If you are experiencing hand arthritis symptoms it is important that you seek the services of a hand specialist who can help you better manage your discomfort.
When patients experience symptoms of arthritis it is due to the inflammation of one or multiple joints.
With over 100 different forms of arthritis, it can develop due to many factors including disease and trauma.
One of the earliest symptoms of arthritis is joint pain.
This can be described as a burning or a dull sensation in your joints and is typically brought on after long periods of use.
Swelling can occur due to the stress placed on your joints as they attempt to compensate for usage.
A common symptom of arthritis in the hands is joints which become warm to the touch.
The warmth is produced as your body’s natural response to joint inflammation.
Many patients notice a grating or grinding sensation due to the damaged cartilage rubbing against each other.
In more advanced cases, your joint may even seem larger than normal as a result of swelling, bone changes, and cartilage loss.
Cysts can sometimes form in the joints at the end of the fingertips.
These cysts may even impact your nail plate by causing a ridge or dent in the area.
What to Do About Hand Arthritis Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, it is important that you see a doctor who can diagnose your arthritis through an x-ray.
Where to Go for Hand Arthritis Symptoms
At Herrera Reconstructive Surgery, we are dedicated to diagnosing your hand issues in order to find the best treatment options to make your life more comfortable.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Herrera, please call Herrera Reconstructive Surgery today at (301)739-7790.