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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)? […]

Occupational Therapy and Me

Hand Orthoses

A conversation with Stephanie Lendroth, OTD, OTR/L WHY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? My grandma originally gave me the idea to become an occupational therapist when I was in high school. She was receiving home health services and could envision me as an OT someday. Since then, I have volunteered in a variety of settings and worked alongside […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Working from Home

Man with pain in wrist from carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not a new term to many of us. It is commonly thought of as a condition seen in those working on computers or with their hands, but what many people are now realizing is that the computer set up that you spend most of your time on can play a big […]