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
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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.