What Is Arthritis of the Hand?
Arthritis in the hands can cause everyday activities, like tying a shoelace, buttoning a shirt, or opening a lid, to be difficult.
Arthritis is worn or damaged cartilage in the joints. Cartilage, a flexible connective tissue, allows a smooth gliding surface for the joints in motion. Worn and damaged cartilage causes the joints to be painful and have restricted mobility. Furthermore, the body tries to produce more fluid in the joint to make up for lost cartilage, which causes swelling and pain in the joints.
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