How to improve daily life for patients with hand osteoarthritis

An interdisciplinary approach is popular

A personally tailored session with allied health professionals can improve grip strength and make for happier patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA), a study shows.

older woman's hands

In the Austrian trial of 151 people attending a rheumatology outpatient clinic for hand OA, patients were randomised either to a combination intervention tailored to their individual needs or a placebo intervention with a massage ball.

Allied health professionals such as nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists or dieticians with at least two years’ clinical rheumatology experience

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