Arthritis is a hand condition that can affect anyone and has different types. MP Joint Arthritis occurs due to the loss of cartilage at a joint, which can be a result of regular wear and tear, an injury, or a medical condition. It may cause a shift in the fingers towards the pinky side, along with pain, swelling, and limited motion.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that involves cartilage loss at the joints, causing bony nodules, swelling, aching, and bumps, which can make it challenging to perform activities like opening jars or turning keys.
Psoriatic Arthritis may develop in patients with psoriasis, causing swollen fingers, fingernail deformities, skin rashes, and deformity at the end of the finger.
Rheumatoid Arthritis typically affects both hands, causing a soft lump on the back of the hand, bent middle finger, firm nodules along the fingers or elbow, and numbness or tingling due to swollen tendons.
Shoulder Arthritis is most common in people over 50 years of age and may cause pain and limited motion that worsens with activity. Thumb Arthritis occurs with age, causing pain and weakness with pinching and grasping, and making activities like opening jars, turning doorknobs or keys, and writing painful.