written by: Willie Scott
• edited by: Tania Cowling
• updated: 11/23/2011
The loss of mobility of one’s fingers due to rheumatoid arthritis is one of this disease’s worst debilitating and painful effects to overcome. What is the best treatment for arthritic fingers? There are numerous treatments to combat the pain and immobility of arthritic fingers and increase mobility.
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When rheumatoid arthritis affects the fingers, they can become swollen and painful, accompanied with a loss of a major part of their mobility and functionality. This is particularly frustrating to the sufferer as the fingers are used for numerous everyday tasks from buttoning garments to locking the house door.
However the following sections examine some of the remedies to combat these deformities, the first section providing an overview of the finger joints normally affected by arthritis.
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Overview of the Finger Joints Affected by Arthritis.