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18 06, 2020

Thumb Arthritis. Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.

June 18th, 2020|

Thumb Arthritis. Everything you need to know Within the carpal joints in the wrist, is worth mentioning the Arthritis of the base joint of the thumb. It consist of a degenerative process this level, and more specifically between the base of the first metacarpal bone and the Trapezium bone of the wrist. The repetitive use of this joint take its toll, starting with damage at the articular cartilage and continuing with other structures as bone, ligaments or muscles. The articular cartilage is the structure that allows a proper glide of the bones. This will contribute to a perfecto joint function in our daily living activities. Over the years, possibly favoured by an imbalance of muscles forces, joint stability start to fail and may produce pain and degeneration. A Joint Control Failure? Let's clarify [...]

20 05, 2020

New insights in treatment of Thumb Arthritis according to Kristin Valdes

May 20th, 2020|

Do you Know ReHand App? Treatment of Thumb Osteoarthritis and Pain Hand function can be affected when Osteoarthritis in Carpal-Metacarpal joint (CMC) of the thumb appears. Current evidence support Therapeutic Exercise for managing Thumb Pain as the main treatment. In the National Congress of Hand Therapists of April 2017 that took place in Marbella (Spain), Kristin Valdes (an important Occupational Therapist and researcher) talked about tratment in detail. Press the buttom below to read her research work about hand pathology: Kristin Valdes in Pubmed Thumb Arthritis Factors Based on some articles from 2013 to 2016, she highlighted three main factors for thumb Osteoarthritis appearance: 1. Compressive forces on the Joint between First Metacarpal and Carpal, known as Trapezoid-Metacarpal Joint. 2. Ligamentary instability caused by hiperlaxity of some important ligaments. Volar Ligaments are the [...]

8 05, 2020

Exercises for Thumb Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

May 8th, 2020|

Try ReHand App Now! Exercises for your Thumb Arthritis and Pain One of the main treatment for thumb Osteoarthritis is to exercise thenar muscles. That could releive your Pain and Stiffness in your finger. Watch the video below: How to perform my Thumb Exercises? First Thumb Exercise: First you need a Firm ball for maintain palmar arch 🖐️ with your Metacarpal joint in Flexion and Carpal-metecarpal joint in Abduction👌 Squeeze the ball with less emphasis on fingertip pressure ⚠️  Ball allows an efficient thenar and extrinsic muscles contraction Ask us for ReHand App   Second Thumb Exercise Same position but  2º and 3º fingers relaxed ("Bunny Ears") Ask for isometric contraction squeezing the ball IMPORTANT: thumb rotation /Pronation is noticed  indicates Oponent Pollicis is working  reduces thumb Subluxation Third Thumb Exercise: Specific First Dorsal [...]