Thumb CMC Restriction Splint for Basal Thumb Arthritis
This cmc splint offers optimal support to the basal thumb joint while allowing full hand function to the user. Constructed of premium grade latex-free neoprene, the thumb cmc brace provides moderate support, warmth, compression, and protection to the basal thumb joint.
The main purpose of the neoprene thumb splint is to provide restrictriction to the cmc joint for thumb strains/sprains, thumb tendonitis, CMC joint arthritis, CMC instability, and more. Doing so will limit the movement of the affected thumb, and allow the cmc joint to rest and heal properly.
The cmc arthritis splint includes two plastic stays for added support and immobilization surrounding the CMC joint. The plastic splint keep the cmc joint in proper position to promote healing and avoid further injury. The plastic splints can be removed for those who require less support over time.
The design of the cmc arthritis brace is ideal for basal thumb arthritis because the thumb splint protects the joint from harmful movements. The wrap around design also compresses the cmc to promote healing.
Patients can adjust the amount of support and compression with the Velcro closure and removable plastic splints. The thumb brace covers the entire cmc thumb joint and wraps around the hand and wrist for added support.
The thumb cmc splint only restricts the thumb, allowing hand mobility while wearing the thumb joint splint. This unique feature allows patients to participate in everyday activities with no restriction of the hand and fingers.
Application of the cmc arthritis brace is extremely simple and non-invasive to the user. One simply slides the affected thumb through the thumb hole and attaches the Velcro strap around the wrist. The cmc joint splint can be worn on either the left or right hand.
Basal Thumb Arthritis in the CMC Joint
Thumb arthritis is extremely common with aging, and occurs when the cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form your thumb joint. This area is also known as the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint.
The cmc joint is located at the base of the thumb, near the wrist and at the fleshy part of the thumb. This joint serves to purpose to enable the thumb to swivel, pivot, and pinch so you can grip things in your hand. This basal arthritis splint is ideal for the cmc joint because it supports the thumb and wrist where the joint is located.
CMC thumb arthritis can cause severe pain, swelling, and decreased strength and range of motion, making it extremely difficult to do simple everyday tasks. Treatment usually involves a combination of medication and thumb splints such as this cmc arthritis splint. Severe cmc thumb arthritis may require surgery.
Common signs and symptoms of thumb arthritis in the cmc joint include:
Swelling, stiffness and tenderness at the base of your thumb
Decreased strength when pinching or grasping objects
Decreased range of motion
Enlarged or bony appearance of the joint at the base of your thumb
Neoprene Thumb Splint for Basal Thumb Arthritis
The cmc thumb splint is available in one size, fitting most wrist circumferences. The thumb splint fits wrist circumferences up to 9”.
Key features of the thumb cmc restriction splint include:
Allows full hand function with no restriction of fingers
Provides support, warmth, compression, and protection to the basal thumb joint
Indicated for thumb strains/sprains, thumb tendonitis, CMC joint arthritis, CMC instability, and more
Includes two removable plastic stays (splints) for additional support and immobilization
Application is simple and non-invasive to the user
Adjustable support and compression with the Velcro closure and splints
Available in one universal size fitting wrist circumferences up to 9”
- Can be worn on either the left or right hand
Universal - One Size Fits All Fits up to 9” wrist circumference