152019Feb

Best Exercises You Can Do to Relieve Arthritic Hand Pain

While many people experiencing arthritic hand pain may balk at the idea of exercising their hands, the right kinds of exercises may not eliminate the pain or arthritis, but it can help to relieve some of the pain associated with general hand movements. In fact, exercising is a great tool for not only reducing pain but also improving range of motion in your hand and joint functionality. These exercises may help you find relief for your arthritic hand pain. Arthritic Hand Exercises Here are a few hand exercises you can do: Make a Fist Just as the name implies. You begin with your fingers straight, gently and slowly make a fist,…

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232019Jan

Can Arthritis be Detected in a Blood Test?

Arthritis is a catch-all term for conditions that make the hand joints stiff, painful and sometimes swollen or red. In the hands, arthritis can make it difficult to type, button your clothes or perform many other daily tasks. Hand pain is not necessarily arthritis. However, if you have hand pain, you may benefit from some form of hand treatment. Here’s more information about arthritis and hand pain, courtesy of the Florida Hand Center. Hand Pain Causes Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for hand pain, especially in older people. There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, but the two most likely culprits are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and…

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52018Nov

Will Arthritis Show Up in Blood Work?

Arthritis is a common ailment and one that typically presents with pain and stiffness in the joints. But what many people don’t realize is that it’s also an autoimmune condition. As such, it can show up in blood work as there are a number of factors that indicate it may be present in the body. Understanding the Rheumatoid Factor The Rheumatoid Factor (RF) is a measurement based on a group of specific proteins found in the blood. These proteins are only created when your body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues. Because of that, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can show up in the blood. Anytime these proteins are found at more than…

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312018Oct

How You Can Actively Avoid Arthritis

Do struggle with simple tasks, like buttoning shirts, texting on your phone, typing on a computer, braiding your grandchild’s hair? If you have hand pain and wrist pain caused by arthritis, you’re not alone. According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million Americans are living with this condition. This makes arthritis the leading cause of disability! If you’re one of the 1 in 5 adults living with small joint arthritis and have pain and stiffness in your fingers, hands, and wrist, the team at Florida Hand Center would be honored to help you minimize your pain and improve your function. We offer a range of hand treatment options for patients living…

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292018Sep

What Are the Risk Factors for Arthritis in the Hands?

The term arthritis is a generic word for over 100 different conditions. Arthritis can occur in both children and adults and has many different causes. The hands are just as susceptible to arthritis as other joints but arthritis in the hands can cause more disability, simply because the use of the hands is so important in daily life. Here’s what the Florida Hand Center wants you to know about symptoms and possible risk factors for arthritis in the hands. Symptoms of Arthritis in the Hands The most common symptom of any kind of arthritis is joint pain. It is typically worse in the morning and may get better throughout the…

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122018Sep

Is Arthritis permanent?

Having arthritis can mean dealing with a lot of pain, and wanting answers about how to improve your condition. But to get proper treatment, it’s important to remember that arthritis isn’t a single disease. It refers to joint pain and a lot of different types of joint disease. Whether you have small joint arthritis or you struggle with pain in the larger joints of your body, the goals of treatment are to relieve your pain and reduce any future harm. Some types of arthritis cause joint damage, and their re-treatments to slow that progression. How is Arthritis Treated? According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are over 100 different types of…

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62018Sep

7 Hand Exercises to Ease Arthritis Pain

Discover Effective and Individualized Arthritic Hand Treatment at the Florida Hand Center At the Florida Hand Center, our board-certified surgeons recognize that your health is in your hands—literally! We are pleased to offer preventive and therapeutic services—including a free hand screening for you and your loved ones—which can help you get a better handle on your hand pain and dysfunction. One of the most common issues facing our patients is hand pain caused by arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, this is the leading cause of disability among American adults (although arthritis affects as many as 300,000 infants and children, too). Rather than a single disorder, arthritis includes over 100 different conditions which can cause joint inflammation, joint pain,…

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72018Aug

What is the reason for arthritis pain?

Having arthritis pain can be very frustrating. But one of the issues a lot of people also have is not really understanding what’s causing the pain. When they know why they’re hurting they can not only work to feel better, but they can acknowledge the cause more easily. With that in mind, there are reasons for arthritis pain that can vary. Some of that depends on whether you have small joint arthritis or another type because the causes of pain and the treatments that are needed are sometimes different. It’s important to understand your type of arthritis so you can get the treatment that you need to feel better. Arthritis…

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