(of the Hand & Fingers)
Hand & Wrist Diseases & Conditions
Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. It can occur in any joints, and is especially common in the hands, wrists, and fingers. It can occur due to disease or trauma, and can result in ongoing pain and swelling which affects your ability to function normally.
Many forms of arthritis respond well to conservative treatment, and symptoms can be managed with medication and support. However, surgical treatment (such as joint fusion or joint replacement) may be recommended if conservative treatments are not effective.