Getting treatment early is the key to a pain-free life, especially when it comes to arthritis. Many people do not know the cause of their discomfort and simply live with the pain. Knowing what to look for can help you or a loved one realize that it is time for a visit to the Florida Hand Center.
Signs to look for include pain in the joints which is worse with activity and sometimes relieved by rest. Other signs of possible arthritis are swelling, stiffness, or a grinding sensation in the joints. The grinding sensation is noted when the joint cartilage is worn away.
This can cause joints to dislocate or limit the functionality of the affected area as well as stiffness and/or pain. So be aware of possible conditions and get treatment early if you feel that you may be experiencing any of these symptoms.