How to sign arthritis in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With your hand in front of you and oriented away from yourself, make a small movement shaking your hand side to side a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of arthritis

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of arthritis

End of Sign

Final Frame of arthritis

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for arthritis
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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