Arthritis of the hand joints, and particularly osteoarthritis, is very common with aging. It can cause pain and stiffness of the joints and can affect your ability to do your daily activities. In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from May 8, 2023, Naomi Patel, MD, discusses how to differentiate various types of arthritis of the hands as well as how to treat arthritis, with goals of treating pain and maximizing function. She also reviews both medications and other treatments that can be helpful.
The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, commonly known as the Blum Center, is a relaxed and comfortable place for patients, families and friends to find accurate health information with help from trained staff.