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If you are experiencing pain, swelling, discomfort, or dysfunction of the joints, anywhere from your hand to your fingers, you’ve come to the right place.


Living with a rheumatological condition like arthritis can be challenging, as it often causes pain, stiffness, and difficulty with everyday activities that most of us take for granted.

Treatment for arthritis should include more than just medications; through exercise, education about proper movement techniques, range-of-motion exercises, splinting or braces (if needed), occupational therapists skilled in hand therapy can help bring relief to individuals

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Do you experience regular pain and stiffness in your hands, making it difficult to move them freely? If so, this may be a symptom of hand arthritis. Hand arthritis is an umbrella term for several rheumatological conditions that create inflammation and swelling around the joints – including the small bones of the hand, wrists, fingers and thumbs. Not only can these conditions cause considerable discomfort; they can also interfere with everyday activities like eating, dressing or writing. Understanding the common symptoms associated with hand arthritis helps diagnose and treat affected individuals early to reduce further damage.

Call us on 1300 762 227 for an appointment, or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button below.

Our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have extensive knowledge and experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing your hand and upper extremity – your shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand – injuries or conditions, so you know you’re in good hands.

The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment and treatment of hand arthritis. With a reputation endorsed by sporting organisations like the Melbourne Football Club, Action Rehab is the smart choice for treating different rheumatological conditions.

Get on the road to recovery, so you can do the things you love.

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DIP and PIP Joint Arthritis

This is characterised by painful, stiff and achy fingers caused by degeneration of the joint.

Ulnar Drift

This may be due to the presence of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA can cause the erosion of tendon and joint cartilage and results in your fingers being pulled towards your little finger (ulna side) of your hand.

Swan Neck Deformity

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Mallet Finger injuries are the most common cause of a Swan Neck deformity as the hyperextended PIP becomes degenerate.

Wrist Arthritis

Also known as Lateral Epicondylitis is inflammation of the tendon that extends the wrist. Tennis elbow patients can present with stiffness, difficulty of movement, pain and weakness when performing simple gestures or actions such as opening jars, shaking hands or opening doors.

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Finger Arthritis

This can occur due to different reasons. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is caused by the body attacking itself, while Osteo Arthritis (OA) is a result of wear and tear. Both types cause pain, swelling, and cartilage degeneration. Our Hand Therapists at Action Rehab treat many patients with OA, which is often caused by repetitive tasks such as gardening.

Thumb Arthritis

This is a common condition that can cause significant pain in the carpometacarpal joint. Symptoms include a painful "ring" around the base of the thumb near the wrist, which can be triggered by heavy gripping, pinching, pruning, or typing. Gardening is a common cause of the pain.

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Call us on 1300 762 227 for an appointment, or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button below.


At our clinic, we provide hand therapy to address the common rheumatological conditions that are linked to arthritis and related chronic hand pain. Our team of highly-qualified hand therapists can help treat these conditions through various methods such as splinting, education, heat therapy, strengthening exercises and range of motion exercises. We strive to create an individualised hand treatment program to improve hand function and reduce the disability caused by hand arthritis for our patients

To make an appointment, enquire, or find your closest location call us on 1300 762 227 or schedule an appointment online.
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Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb, including mallet finger. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.