Osteoarthritis in the wrist is one of the most commonly heard injuries. Osteoarthritis is a form of rheumatism . In fact; it is the most common rheumatic disease of the musculoskeletal system. Two other common forms of rheumatism are: soft tissue rheumatism and inflammatory rheumatism. In 2015, 1.2 million people were diagnosed with 'osteoarthritis' by their GP. The wrist joint was one of the most common joints here. Osteoarthritis is most common in: women, people over the age of 45, people who are overweight (obese), an excessive burden on the body and people in whom osteoarthritis is common in the family.
(Wrist) osteoarthritis is a rheumatic disease of the posture and musculoskeletal system. This is a standalone condition, or it develops as a result of joint inflammation or weak ligaments. In osteoarthritis, humanity often thinks of wear and tear on joints or bones. "My joint is worn out" or "I have a worn out wrist" are often heard complaints from the doctor. This is not entirely correct. It is not a worn out joint, but a change in the joint has occurred.
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A bit of theory: a joint is a connection between two bone parts. Cartilage is located against the articular surface of the bone. This cartilage is a smooth tissue that ensures the 'smooth' movement of a joint. In (wrist) arthrosis, this cartilage is deformed; it has become thinner and softer. This causes the joints to move less easily, which is inherent to a painful and stiff feeling in the joints. In this case, the wrist joint.
The course of wrist osteoarthritis differs per person and per wrist joint. You may have many complaints, but you may also experience few complaints. The thing that helps to better deal with wrist osteoarthritis is by informing and getting advice from a specialist. They give advice with regard to medication (doctor), exercise therapy ( physiotherapist ) and medical & orthopedic aids ( ProBrace ).
You can use an (osteoarthritis) wrist brace or an (osteoarthritis) wrist bandage to support your joint. Do you have osteoarthritis in your wrist? Then choose a wrist brace or a wrist splint from ProBrace. We are happy to advise.
First you can get information and advice from a specialist. This can be your (general practitioner) doctor, paramedical specialist (physio, ergo, etc.) or a specialist from ProBrace. They are qualified, have experience and the know-how of osteoarthritis and what is the right treatment for people with osteoarthritis. If you would like to know more specifically about medical & orthopedic aids ( braces , bandages , crutches , walking sticks , walkers , etc.), we recommend that you contact one of our specialists . You can do this by sending an email to [email protected] or calling +31 (0) 85 4011 911.