Returning dexterity to your hands

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are more than 100 different forms.

The hand and wrist have several small joints that work together to enable motion, including the fine motion needed to wind a watch or close a twist tie bag. When the joints are affected by arthritis, activities of daily living can be difficult. Arthritis can develop in many areas of the hand and wrist and can have more than one cause.