Archive for September, 2016
Osteoarthritis of the knee is the mechanical breakdown of knee cartilage. Where rheumatoid arthritis is the chemical breakdown of cartilage, osteoarthritis is damage caused by long-term wear and tear.
Years of use causes the cartilage in the knee joint to wear away. As the cartilage wears away, the joint space narrows, and eventually the bones begin to rub together. That’s what causes the knee pain.
Stretching, knee braces, weight loss, and strengthening the muscles around the knee are all effective, conservative treatment options for reducing knee pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
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.