The early symptoms of arthritis of the fingers, prevention and treatment

Arthritis of the fingers is a severe progressive disease leading to disability in the absence of proper treatment. This disease is not a lot of older people – this inflammatory process can begin in people of any age.

arthritis of the fingers

As with any other illness, to achieve good effect and completely get rid of arthritis of the fingers, to begin to deal with it as soon as possible. That is why the treatment of this disease should be carried out quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, on time.


What causes arthritis of the fingers, and what is it? Generally speaking, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints of the human body. Inflamed can absolutely any joints, but most often it appears on any of the small joints. For example, is a common disease of the joints of the toes and hands. For the most part, arthritis is a women's disease. According to statistics, men are faced with this ailments in two or three times, rarely women.

The main characteristic of arthritis is inflammation of certain organs. The reasons for its occurrence may be several factors, and depending on that arthritis of the joints of the fingers is of the following types:

  1. Infectious diseases. This reason is called primary in the occurrence of this disease. Disease of the joints of the hands can be a complication of many infectious diseases such as colds, SARS, flu. The risk of complications increases if the patient suffered the disease in the legs. More than any other affected by this complication of people suffering from diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV.
  2. Metabolic disorders lead to the development of non-infectious types of arthritis. This form of the disease typical of the elderly, and suffering from certain occupational diseases or of disorders of the endocrine glands.
  3. The trauma and injuries of the joints, surgery on the joints, hypothermia, create favorable conditions for inflammation and destruction of joint tissue
  4. Equally important is the hereditary factor. Although there is no accurate scientific studies of the genetic method of transmission of the disease, numerous observations confirm the development of arthritis in immediate family.

To determine the type of arthritis of the hands is the most important job, as all species have similar initial symptoms, but the treatment of each of them can vary significantly.

The symptoms of arthritis of the fingers

Causes of arthritis of the fingers can be different, but the symptoms in many cases are similar (see photo). This swelling, swelling. The skin takes on a crimson hue, in the hands of a weakness. It happens that the temperature rises.

signs of arthritis

List the first and main signs of arthritis fingers:

  • patients swelling of the joints;
  • red skin in the affected areas;
  • the increase in body temperature in the period of exacerbation;
  • the dependence of pain syndrome from the seasonal changes — pain often occurs in the cold season;
  • strong pain in fingers, pain increases after a long period of rest;
  • if aggravation appears stiffness, the patient may not even take up any object;
  • the increased pain at night;
  • rheumatoid arthritis occurs symmetric involvement in the defeat of one hand will ache and another;
  • weakness, loss of appetite and sleep.

If the loss was due to infectious arthritis, can occur complications such as inflammation purulent character. In this case, also sometimes worsens the General condition of the organism (increase in temperature of the whole body, malaise, poor appetite).

Treatment of arthritis of the fingers

Depending on what is the cause of arthritis of the fingers treatment is tailored to the individual.

In the case of gout our actions aimed at the normalization of purine metabolism, reducing the concentration of uric acid in the blood, and will help in the uricosuric and urikozuricescie drugs and diet. In rheumatoid arthritis all our efforts are aimed at modulating the immune response, and in the course are immunosuppressants, cytotoxic agents and novel treatment methods such as therapy with monoclonal antibodies.

The leading role in the treatment of arthritis, especially rheumatoid origin, belongs to the basic anti-inflammatory drugs which are prescribed for long-term use (minimum 3 months, maximum lifetime). Drugs of this group are able to inhibit the activity of immunosuppressive cells and to stop the pathologic process, while retaining their long-term effect after discontinuation of the drugs.

To treat arthritis in remission successfully used techniques such as:

  • physiotherapy (electrophoresis, magnetic therapy, UHF heating, etc.);
  • therapeutic exercise and massage of the hands;
  • baths and of an application with the use of therapeutic mud, essential oils, paraffin;
  • acupuncture.

In advanced stages arthritis finger are almost not amenable to medical treatment. The alternative is the establishment of a prosthetic joint by surgery.

folk remedies for arthritis

Folk remedies

Valid in combination with medications and other treatments the treatment of arthritis of the fingers folk remedies: homemade ointments, compresses, infusions and decoctions of herbs, baths. Of course, the mandatory methods to be agreed with the doctor.

  1. Honey has antiseptic properties, and cinnamon has antioxidant properties. A reliable means to relieve pain, it is a honey wrap. One tbsp. of honey mix with 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp dry mustard. The mixture is heated and applied to the joints for 1 hour. Repeated every day. A mixture of honey and cinnamon, 1 tbsp honey and ½ tsp of cinnamon, you need to apply daily on an empty stomach.
  2. Useful when inflammation before bedtime to wind on the sore spot cabbage leaf. To do so you need to considerable relief of the condition.
  3. So as a very important affecting factor is the inflammation, it is possible to prepare a tincture anti inflammatory actions. Five heads of garlic crushed and filled with 100 grams of vodka, 10 days stand in a warm dry place that is protected from the sun. Taken one teaspoon half an hour before meals, three times a day. The use does not end until the infusion of this composition will not end in tar.
  4. Folk healers praised a compress of grated onion. It along with the juice is applied to aching joints and keep at least half an hour. This procedure is repeated several times a day.
  5. Very good for arthritis massage with a mixture of olive oil and celandine. To make it, take elecampane three tablespoons, pour one liter of oil and leave in a dark place for two weeks. After which the infusion should be filtered and use for massage.

All folk remedies can be used only as a preventive and temporary measure. To avoid unpleasant consequences in the early stages of development of arthritis in the joint tissues of the fingers, and should seek specialized help.


To avoid wasting time, effort and money for the treatment of this difficult disease, observe the following precautions:

prevention of arthritis
  • exercise and physiotherapy;
  • strengthen your immune system;
  • follow the body weight;
  • quit Smoking;
  • abstain from alcohol;
  • limit the amount of salt consumed and sugar, and instead eat a few cloves of garlic daily.

You also want to enrich their diet with vitamin E. remember that you cannot lift weights, much to overwork, and to do every day exercises, swim and stretch.