Top Treatment for Hand Arthritis
A simple solution for painful osteoarthritis.
Q: What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in my thumb?
A: A recent review of a large number of studies found that a simple splint is the best treatment for osteoarthritis of the thumb. Splints worn over six months were able to cut hand pain in half. Experts aren’t exactly sure why wearing splints seems to work so well, but they think it’s because the splint actually supports the joint and makes it stronger. The splint is easy to wear—it comes with Velcro straps—and is available in most drugstores.—Integrative medicine specialist and Sharecare.com expert Robin Miller of Triune Integrated Medicine in Medford, Ore.