Some remedies for arthritis in the hands include steroid injections, hand exercises and the wearing of splints at night or when engaged in certain activities. Resting the joints is also useful for treating hand arthritis, according to WebMD. For more severe cases of hand arthritis, such as when the movement of joints becomes limited, surgery might be recommended.
Surgery for arthritis of the hands might involve either fusing bones together or reconstructing joints or tissues with implants, as described by WebMD.
Some other nonsurgical treatments include topical creams, such as capsaicin cream, and heat treatments, such as paraffin baths. Hand exercises might involve making a fist and releasing 10 times with each hand.