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Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the bones of your hand?

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Dr. Bennett Burns
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: In the joints

Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation.
So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues.

In brief: In the joints

Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation.
So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues.
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Arthritis, either osteo or rheumatoid are very common causes of hand pain.

In brief: Yes

Arthritis, either osteo or rheumatoid are very common causes of hand pain.
Dr. Steven Arbit
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