Do You Have a Sore Thumb or Thumb Osteoarthritis?

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Do you have thumb osteoarthritis or thumb instability? Unfortunately, this can cause a lot of problems in daily life. Activities such as writing, opening jars and turning keys can be painful.

Arthritis is a disorder in which the cartilage of the joints becomes worn or inflamed. In a healthy joint, the ends of the bones are covered with cartilage. This allows the bones to move smoothly and painlessly over each other. In osteoarthritis the cartilage wears away and the bones rub against each other. Movement or pressure, for example pinching, then becomes painful. In the hand, osteoarthritis often develops in the basal joint of the thumb (the carpometacarpal joint). The cmc-1 joint is very mobile and makes it possible to grasp things with your thumb and forefinger. The thumb controls an estimated 40% of hand function, so osteoarthritis of the cmc joint can result in major hand use limitations. Cmc-1 osteoarthritis, often in combination with softening of the ligaments, leads to functional instability. This causes symptoms such as pain, impaired hand function, loss of strength and stiffness.

Heavy stress on the thumb and changes in weather (temperature or humidity) can provoke pain. As the osteoarthritis gets worse, the slightest movement becomes painful when this occurs, you need firm support to keep up your day to day activities. The PUSH Ortho Thumb Brace CMC provides just the support you need.

It is a slim, attractive and low-profile support. It is comfortable and easy to wear, during virtually any activity. The brace holds the thumb in a functional position and offers support where and when it is needed, yet allows full freedom of motion. So, if you have a sore thumb and want to find a solution head to www.comfortdiscovered.com

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