- Exercises — strengthening and stretching — to reduce symptoms and improve function.
- Hot and cold packs.
- Healthy eating and managing diabetes and cholesterol.
- Weight loss if you’re overweight.
- Smoking cessation.
Can you reverse arthritis in hands?
There is no cure, but healthy lifestyle habits and treatments can help manage your symptoms and keep you active. Non-Drug Treatments: Reducing strain on joints with a splint or brace, adapting hand movements, doing hand exercises or using hot or cold therapy can help to ease pain.
Does stretching help arthritis in hands?
“Stretching is helpful,” says Amy Ashmore, PhD, an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise. Stretching particularly benefits those with arthritis by lubricating joints and enhancing and maintaining range-of-motion.
Should you massage hands with arthritis?
Scientific evidence has shown that a regular hand massage may help ease pain, increase hand strength, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Hand massage can complement treatments for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, and other conditions.