If you’re experiencing debilitating pain in your thumb when pinching, writing or opening jars, you’re not alone. Thumb CMC (carpometacarpal) osteoarthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis, is a common condition that affects the joint located at the base of the thumb. This condition can cause pain, stiffness and limited range of motion in the thumb, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
One of the best ways to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by thumb CMC osteoarthritis is to use a thumb brace, like the Push® MetaGrip®, in combination with isometric strengthening exercises. The MetaGrip® is designed to stabilize the joint and provide support for individuals with arthritis. It’s highly durable, comfortable and breathable, made of material that is easy to adjust and customize to fit your thumb.
The MetaGrip® comes with velcro closure straps that can be adjusted for a perfect fit, and it has to be fitted for either the left or right hand. Whether you’re working in the garden, preparing meals, or typing on a computer, the MetaGrip® will stay securely in place and provide the support you need. Plus, it’s easy to clean and maintain. Simply hand wash it and air dry it.
If you or someone you know is living with thumb CMC osteoarthritis and is looking for a way to alleviate pain and improve mobility, the Push® MetaGrip® is an excellent option to consider. Its comfortable and customizable fit and durable design will help you manage your condition and continue performing your daily activities.
And the best way to ensure that the MetaGrip® works for you is to pair it with a hand therapy custom care plan. Our hand therapist at Global Reach OT & PT will assess and educate you on options to alleviate your pain and thumb dysfunction. Call us today to schedule a trial fit of the MetaGrip® and a one-on-one meeting with a hand therapist. Don’t let thumb CMC osteoarthritis keep you from living your best life.