Opioids are powerful “painkiller” medications commonly prescribed to treat pain after an injury or surgery. They include oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and fentanyl. An unintended consequence of using this medication is opioid addiction, which can happen to anyone.
Swelling, pain and stiffness in the joints are common symptoms for people with arthritis. If you have arthritis, your health care professional may recommend hand exercises to help you improve joint flexibility and range of motion.
While there are specific treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), dietary changes are gaining attention. For example, foods that reduce inflammation may help CTS symptoms.
Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when a tendon near the elbow is subjected to repetitive forces. While this issue may occur in golfers, it can happen to anyone and cause pain that spans from the wrist to the elbow on the inside of your arm.
Morning stiffness lasting longer than 60 minutes is frequent in patients with hand osteoarthritis, and is linked to greater pain, lower function and decreased quality of life, according to data published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.