Thread: Hand stiffness
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
William Hunter
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Glucosamine is certainly worth a try. Take it for a month or so and see. The common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It's usually worse in the morning, and as you loosen up you generally feel better. Most people enjoy heat therapy but if the combo feels good then do it. Rheumatoid Arthritis affects the hands quite a bit, but that can be characterized with hot and "feverish" joints. One great heat therapy, for the hands especially, is paraffin wax. Twenty minutes of that can make your hands feel like a newborn's.

With OA the phrase "use it or lose it" usually applies, so grip exercises would be a good idea.
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