What Actions Help Preserve Manual Dexterity?
What Actions Help Preserve Manual Dexterity? Monday September 4, 2006Manual dexterity is the ability to make coordinated hand and finger movements. Manual dexterity may be compromised by arthritis, affecting ability to grasp, manipulate and maneuver objects. What actions help preserve manual dexterity in people with arthritis of the hand? What can help prolong manual dexterity (i.e. splints, supports, hand exercises, paraffin wax baths)? Do joint replacements of the knuckles and finger joints restore manual dexterity? Occupational therapist Pam Vecella and rheumatologist Scott J. Zashin, M.D., share