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Buy the Push CMC Arthritis Thumb Brace

Overview

  • Keeps Skin Cool and Dry
  • Easily Applied and Removed
  • Comfortable
  • Light Weight

 

Description

The Push CMC Arthritis Brace is streamlined and durable.  It is the best choice available for relief of basal joint (CMC) arthritis.  The Push brace is fit by squeezing the imbedded metal insert to snugly fit the hand around the thumb.  It can be worn during household activities and sports like golf or tennis.

Characteristics:

  • Resists abrasion: is more durable than other supports
  • Covers minimal palmar surface
  • Can be worn under a glove
  • Can be washed in a washing machine
  • Will not deform if left in a hot environment
  • Latex Free

 

Indications

  • CMC Arthritis
  • Carpometacarpal Injuries
  • Degenerative Arthritis

 

Sizing

To determine the size Push® MetaGrip® you need, use a soft measuring tape and measure the circumference of your hand just below the knuckles of all fingers except the thumb. Choose one of the three sizes below.

Push MetaGrip Sizing Chart

 



CMC Thumb Arthritis

When cartilage erodes, arthritis can happen.   Without this protective tissue, bones that comprise the joint rub together. Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis happens at the thumb’s base, right at the wrist.   When the ends of bones rub together it causes pain and makes it difficult to grab or pinch.

Basal joint arthritis (CMC joint arthritis) is the most common place for arthritis to affect the hands.  It’s recommended to treat this condition with non-invasive, simple options.

SYMPTOMS

  • Thumb Pain at the base of the thumb.
  • Thumb pain when trying to grip or pinch.
  • The thumb is painful or tender when you rub, squeeze, or touch the base of the thumb.

How to treat CMC Arthritis?

Wearing a splint or brace that positions your thumb can reduce pain. The best thumb braces position the thumb joint.

This is a product that can help.

CMC Arthritis Thumb Brace

 



A thumb brace or thumb splint is an effective way to treat CMC Arthritis, or basal joint arthritis.  The best braces will hold the thumb in a pain-free position.  Neoprene or fabric thumb braces will provide warmth and compression.  Do you experience pain when you pinch, like when you’re using a key or a pen?  Is the area around the base of your thumb tender when you press on or around the joint?  A brace may help.  A thumb brace is an inexpensive treatment alternative to surgery or medications.

Learn more about thumb splints.

 



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The CMC Arthritis Thumb Brace is a great solution for people with thumb arthritis who work on a keyboard all day.  The thumb brace provides pain relief while allowing a full range of mobility.

It is a low profile thumb brace, so it doesn’t interfere with typing or data entry.  This brace is easy to clean and easy to wear.

Cut down on your pain medication and try a non-invasive solution for your thumb pain.



Thumb Arthritis

November 29, 2016

thumb pain

Why does the thumb always get the arthritis??  Because thumbs get used a lot, more than any other finger.  Thumb arthritis, basal joint arthritis, CMC arthritis…call it what you want.  The cartilage that protects your bones around the thumb erodes.  This joint is the carpometacarpal joint.

Swelling and hand pain are common.  Also weakness and a decreased range of motion will make it hard to type, use a mouse, or open a jar.

Advanced cases of CMC arthritis can require surgery and medication, while a thumb splint or a CMC Thumb Brace are recommended for milder cases.



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The CMC Arthritis Thumb Brace is an effective and light weight treatment option for basal joint (CMC) arthritis.  This thumb brace is fit by squeezing the embedded metal insert to snugly fit the hand around the thumb.  It can be worn during household activities and sports like tennis or golf.

This thumb brace is low-profile and durable.  It helps keep the skin cool and dry and is easily applied and removed.  It is comfortable and light weight.

Informative Video about this CMC Arthritis Thumb Brace.

How to measure for the CMC Arthritis Thumb Brace.



CMC Arthritis Brace

February 2, 2016

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The CMC Arthritis Brace is a proven and effective treatment option for basal joint arthritis.  This is a light-weight and low-profile alternative to all of the other thumb braces that are available.  This is a more substantial thumb brace than you can buy at the pharmacy, super store, or sporting good retailer.

This thumb brace will keep the skin cool and dry.  It is easily applied and removed.  And importantly it won’t interfere with your daily activities.  Absolutely worth trying.



CMC Arthritis

January 8, 2016

thumb pain

 

People experience thumb arthritis as they get older.  It happens when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form the thumb joint — the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint.

Thumb arthritis is painful.  There can be swelling and decreased strength and range of motion. Simple tasks like turning doorknobs and opening jars become difficult.

Treatment generally involves a combination of medication and thumb braces.  Severe thumb arthritis might require surgery.

Pain occurs at the base of the thumb when gripping, grasping, or pinching something.

Other symptoms can include stiffness and tenderness at the base of your thumb.

 



 

Compression stockings can be difficult to put on and take off.  Finger strength, flexibility, and cognitive abilities can all play a roll.  Often times care-givers are the people that have to apply compression stockings.  The application device pictured above makes quick work of this often difficult task.

Regardless of whether you are applying compression stockings to your legs or you’re helping someone else put on and take off theirs, this applicator makes rolling on and rolling off stockings a much simpler process.

Click here for videos and more information about the Compression Stocking Applicator.



CMC Brace IV

CMC Arthritis is a common problem.  According to a recent study, CMC OA is 3-4 times more likely in women than in men.  Between 1998 and 2012, 1 in 20 women (seniors) had sought treatment for CMC Arthritis.  A small joint can cause a lot of pain.

As arthritis develops in the CMC joint, the thumb takes on a classic posture of deformity.  A bump will slowly develop at the base of the thumb as the CMC joints becomes lax and less tightly seated.  Bone spurs can appear.  When the MP joint collapses the thumb will hyper-extend.

The goal of splinting for CMC arthritis is to reverse the predictable postural deformity of the thumb; seating the CMC joint, lifting the metacarpal head, and opening the web space.  The new CMC Thumb Arthritis Brace is an effective alternative for treating thumb pain and increasing function.  It is easy to use and low-profile.

CMC Brace