On this video, Doctor Andrea Furlan explains and demonstrates 9 exercises for rheumatoid arthritis of the hands:
04:56 1 MCP Flexion
06:04 2 Tendon Gliding
09:32 3 Finger abduction
11:11 4 Finger radial walking
12:11 5 Wrist Circumduction
13:02 6 Eccentric Wrist Extension
14:14 7 Gross Grip
14:46 8 Finger Adduction
15:30 9 Pinch Grip
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune inflammatory arthritis that if it isn’t treated it could possibly slowly destroy the joints of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, knees, ankles and feet.
Medication and anti inflammatory weight-reduction plan are a very powerful methods to stop the disease and avoid joint destruction.
Exercises are used together with medications to preserve the function of the joints, to avoid disability, to enhance morning stiffness and to scale back pain.
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Dr. Furlan is a pain specialist in Toronto Canada. She is a physiatrist (specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation). She holds a medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto. She has 30 years of experience helping individuals with chronic pain to improve quality of life.
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