Thumb Osteoarthritis in Manhattan, NY

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About Thumb Osteoarthritis

Thumb arthritis is the most common form of osteoarthritis affecting the hand. Also called basal joint arthritis, thumb arthritis occurs when the cushioning cartilage wears away from the adjoining ends of the bones that form your thumb joint (carpometacarpal joint). Thumb arthritis usually occurs as a result of trauma or injury to the joint or wear and tear that accumulates over time.

Symptoms of Thumb Osteoarthritis

The most common symptom of thumb arthritis is pain at the base of the thumb. Pain occurs with forceful motions of the thumb, such as gripping and turning. Eventually, you may even experience pain when not using your thumb. Other signs and symptoms may include:

  • Swelling, stiffness, and tenderness at the base of your thumb
  • Decreased strength when pinching or gripping objects
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Enlarged, bony or out-of-joint appearance of the base of your thumb

Treatment for Thumb Osteoarthritis

Our physicians specialize in treating thumb osteoarthritis through interventional joint and regenerative medicine techniques. For those looking to optimize their healing and return to function, we offer Regenexx platelet rich plasma (PRP), platelet lysate, and bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells procedures.

If you suffer from symptoms of thumb osteoarthritis, schedule a consultation with our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan today. We will create an individualized treatment plan to help treat your pain, improve your function and get you back to living your life.

Thumb Osteoarthritis FAQ

How much does treatment for thumb osteoarthritis cost?

The overall price of treatment for thumb osteoarthritis will differ from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. During your consultation, our staff will listen to your concerns and assess your situation to create a custom treatment plan. At that point, we’ll be able to provide a more accurate cost estimate.

What does thumb osteoarthritis feel like?

Typically, our patients first notice pain at the base of their thumb when they try to grip an object or use their thumb to apply force. After a while, they usually also begin to notice swelling, stiffness, and tenderness in the area as well.

What happens if thumb osteoarthritis is left untreated?

Without treatment, patients will gradually begin to lose function of their thumb. Its important to get osteoarthritis treated as soon as possible before it begins to restrict the joint and causes lasting damage.

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