Nearly 53 million people in the United States have arthritis and more than half of them are over 65. For everyone in that category, going about life’s daily activities can be painful and challenging. In fact, arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the US. While arthritis can strike many parts of the body, being afflicted in your hands can be especially difficult when trying to get dressed or get through basic household chores. Exercise is known to be an important way to lessen arthritic symptoms and ease the pain of swollen joints. On its website,The Mayo Clinic has a useful slide show presentation of simple hand exercises that can reduce pain and increase flexibility in arthritic hands. To view this slide show, Click Here.