Arthritis is derived from two words; a Greek word ‘Arthron’ and Latin word ‘itis’ meaning joints and inflammation respectively. Arthritis is the inflammation of joints which is the major cause of disability in people of old age. The common symptoms of the arthritis are pain and stiffness of joints. There are various types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Various joints can be affected by arthritis including small bones of hands and wrist, which is the most common type of arthritis. Arthritis in hands can affect are daily life activities. It can cause the swelling of the affected area, pain, temperature rising of the affected area, shape changing of the joint, crepitation and cysts.