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Understanding Thumb CMC OA & How Therapy Can Help

Painful arthritic thumb

First carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMC OA), also known as basilar joint arthritis or thumb arthritis, is a degenerative joint disease that causes¬†wear and tear to the cartilage of the thumb. CMC OA can lead to pain, stiffness, and reduced function with daily activities, including those requiring pinching. What are the symptoms of CMC OA (thumb arthritis)? […]