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Health Tip: Managing Arthritis of the Hands
(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis is a collection of joint diseases that affect more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States.
The joint pain, swelling or stiffness that may come with arthritis can be debilitating, says the Arthritis Foundation.
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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