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Posts Tagged ‘CMC Arthritis Brace’

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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.



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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.

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Basal Joint Arthritis

October 21, 2015

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Arthritis at the carpal-metacarpal joint is a common reason for thumb pain.   Thumb strength and motion is needed for so much of what we do: typing, tying a shoe, or writing a note.  We use our thumbs a lot.  Basal Joint arthritis is also called CMC (Carpal-metacarpal) arthritis.  And it develops when the cartilage on the surfaces of the bones that form the thumb joint wears away and the metacarpal bone begins to slip out of the joint. This loss of alignment often creates the appearance of a bump near the wrist.

Basal Joint Arthritis usually starts in people in their forties and fifties.  Some people don’t know they have it because there’s a tendency to alter their activities so thumbs don’t hurt so much.  Unfortunately this type of compensation can result in a cycle of diminished use that makes the thumb and hand progressively weaker.

Basal thumb arthritis is almost always occurs in both hands.  A low-profile thumb brace, like the CMC Arthritis brace can help with thumb pain a lot.