Rheumatoid arthritis is an extremely painful condition where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints.
Over time this can lead to destruction of joint surfaces and cartilage, meaning hands and feet become disfigured, difficult to use and ever more painful. There is no cure, and treatment is focussed around controlling symptoms and trying to prevent ‘flare-ups’ of the disease. Often this involves............... Click here to download the full newsletter (PDF)
The wrist may be a small area of the body, but with such complex movements at this joint, structurally there is quite a lot happening. Did you know for example your wrist and hand together comprise of 27 bones! Your wrist is made up of eight pebble-like bones called carpals. These articulate with the radius bone, one of the bones of your forearm. On the far end of your wrist, the carpal bones articulate with the five long bones called the metacarpals that make up the palm of your hand.
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