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Treatment for arthritis in fingers

Arthritic fingers cause everything from pain and swelling to deformity, and can greatly affect the way we live our lives because it easily interferes with even some of the simplest of our day-to-day activities. The pain can prove unbearable at times, and the stiffness can lead to a loss of movement, which is why finding an effective treatment option is so important.

The most commonly used treatment for arthritis in fingers is anti-inflammatory medications because they offer temporary relief from the swelling and the pain. While any relief is welcomed, overuse or prolonged use of anti-inflammatory medications can cause gastrointestinal problems, including ulcers. So, while they may be a great way to get a quick break from the symptoms, they are not the best option for the long term and, very important, they don’t do anything to try to correct the underlying problem.

Treating arthritis in fingers can be done effectively by using a few different non-medicinal options that actually offer pain relief and a long term solution.