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Monday, March 2, 2015
Rehab for RA
I have RA and my fingers are tilting towards my thumb. Is there any thing that I can do to straighten them or prevent them from getting worse?
Some suggestions are as follows:
- You may want to visit with an occupational therapist; certain braces or splints could be designed to help keep your fingers straight, or at least prevent additional curvature.
- The most viable options for RA of which we are aware are heat and, in some cases, gentle stretching exercises. We would encourage you to consult a physiatrist (MD specializing in rehabilitation) and/or an occupational therapist to discuss these in greater detail.
Stephen J Page, PhD
Director of Research, Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati