Wrist and Hand related pages:
Osteoarthritis of the wrist and hand is the gradual wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. This leads to the two bones of the joint rubbing together causing pain.
Patients who have had previous trauma or wrist and hand surgery are most likely to develop osteoarthritis in later life. Symptoms include swelling, stiffness, aching and sharp, stabbing pains.
Download the osteoarthritis exercise sheet on this page.