Remedies for arthritic hands include medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids and analgesics, according to the Arthritis Foundation. To relieve pain, patients can also use hand exercises, such as making a gentle fist with the thumb on the outside of the hand, says Healthline.
Other hand exercises that help with arthritis pain are finger bends, thumb bends and making an "O" shape, as shown on Heathline. Such exercises also help maintain range of motion and flexibility of the hand.
Medications that treat arthritis in the hand and wrist for a specific person depend mostly on the type of arthritis and any related health issues, explains the Arthritis Foundation. Some medications also relieve inflammation, decrease bone loss or slow the progression of inflammatory disease.