6 Best Treatments For Hand Arthritis (2024)

Do you get frustrated with that dull aches and the occasional sharp pain in your hands?

Or maybe you get to experience that morning stiffness?

Don't worry. I get you.

What you’re dealing with is probably a sign of hand arthritis.

But fortunately, there are remedies.

So here are the 6 best treatments for hand arthritis that you can use.

Note: These steps are based on my research and experience with hand arthritis.

#1 – ProJoint Plus

ProJoint Plus is one of the best joint products in the market.

It has a high rate of success in terms of dealing with pain relief.

It also works by preventing future joint problems and cartilage damage.

The product itself is specifically made to decrease any joint problems, which include:

  • stiffness [1]
  • lack of flexibility
  • cartilage damage [2]
  • other types of joint pain

Unlike most joint supplements, ProJoint Plus has an exceptional formula and ingredients.

Both are backed up by studies and they have some excellent production standards.

The supplement contains gelatin pills, that are easier to swallow – compared (to regular tablets).

Lastly, it gives you a win-win deal, as it's incredibly cheap for its level of quality.

It definitely has a great value for the money.

So trust me – you cannot get a better product for your hand pain.


ProJoint Plus is surely the best supplement you can try for your hands.

It's one of the few products that can repair the damaged cartilages inside your hands.

In this way – your pain goes away and your flexibility increases.

Not to mention that it's probably the cheapest product of this kind.




#2 – DMSO Lotion

Nothing could beat an instant relief for the pain in your hands.

This is why DMSO lotions are some of the best treatments you can get.

A DMSO lotion is not your regular pain-relieving lotion.

For one, it is DMSO-based – which means that its relief is instant and stronger pain relief.

Besides, it also lasts a lot longer.

In other words, this type of lotion gives you the following key benefits:

  • Relieves your pain within minutes (or even seconds sometimes)
  • Penetrates your skin a lot deeper than others
  • Its relief lasts a lot

That's because DMSO is as a delivery system that takes the active ingredients closer to their action spot.

In this way, it also increases their absorption dramatically.

In fact – the best proof that DMSO is so effective is that it's FDA-approved.

Very few substances of this type have this feature.

Now, there are only a few DMSO products on the market.

And obviously, most of them are very expensive, given their long-lasting relief.

The product I recommend you is called Arctic Blast:

  • Reduces both joint and muscle pain
  • Works extremely well
  • Helps with flexibility as well
  • It's way cheaper than any other product

So if you're looking for a DMSO-based lotion, Arctic Blast is definitely the product I recommend you.

Its features are simply above those of the others.


DMSO-based lotions are a lot more effective against pain than regular creams.

Arctic Blast is one of the few high-quality DMSO lotions.

Not to mention that it's also cheaper than most.

So it's by far the best product from this category.




#3 – Heating Gloves

When it comes to dealing with hand pains in our hands, stiffness is a common symptom.

So the next treatment from this list is specially designed against this.

One way to relieve pain and stiffness is by using heat:

  • promotes muscle relaxation
  • enhances blood supply to the painful area
  • reduces inflexibility

Unlike most joint supplements, ProJoint Plus has an exceptional formula and ingredients.

Both are backed up by studies and they have some excellent production standards.

As you can guess, there are several options when it comes to heating gloves.

It all depends on your specific needs and the budget you have.

Now, there are 3 factors you should consider when picking the right pair of gloves:

  • Material
  • Comfort
  • Coverage

These elements will play a big role in the heating gloves you choose.

So it's best to get an idea of your daily routine – to make sure that you get the most suitable pair.


Heating gloves are a great way to relieve pain – but their best effect is against stiffness.

There are lots of options out there, so you can pick the ones that suit you best.



#4 – Hand Straightening

This process can seem very hard – as moving your stiffed hands is the last thing you would want to do.

At least not during those painful times.

However, studies proved that straightening your hands and similar routines could actually help you:

  • improve flexibility
  • reduces stiffness and rigidity
  • increases muscle strength
  • supports your hand joints

So simple stretching or opening and closing your hands could be really helpful against your discomfort.

Still, it can be pretty painful for your hands – especially at first.

If that's the case, you could do it slowly at first (until it gets tolerable overtime).

So try to work at your own pace and take your time.

The key is to make it part of your daily routine.

So it's all about consistency and you can get some great results in the long run.

Eventually, you will start to notice that your range of movements gets better and less painful.


Straightening your hands is a great way to improve your pain.

Start slowly, until it gets tolerable and try to include it in your daily routine.



#5 – Ice Packs

This treatment is probably a very classic solution for all types of pain.

Just like heating gloves, ice packs can also ease the pain in your hands:

  • greatly reduce inflammation
  • decrease swelling
  • improve numb and sore areas

Applying ice packs to painful areas with joint pain is great – as it not only decreases inflammation.

Instead, it also slows down the production of joint fluids.

Plus, it distracts your brain from the pain – which may not seem too impressive, but it can help.

Now, it's recommended to apply cold/ice packs on your hands for no more than 20 minutes once.

However, you can do this a number of times within a day – (8 to 10).

So ice packs are a basic and cheap way to temporarily lessen that pain.

And the best part is that you can do it at home – using:

  • a bag of frozen vegetables
  • gel packs from your nearest drugstore
  • a towel

Applying ice packs is very easy – and most importantly, very effective.

But you shouldn't use this remedy for more than 20 minutes at once.



#6 – Turmeric Lotion

The last but not least treatment for hand pain is using a turmeric lotion.

And you’re lucky, because not everyone knows this special recipe.

So make sure you have a pen and a piece of paper around.

Now – in case you haven’t heard about it, turmeric is a common spice in Asian cuisines:

  • contains an important compound (curcumin)
  • curcumin has some strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • so it basically reduces chronic hand pain

Now, turmeric/curcumin has the best effect when taken internally.

But the #1 treatment from this list (ProJoint Plus) already contains a good dose of turmeric.

For this reason, you can also apply turmeric on your painful hands.

You already got that pen and paper?

Here’s a recipe that combines several anti-inflammatory ingredients that have the best pain relieving effect.

You basically need a tablespoon of the following ingredients:

  • Turmeric powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ginger root powder
  • Coconut Oil
  • Honey (optional)

How to prepare the lotion:

  1. Melt the Coconut oil until its liquid.
  2. If you used honey, make sure it’s also liquid.
  3. Add the three powders: Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, and Ginger Root.
  4. Mix them together until a smooth solution appears.
  5. Let it rest and cool for at least an hour.

When it’s ready, you can apply it several times a day – whenever your pain is too strong. 

However, I advise you to use it about 2-3 times/day (or your body may start to tolerate it too fast).


Turmeric has some major anti-inflammatory benefits for your body.

So combining it with other ingredients in a lotion can reduce your pain tremendously.



Final Thoughts

So what are the best treatments for your hands with arthritis?

As I said, we've got you covered.

Make sure to try these 6 treatments – as they have proved to be the best throughout the years:

  1. ProJoint Plus
  2. DMSO-based Lotion
  3. Heating Gloves
  4. Hand Straightening
  5. Ice Packs
  6. Turmeric Lotion

So why endure this pain when there are such easy solutions?

Since most of them are extremely easy to use – why not give them a try?

Your hands will definitely thank you in the end.

best joint


1 – https://www.nccih.nih.gov/-glucosamine-and-chondroitin

2 – https://www.health.harvard.edu/-blog/2016101710391

Written by 

Oltea Roman is a registered pharmacist with a long experience in the health field. She graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has studies in Cosmetology, Dermatology, Toxicology and several others. She has a 2 years experience as a retail pharmacist. You can connect with her via Linkedin or email.

Last updated: May 15, 2024

2 thoughts on “6 Best Treatments For Hand Arthritis (2024)

    1. Hi Jim, the 6 treatments are explained in this article, what exactly is it that you don’t really understand? Let me know and I will give you more details.

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