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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.
There isn’t a definite cause of arthritis, but it can sometimes be passed down in the family genes.
- Aching/throbbing pain
- Stiffness in the affected area
- Swelling and tenderness
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.