How to Remove Arthritic Nodules From a Hand

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How to Remove Arthritic Nodules From a Hand
Talk with your doctor about options for arthritic hands. (Proud to be American image by painless from Fotolia.com)

Arthritic nodules are caused by inflamed joints. Usually, if you have it in one hand you will have it in both. It is most common in the wrist and knuckles. According to Pub Med Central, there are very few treatment options for rheumatoid arthritic nodules. Occasionally the nodules go away by themselves. Assh.org says, surgical interventions may be needed to maximise function and minimise deformity, which may include removing nodules that are putting pressure on the joints and tendons. (Reference 2) There are other options you can also try to remove arthritic nodules from your hands.

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Things you need

  • Prescription medications
  • Vitamin D supplements

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Instructions

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    Talk with your doctor about prescription medications, both oral and gels, to treat arthritic nodules.

    How to Remove Arthritic Nodules From a Hand
    There are medications to help arthritic nodules. (medication image by egirldesign from Fotolia.com)
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    Injections of steroids can reduce the size of the nodules and bring relief in some cases.

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    Therapy can help. Some people have had help from soaking or exercising hands in warm water, having splints applied or hot and cold soaks. These therapies not only make it feel better but will help inflammation and muscle spasms.

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    Eat right. Oleic acid, a omega fatty acid, will help because it helps keep inflammation down. You will find it in olive oil, fish, nuts, fruits, garlic, herbs, chocolate and tea.

    How to Remove Arthritic Nodules From a Hand
    Foods rich in oleic acid can help reduce inflammation. (Bottle of Olive Oil image by kellykramer from Fotolia.com)
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    Take vitamin D supplements. According to Pub Med.gov, a greater intake of vitamin D may be associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

    How to Remove Arthritic Nodules From a Hand
    Vitamin D supplements may help with arthritic nodules. (vitamin capsules image by Edsweb from Fotolia.com)

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