BASAL JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS
If you suffer from osteoarthritis or severe thumb pain, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.
What is Basal Joint Osteoarthritis?
As we age, osteoarthritis commonly affects the thumb as the joint wears down the carpometacarpal joint where the base of the thumb connects to the hand.
Basal Joint Arthritis can cause symptoms such as:
- Severe pain
- Decreased strength
- Decreased range of motion,
Patients with Basal Joint Arthritis may find it difficult to complete actions such as turning a door knob or opening small containers. Orthopedic Hand & Wrist Specialists often treat this osteoarthritis of the thumb with a combination of splints and prescription medication. Only the most severe Basal Joint Osteoarthritis may require thumb joint replacement.