelmsford, Chester and London, you can choose the location as per your ease. You can simply Book an Appointment for more information about Arthritis Of Hand surgery by filling out the form on this page or you can call.

 Signs and symptoms of arthritis of hand may include

  • The joints may be warmer and show color changes related to the inflammation.
  • Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity.
  • Tender, warm, swollen joints.
  • Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite.

Early arthritis of hand tends to affect your smaller joints first - particularly the joints that attach your fingers to your hands and your toes to your feet.

As the disease progresses, symptoms often spread to the wrists, knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders. In most cases, symptoms occur in the same joints on both sides of your body.

Preparing For Your Arthritis Of Hand Surgery

Before you have your surgery, there are a few preparation tips that we recommend. These will help you through your recovery. It is important to follow your surgeon's pre and post-op advice as this is specific to you. We may refer to a doctor who specializes in the treatment of joint problems (rheumatologist) for further evaluation. May Doctor ask for detailed descriptions of your symptoms and information about medical problems you've had in the past.

Post Operative Activities

  • You'll be in the hospital for a few days. You can expect some pain and soreness, but medicines will help control that.
  • Learn your physical therapy plan and stick with it when you get home. Don't lie around. Practice walking every day.
  • Within 3 to 6 weeks, you should be getting back to normal activity that's not too hard. Around this time, you'll see your orthopedic surgeon again to check on how you are healing.

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Frequently Asked questions

The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis takes place in a multidisciplinary environment, in which a Consultant Rheumatologist, a Consultant Hand Surgeon, a specialist Rheumatology Nurse and a Hand Therapist collaborate to provide individual care.
Experts don't know the causes of many forms of arthritis. However, we do know that gout is caused by too much uric acid in the body. Sometimes specific infections can also cause arthritis.
Anyone can get RA. On average, every 1 in 100 people have RA. It is not related to age, as patients from 6 months of age to over 80 years old can develop RA for the first time. The peak age to develop RA is in the fifth decade. More women than men develop RA.
While almost any joint can be affected by RA, the most common ones are the small joints in the hands and feet. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, hips, knees and ankle can also all be involved.
RA is a clinical diagnosis made by your rheumatologist based on your medical history and the findings on your physical examination.
Older data suggests patient with RA may die younger than those without RA as well as develop disabilities.
You can reduce your risk of getting some types of arthritis by changing risk factors you can control. Risk factors you can control include overweight and obesity, joint injuries, and smoking.

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