Unfortunately, no cure has been discovered or developed for any type of arthritis in the fingers. However, options are available that may relieve your discomfort and symptoms.
Certain medications may be prescribed to treat and manage the symptoms of arthritis.
These include the following:
* Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium.
* Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
* Oral steroids or steroid shots to reduce inflammation.
* Cortisone injections.
Home remedies your doctor is likely to suggest include these.
These help keep the ligaments and tendons in the hands flexible and may also help reduce pain.
Hot and cold therapy
Applying ice packs for about 10 minutes at a time reduces swelling. Make sure to cover the ice pack with a cloth to prevent skin damage.
Capsaicin contains a compound that eases pain. You can make your own at home by adding 2 to 3 sprinkles of cayenne pepper to 2 to 3 teaspoons of olive oil.
While there’s not really a cure for arthritis in the fingers, treatments mentioned here will help prevent arthritis from worsening over time. And of course, the sooner you begin treatment, the faster you’ll find relief while slowing the progress of arthritis in your fingers.