MOVEMENT RESTRICTION ON HAND AND FINGER
Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling disease that affect the appearance and the function of hands and other parts of the body. It often deforms the finger joints and forces the fingers to stop in a twisted position to prevent movement.
Disabilities caused by rheumatoid arthritis can usually be treated without surgery, for example, physical threapy can be done using specia devices or strengthen weakened areas. However, for some patients surgery is the best solution. You should decide whether you will have surgery wşth your surgeon and your rheumatologist.
The wrist and hand can be treated by removing the tissues from the inflamed joints, replacing the tendons or placing artificial joints. Even if you cannot use your hand fully after surgery, you can expect a significant mprovement in function and appearance. It should not be forgotten that surgery does not cure your underlying disease. Rheumatoid arthritis may continue to damage the hand and sometimes require repeated surgery. You may also need to consult your rheumatologist for frther treatment.