Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Ilke Coskun Benlidayi

Ilke Coskun Benlidayi
Faculty of Medicine,

  • Review Article
    Non-Pharmacological Management of Hand Osteoarthritis: From A Perspective of Physiatry
    Author(s): Nihan Cuzdan Coskun and Ilke Coskun BenlidayiNihan Cuzdan Coskun and Ilke Coskun Benlidayi

    Hand Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disorder, particularly among female population aged 55 and above. It presents with pain and bony enlargements of the finger joints. Management of hand OA is based particularly on the non-pharmacological methods. These include joint protection education, use of splints intrapeziometacarpal joint OA and thermal agents for relief of pain and stiffness. In this article, a literature review was performed on the nonpharmacological management of hand OA, as a means of updating the current knowledge and revealing the level of evidence regarding the non-pharmacological modalities used for hand OA. Meta-analysis, systematic reviews, reviews and randomized controlled trials were included, whereas single case reports and non-randomized studies were excluded. In non-pharmacological management of hand OA, current evidence supports the beneficial effects o.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000141

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