Arthritis of the Hand & Wrist Katy TX
Have you noticed progressive pain and stiffness of your hand or wrist? A common cause of these symptoms is arthritis, a degenerative condition affecting the smooth cartilage surface of your joints. There are many types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. All types can progress to disabling pain, stiffness, and joint instability.
While there is no cure for arthritis, multiple treatment options exist for your symptoms. First line treatments include splints, anti-inflammatory medication, and activity modification. For more advanced and symptomatic cases, steroid injections can be of significant benefit. In cases where conservative options have been exhausted, surgical intervention may be warranted. Our hand surgery specialists will discuss with you these options and collaborate with you and your other physicians to determine the best treatment plan in your unique situation.
If you think you may have arthritis of the hand or wrist, please contact our office at 832-232-HAND (4263) to see Dr. Das or Dr. Stephenson.