@suez Id like to also welcome you to connect we are a caring group. I have osteoarthritis in my hands it is getting worse now . When I first wake up my hands are stiff and of course painful. I soak them in warm water for a while which brings the blood to the service ,then I use EMU salve rub it in till it disappears this really helps use it according to there instructions , twice a day for 2 weeks then as needed . I also take my pain medicine when needed . But the hot water really helps .