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Health Tip - Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?

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HealthDay News -- Arthritis can affect the many small joints in the hands, making daily tasks difficult and painful.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these warning signs of hand arthritis:

  • A dull or burning pain in the hands, particularly after gripping or grasping large or heavy objects.
  • Stiffness and pain that often appears in the morning. Or, pain that interferes with daily activities, such as opening jars or bottles.
  • Swelling of the hand's joints.
  • Joints that feel warm to the touch, or cysts forming on the joints.
  • A grating or grinding sensation in one or more joints, or a feeling of instability or looseness.

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