At The Hand & Wrist Center, our hand specialists can provide non-operative treatments for arthritis of the hand, wrist and lower arm. Surgery is a secondary option when symptoms are not relieved adequately with non-operative treatments and continue to interfere significantly with daily activities. The goal of surgery is to relieve pain while preserving function.

Arthritis Treatments Available

Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis Treatments This joint is the most common site of osteoarthritis of the hand. Symptoms of thumb CMC arthritis include pain, deformity, and limitation of thumb motion. We have non-operative and surgical treatments available to help minimize pain and maximize range of motion.

Finger Distal Interphalangeal Joint Arthritis Treatments There are three joints in each finger and osteoarthritis commonly involves the joints of the fingers. Findings of finger joint osteoarthritis include tender bony deformities associated with arthritic spurs, called Heberden’s nodes, joint angular deformities, swelling, redness, and pain. The Hand and Wrist Center is able to provide therapeutic and surgical options available to help preserve or improve range of motion and alleviate pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand Treatments Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition, which commonly involves inflammation and degradation of joints, particularly in the wrist and digits. For patients with significant joint and/or soft tissue involvement associated with functional impairment and pain, surgical intervention may be necessary and all steps are supported at The Hand and Wrist Center.

Wrist Arthritis Treatments Degenerative and/or post traumatic arthritis of the wrist is a common condition. The Hand and Wrist Center provides treatment and support for mild symptoms including non-operative management may be beneficial; for more chronic and/or severe arthritis surgical reconstructions may be indicated.