Harvard Men's Health Watch
Getting a grip on hand osteoarthritis
Can you do anything about hand and finger joint pain? Everyone experiences the occasional painful hands and sore fingers, but when osteoarthritis strikes, it can put a hold on many aspects of your life. “As osteoarthritis progresses, you may lose some hand mobility, like the ability to grasp and hold objects,” says Dr. Robert Shmerling, clinical chief of rheumatology at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and senior faculty editor at Harvard Health Publishing.