4 Wrist Arthritis Arthritis is inflammation in the joints and the most common

4 wrist arthritis arthritis is inflammation in the

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of movement and feeling in your arm, including the shoulder and hand can occur. 4. Wrist Arthritis: Arthritis is inflammation in the joints and the most common is osteoarthritis, a condition in which the cartilage, the protective cushioning between the joints, wears out (WebMd, 2017). In arthritis the bones rub directly against other bones. After age 45, more women than men are affected. Other risk factors include being overweight and having a job that causes particular stress to joints. 5. Lupus: Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash. Treatment 1. Medications, including anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs; this treatment might also include injections of pain reliever/steroid combinations. 2. Finger or wrist splints or soft sleeve devices worn during the night or during certain activities 3. Resting the joints 4. Heat treatments such as paraffin baths or cold treatments 5. Topical treatments such as capsaicin cream 6. Performing exercises given by your doctor or occupational therapist
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7. Steroid injections into the affected joints Reference Dains, J. E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. (2016). Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. Mayo Clinic, (2017). Brachial Plexus. Retrieved from: Mayo Clinic, (2017). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Retrieved from: Medscape, (2017). Radiculopathy. Retrieved from: WebMd, (2017). Arthritis. Retrieved from: - the-hand#1
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