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Arthritis

Posted 9th of November, 2015

Arthritis is a common condition affecting many joints of the body. It can be caused by damage to the joints through wear and tear as we age, previous injuries and various autoimmune diseases.

A common joint for arthritis to affect is the base of the thumb. Hand therapy can be very effective in managing pain associated with arthritis. Treatment usually includes a mix of splinting to support the joint and relieve pain, exercise programs and advice on modification of daily activities.

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