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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.
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.
CMC Arthritis Brace
This is a unique thumb brace specifically designed for thumb arthritis. It positions the thumb to relieve the joint pain caused by the osteoarthritis. It is light, low-profile, hygienic, and easy to put on and take off.
A thumb brace like this can help relieve pain, increase function and quite possibly reduce the amount of pain killers a patient needs to take. This is an inexpensive treatment option for basal joint or CMC arthritis.
What does CMC arthritis feel like. Well, it hurts. Pain is the primary symptom for people suffering with basal joint arthritis. At first the pain usually comes and goes during activity. Once the activity is underway the pain usually subsides and then returns once the thumb is resting. As the CMC arthritis gets worse the pain will become more constant. It will become difficult to grip things and then pain will spread from the base of the thumb to the heel part of the hand.
Once the cartilage begins to erode and the bones rub together there may squeaking or cracking – this is called crepitus.
The joint will become stiff and difficult to move. Warmth and compression can help. Most neoprene thumb braces can provide this.