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Hand Arthritis – Splinting and Adaptive Techniques

Hand Arthritis – Splinting and Adaptive Techniques

Yes, hand arthritis can be treated!

We see people with hand arthritis almost every day at MoveMend. My grandmother told me that arthritis pain means you have lived a good life. While I agree that joint wear and tear is part of living a long robust life, there are ways to prolong the life of joints and decrease pain.

People also ask

  • What are the symptoms of arthritis in the hands?
  • What helps arthritis pain?
  • What vitamins are good for arthritis?
  • What is a good remedy for arthritis pain?

The video above shares some tips to lessen hand pain from arthritis. Hand braces that support painful arthritic joints are also reviewed. If you have questions about what hand brace may be right for you please comment on the video or call us for an appointment.

Schedule an assessment online with our certified hand therapist here.



Written by Aaron Shaw, OTR/L, CHT, CSCS
Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


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  • Amanda Lacey
    September 16, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I can imagine that hand pain is very agitating!

  • Mabel Smith
    September 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    My mother has hand arthritis, but she doesn’t believe it can be helped. I’ll direct her here to seek treatment!

    • Aaron Shaw
      September 23, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      The sooner a hand therapist can assess her hands the sooner she can function with less pain. It’s worth the time to at least meet with a Certified Hand Therapist.

  • Charly Neel
    September 18, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Wow, I always assumed arthritis was a natural part of aging where some people were more prone than others. Watching the video of ways to adjust your grip and reduce likelihood of arthritis has made me very aware of the strain on the nerves in my hands! Thank you!

  • Daniella Gordon
    September 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I didn’t know there were exercises to treat arthritis after being affected. Would something like acupuncture in the hands also help?

    • Aaron Shaw
      September 23, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      There are exercises that specifically target the muscles around the thumb to prolong the life of the joints. Acupuncture may be effective in decreasing the pain of arthritis for some people, although it is not effective in improving the strength of the muscles supporting arthritic joints.

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