Treatment for Arthritis in Hands and Fingers in Houston, TX
If you have arthritis in your hands or fingers, you may be able to find relief from your pain by seeking treatment at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas. Conveniently located in several locations throughout Houston, Texas, our physicians specialize in treating all types of conditions that affect the fingers, hands, and wrists, including arthritis.
Arthritis is a condition that causes pain in the joints, which can occur when cartilage and other soft tissue wear down in these areas (osteoarthritis), or if the soft tissue becomes inflamed (rheumatoid arthritis). Over time, arthritis can result in symptoms of pain, tenderness, stiffness, swelling, or limited range of motion in the joints of the fingers and thumbs.
At Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas in Houston, TX, our physicians perform a physical exam and an imaging scan such as an X-ray to diagnose arthritis in the hands. While there is no known cure for arthritis that can restore soft tissue that has been lost in the joint areas, there are numerous treatment options that can help alleviate symptoms, especially with an early diagnosis. These include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or aspirin
- Physical therapy to learn strengthening and stretching exercises
- Using assistive devices such as canes or splints to prevent joint strain
- Surgery (in severe cases) to repair or replace a damaged joint
If you’re dealing with arthritis in your hands or fingers, or are experiencing any unusual symptoms in your hands, contact Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas today to schedule an appointment. Our physicians can determine the cause of your symptoms and help you find the relief you need. We have offices located throughout the greater Houston, TX, area, for your convenience.