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Hand Arthritis

  • What is Hand Arthritis?

    Arthritis is a general term for swelling in the joints. Arthritis of the hands specifically refers to swelling of the wrist and/or finger joints, a common cause of pain in the hands.

  • Arthritis tends to occur in older patients or those who have previously injured their hand. Some may have other forms of inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis or gouty arthritis.

  • The symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid (inflammatory) arthritis are similar. These include:

    • Grinding, clicking or cracking feelings in the affected joint with movement
    • Abnormally shaped joints
    • Pain in the affected joint – which may worsen when the joint is used (eg. when gripping heavy objects), but is relieved with rested
    • Pain may become more constant over time – changing from a dull ache to a sharp pain, which sometimes spreads beyond the affected joint
    • Reduced movement in the affected joint
    • Swollen red joints that are tender to touch
    • Weak joints

    People with rheumatoid (inflammatory) arthritis may have longer morning stiffness and more swelling and redness of the joints than those with osteoarthritis.

  • Treatment includes:

    • Exercise to help maintain the strength of the muscles and ligaments to stabilise the joints
    • Medicines:
      1. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis
      2. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness in osteoarthritis
      3. Steroids, injected directly into a joint to relieve pain and swelling
    • Physiotherapy for exercises to stabilise the joint
    • Surgery to correct joint deformity or to replace a badly damaged joint
  • Our Specialists

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    • Chew Yoon Chong Winston

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Hand Surgery Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6690 5690
    • Gan Wei Tat Aaron

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Centre For Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6733 8273
      Clinic:
      Centre For Hand And Reconstructive Microsurgery
      Location:
      Centre For Hand & Reconstructive MicroSurgery
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67339093
    • Lee Yi-Liang Jonathan

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Dr Jonathan Lee Hand, Wrist And Upper Limb Surgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #12-08
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68368382
    • Lim Beng Hai

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Centre For Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
      Location:
      290 Orchard Road #09-08
      Paragon Medical Centre
      Singapore 238859
      Contact No:
      6733 9093
      Clinic:
      Centre For Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6733 8273
    • Peng Yeong Pin

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Hand Surgery Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6690 5690
    • Tan Puay Ling

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Infinity Hand, Wrist & Reconstructive Surgery Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6735 4220
    • Tan Siau Woon Jacqueline

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Advanced Hand, Wrist & Nerve Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-62/63
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6592 5522
    • Tan Soo Heong

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Hand, Wrist & Upper Limb Surgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6737 0177
    • Tan Ter Chyan

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Hand Surgery Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6690 5690
    • Yam Kean Tuck Andrew

      Specialty:
      Hand Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Hand Surgery Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6690 5690

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