Arthritis in the hands

Joint pain and arthritis in the hands

Joint pain in the hands can be extremely frustrating and can stop you from enjoying your usual hobbies and interests, such as playing an instrument or sewing. Joint pain in the hands can often be caused by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can make it painful and difficult to move the affected joints. 

Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the hands can come and go relating to your activity levels. If you are suffering from persistent signs of osteoarthritis you should visit your GP.

Pain in hands

Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the hands can include, but are not limited to;

  • Tenderness in the joints, including knuckles
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • A crackling or grating sound in the joints
  • Range of movement is limited
  • Pain in joints
  • Stiffness in joints

Osteoarthritis in the hands usually affects three main areas. These areas include the base of the thumb, the joints closest to your fingertips and the middle joints of your fingers. The NHS state that your fingers may become stiff, painful and swollen. You may even develop bumps on your fingers which can sometimes remain even after pain subsides. Your fingers may also bend sideways slightly at the affected joints and you may develop cysts on the fingers.

Arthritis is not always the cause for joint pain in the hands and fingers. Other possible causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, lupus, gout and more.. This is why it is always important to visit your GP if pain persists.

Flarin Ibuprofen Relief for Joint Pain

When joint or muscular pain flares, choose Flarin

Flarin 200mg Soft Capsules are indicated for the relief of rheumatic or muscular pain, joint pain, back pain and for the relief of non-serious arthritis conditions, caused by swelling, stiffness and inflammation of joints. It can also be used for the relief of neuralgia (sharp pain along nerves), dental pain, period pain, feverishness and cold or flu symptoms.

Flarin capsules are manufactured in a different way to liquid capsules. Rather than dissolving ibuprofen in a watery liquid the ibuprofen is formulated with LIPIDS which are absorbed differently.

LIPIDS are fatty substances such as oils, butter and fat. LIPIDS are absorbed in your small intestine, unlike LIQUIDS which are absorbed in your stomach.