The hand and wrist have multiple small joints that work together to produce motion, including the fine motion needed to thread a needle or tie a shoelace. When the joints are affected by arthritis, activities of daily living can be difficult.

Over time, if the arthritis is not treated, the bones that make up the joint can lose their normal shape. This causes more pain and further limits motion.

Don't wait another day hoping the pain will go away, make an appointment with OSS Burbank's Dr. Raymond Raven. Dr. Raven is a proponent of conservative care including bracing, splinting, casting, injections, medications, and therapy. Though, if surgery is required, Dr. Raven is recognized by his peers as one of the best in the region.

Read more here: Arthritis of the Hand