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Arthritis of the Wrist: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Risk Factors & Treatment

What is Wrist Arthritis?

Arthritis of the wrist is when one or more of the wrist become inflamed and leads to swelling, pain, and stiffness.  It can make execution of daily activities very difficult since it limits movement. 

Types of Wrist Arthritis 

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two types of arthritis that most commonly occurs in the wrist.  Osteoarthritis progressively wears away the smooth articular cartilage covering the joints.  Rheumatoid arthritis is when the body’s immune system attacks the synovium (tissue lining joints and tendons responsible for nourishment) and leads to degeneration of the bones and soft tissue.  Unprotected joints will cause the bones the grind together and is very painful.  

Symptoms of Arthritis in the Wrist

  1. Pain
  2. Swelling
  3. Loss of motion
  4. Weakness
  5. Deformity of shape of the wrist

Causes of Arthritis of the Wrist

  1. Wear and tear over time
  2. Kienbock’s disease

Risk Factors for Arthritis of the Wrist

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Family history of arthritis
  4. History of wrist injury

Treatment of Arthritis of the Wrist

ASTR treats wrist arthritis in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for wrist arthritis.

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