(HealthDay News) — Arthritis is a collection of joint diseases that affect more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States.
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To manage arthritis of the hands, the foundation suggests:
- Use cold packs to numb the joints and reduce swelling.
- For significant inflammation, heat packs may provide relief.
- Immobilize the hand with a splint or brace overnight.
- Use a grip or similar device if you have trouble grasping or holding things.
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