What Is Hand Osteoarthritis and What Causes It?

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Hand osteoarthritis occurs when inflammation and injury to hand joints cause a breaking down of cartilage tissues. In turn, that breakdown causes pain, swelling, and deformity. Pain and stiffness in your hand joints can make some basic tasks a whole lot harder.


The main causes of hand osteoarthritis is that the cartilage gets worn down. The other possible triggers includes:
  • Age, the older you are, the more likely it is
  • Being women
  • Being white
  • Overweight
  • Injuries
  • Genes
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I have osteoarthritis in my knee man does it .hurt I am only in my 40 they just gave me the shot.well see if it helps don't want surgery.