Arthritis of the Hand: Part 2

Diagnosis Arthritis of the hand can be diagnosed by examining the hand and by taking x-rays. If the x-ray is normal, sometimes a bone scan can help the doctor diagnose the arthritis in its early stage. Arthroscopy is another way to diagnose arthritis. This is a very invasive procedure and shouldn’t be used for diagnosis […]

Arthritis of the Hand: Part 1

Arthritis of the hand can be very debilitating and can affect daily activities greatly. As mentioned in previous post’s, cartilage is basically the shock absorber of the joint. It provides a surface for the joints to glide over smoothly. Joints affected by arthritis have degenerative cartilage, which means it is slowly being worn away and […]