How is wrist arthritis treated?
With appropriate treatment administered by a professional hand surgeon, many patients are able to manage their wrist arthritis symptoms. Non-surgical options include steroid or cortisone injections, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic medication, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, anti-inflammatory gel, exercises and physical therapy, and changing your movement habits. If these treatments do not help the arthritis improve and it continues to impact your life, surgery may be required. There are several techniques for addressing wrist arthritis.