Tag: joint pain
Is Ice Good for Arthritis Pain?
So is ice good for arthritis? The short answer is yes, it can be! How Ice Works on the Body Cold constricts or makes the blood vessels smaller in the body. The smaller blood vessels lead to less overall blood flow in a given area of the body that helps reduce swelling and inflammation. If […]
Surgery for Thumb Arthritis: What are the Options?
Jump to: Arthrodesis (Fusion) Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) Total Joint Arthroplasty Trapeziectomy What is thumb arthritis? Our thumbs are used in almost every single daily task. In fact, without our thumbs we would lose over 40% of our hand function. Imagine trying to grasp a mug, open a door handle, use your cellphone, […]
What is the Best Thumb Support for My Arthritis?
Thumb arthritis is very common and affects roughly 30-50% of all people over the age of 50. Wearing a support on the thumb can help to reduce pressure through the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, reduce pain, and allow you to continue to do the tasks that are important to you. When searching for the right thumb […]
Hand Arthritis Keeping You From Exercising? Try These 4 Modifications
Do you have hand or wrist pain that makes it difficult to bear weight through your hands during exercise? Sometimes with arthritis, putting weight through the palm of the hand in positions like downward dog, planks, and pushups can be pretty irritating. Oftentimes, people with arthritis will hold off on exercise with fear of damaging […]
5 Simple Exercises for Shoulder Osteoarthritis
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body including the shoulder joint. If you have shoulder arthritis, one of the best things you can do is exercise. These simple exercises for shoulder arthritis, help to keep the shoulder joint moving and prevent stiffness in the joint. 1. Shoulder Pendulum Key Benefit: Maintain Shoulder Range of […]
7 Daily Hand Exercises for Arthritis
Exercising helps reduce pain and stiffness for people who suffer from arthritis in their hands. Try these 7 daily exercises to move your joints!