€29,95Bekijk en bestel
€26,95Bekijk en bestel
€31,95Bekijk en bestel
€35,95Bekijk en bestel
€59,95Bekijk en bestel
Osteoarthritis is a form of rheumatism, it is the most common rheumatic disorder in the body. For example, around 1.2 million people were diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2015. Within the hand, it is often the joints, in this case the fingers where osteoarthritis is common. Osteoarthritis is most commonly observed in: women, people over the age of 45, overweight and in whom osteoarthritis occurs a lot in the family.
Hand osteoarthritis is a rheumatic disease that can occur throughout the body. It is often thought that osteoarthritis is a wear on the joints or bones. That is why you often hear someone say: "my joints in my fingers are worn ?!" However, the word "worn out" is not entirely correct. There has been a so-called change in the joints.
An extra piece of insight: a joint is a connection between two bone parts. Cartilage is located against the articular surface of the bone. Cartilage is smooth tissue that allows the joint to pivot smoothly. In (manual) osteoarthritis, this cartilage is deformed; it has become thinner and softer. This ensures that the joints move less easily, so that movement in the fingers will feel painful and stiff.
The course of osteoarthritis varies per person and per joint. It may be that you have many complaints in hand, but it may also be that you experience few complaints. What helps to deal with hand osteoarthritis is by informing and being advised by a specialist. They provide advice on medication physiotherapy and medical & orthopedic devices ( ProBrace ).
To support your joint you can use a brace or bandage. Do you have osteoarthritis in your hand? Then choose a hand brace or hand bandage from ProBrace. We are happy to advise you on the wrist braces and wrist bandages we offer.
A hand brace offers extra stability for everyday actions. We can advise you the following wrist braces: