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Basal Joint Arthritis Brace for Thumb and Hand Pain
Bort’s soft basal thumb arthritis pain brace can actually help with a number of conditions outside of rhizarthrosis (arthritis at the base of the thumb), including damage to the ulnar or radial ligament, other degenerative or inflammatory conditions or late stage after sine reconstruction. It can also function as a soft after-surgery thumb cast in some instances.
The arthritic thumb brace immobilizes and stabilizes the saddle joint at the base of the thumb via an integrated stabilizing element. This component of the hand brace for arthritis and more is anatomically molded for a comfortable fit.
Holding the joint still provides one with arthritis thumb pain relief. Plus, immobilizing the arthritic thumb joint prevents further damage or irritation from occurring so that any swelling can subside more quickly.
The short thumb spica splint features a sleek design; it is just 4.3 inches long. The arthritis hand brace wraps around the wrist and around the thumb, and that is it.
One’s fingers and the remainder of the hand are left free to move as one wishes, as there is no need for basal thumb arthritis treatment to restrict one’s movement any more than necessary. In fact, movement is great for keeping blood flowing to one’s extremities and ensuring the muscles and soft tissues of the hand remain flexible and strong.
The low-profile arthritic thumb support is composed of a perforated, breathable material. The basal joint arthritis splint is lined with a soft padding for additional user comfort.
Velcro closures make it easy to apply or remove the braces for basal joint arthritis of the thumb, even for those with some loss of hand strength or flexibility. These closure mechanisms are also easy to adjust in terms of fit and they allow a high degree of sizing flexibility.
The black color of the trigger thumb splint also holds up well to frequent use without staining or looking dirty.
Bracing and Other Steps for Arthritic Hands Pain Relief
Arthritis in the hand and thumb is a relatively common condition. The most common cause of basal arthritis of the thumb (base of the thumb near the wrist) is osteoarthritis, known as the “wear-and-tear” variety that occurs due to degenerative changes over time.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones roughens and/or wears away. This cartilage is important for allowing the bones to smoothly move past one another. When this tissue is compromised, movement of the joint can result in friction, causing wrist and thumb pain as well as inflammation. If movement is continued, this could possibly cause additional damage to the joint.
Besides pain and swelling, basal thumb joint arthritis can diminish one’s strength when it comes to gripping or pinching, limit one’s range of motion and cause visible changes to one’s hands, such as enlargement of the joint or the formation of a bump over the joint. As you might imagine, this can make every day activities such as buttoning a shirt, opening a door or tying one’s shoes a challenge without arthritic aids for the hands.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for basal joint thumb arthritis. Treatment focuses on thumb arthritis pain relief and minimizing further damage. In the early stages of this disease, this might involve frequent icing of the joint and wearing a splint for thumb arthritis.
As previously mentioned, this particular soft thumb splint for osteoarthritis is only a thumb saddle immobilizer; it does not restrict movement of the rest of the hand or fingers. This is great for maintaining function of the hand and preventing any deterioration of its soft tissues.
Wearing a basal thumb arthritis brace can rest the joint and limit damaging movements, in addition to supporting the saddle joint in the proper position as one completes tasks.
In more advanced stages, advanced measures might be needed for thumb osteoarthritis treatment, possibly including arthritic thumb pain medicine or surgery.
Afterward, one may need to wear a thumb cast or brace for several weeks and eventually engage in physical therapy where one will perform guided basal thumb arthritis exercises that restore normal function and strength to the hand and wrist.
And of course, this hand splint for arthritis can help with various other thumb injuries as well. Some might try the short thumb splint as a remedy for trigger thumb (sometimes a side effect of arthritis) as its supportive and immobilizing features can force one to rest the thumb in a neutral position. We also offer other types of thumb splints for trigger thumb treatment.
This also makes the thumb holder great for other inflammatory or degenerative conditions, as well as for sprained thumb treatment.
Details on Bort Medical Thumb Brace for Arthritis
This basal thumb arthritis splint is a simple, low-cost solution for various sources of thumb and wrist pain. Following is a list of its features.
- Arthritis thumb splint immobilizes the metacarpophalangeal joint
- Thumb stabilizer for arthritis provides basal joint pain relief
- Great thumb splint for arthritis (including osteoarthritis), thumb sprain, inflammatory or degenerative problems, and after surgery for arthritis or other injuries to the thumb
- Soft thumb brace has an integrated stabilizing element that is anatomically molded
- Soft padding lines the thumb orthosis
- Perforation makes the thumb/wrist splint for basal thumb arthritis quite breathable
- Thumb arthritis & thumb sprain splint leaves much of the hand and fingers free
- Velcro closures at the wrist and thumb make application, removal and adjustment a breeze, as appropriate for thumb arthritis aids
- Black thumb support for arthritis is just 4.3 inches long, wrapping around the thumb and wrist
|Size||Circumference of Wrist|
|Small||6" - 6 3/4"|
|Medium||6 3/4" - 7 1/2"|
|Large||7 1/2" - 8 1/4"|
|Measurement point: Circumference of wrist. (see image above)|