What is Wrist Arthritis?
Wrist arthritis is a condition which affects the joints in the wrist. There are two types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by the body’s immune system attacking itself, sending antibodies to the lining of the joints; and osteoarthritis which is a result of the degeneration of joint cartilage.
Causes of Wrist Arthritis
There isn’t a definite cause of arthritis, but it can sometimes be passed down in the family genes.
Symptoms and Treatments for Wrist Arthritis
- Aching/throbbing pain
- Stiffness in the affected area
- Swelling and tenderness
We have also collated a list of the 11 telling signs of wrist arthritis which we recommend reading if you are concerned about your wrist health.
Wrist Arthritis Treatment
There’s no cure for arthritis, but there are ways of treating and relieving symptoms. The condition can be stopped from further progressing with medication, and anti-inflammatory drugs or steroid injections. For a full list of the exercises we recommend, check out our blog post: Wrist Arthritis exercises from the experts.