Formerly Sturgeon Valley Physiotherapy
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Contact : (780) 809-4920
Our hands are the most flexible parts of our body because of the number of joints. They are also primarily made of cartilage. Both qualities allow our hands to bend, twist and turn in almost any direction. However, this also makes our hands vulnerable to osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints. The cartilage that connects the bones has worn out which causes bones to directly rub each other when the hand moves. Osteoarthritis usually occurs in three parts: the base of the thumb, which connects the latter to the wrist joint, the joint of the hand that is closest to the fingertip, and the joint at the middle of the finger.
Arthritis has been stereotyped with “old age condition”, causing pain, fatigue and weakness in the affected muscles and joints.
There are several types of arthritis. Some can be serious and life-threatening due to their effects on the body. One such type of arthritis is ankylosing spondylitis (AS). This mostly affects the spine, causing it to become inflamed and results in stiffness and pain from the neck down to the buttocks.