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Self-care for thumb arthritis

jar openingHow you manage day-to-day activities can make a big difference to the impact thumb arthritis has on your lifestyle. Self-care measures that may be helpful include:

Hand exercises

Suitable hand exercises can make a difference. A physiotherapist or hand therapist can provide information about hand exercises.

On the next page: Treating thumb arthritis

Adapted from Health Navigator by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by Plastic Surgery Department, Canterbury DHB. Page created March 2021.

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