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Hand Therapy in RA

MedPage Today—January 17, 2015

MedPage Today reported on a recent study that found rheumatoid arthritis patients who regularly performed hand exercises experienced an improvement in overall hand function.

HSS rheumatologist Susan M. Goodman, MD commented on the study's findings and discussed the importance of hand therapy. "Some RA patients do poorly despite appropriate medical therapy, and hand therapy can be very useful in that setting."

Additionally, Dr. Goodman noted that paraffin baths could also reduce pain and ease stiffness.

This article originally appeared at medpagetoday.com.


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