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What Is an Occupational Therapist, and How Do They Help People with Arthritis?

CreakyJoints explains how occupational therapists (OTs) help people with arthritis according to experts including Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP, rheumatologist at HSS.

A rheumatologist may suggest seeing an OT to help make everyday tasks easier and cut down on the pain, stress, and fatigue that comes with having an inflammatory or degenerative condition.

When it comes to pain relief, Dr. Fields said that OTs may engage in pain-reducing treatments such as wax baths and heated corn husks for painful hands.

Read the full article at CreakyJoints.org.