Category Archives: Oh My Thumb

My Thumb Hurts – Do I Have Thumb Arthritis?

my thumb hurts - thumb pain

Do you repeatedly hear yourself say “my thumb hurts” because of the pain you feel at the base of your thumb (down by the wrist) when you pinch or grasp something?  If so, you may have CMC joint arthritis, also …

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My Thumb Hurts – What’s Wrong?

my thumb hurts - thumb pain

Thumbs are awesome! So awesome in fact that most of the time we take them for granted. That is… until your thumb starts to hurt. When you have pain in your thumb, you realize just how much you use it. There are many conditions that can cause thumb pain.  Let’s look at some of the most common thumb problems to help answer the question- My thumb hurts – what’s wrong?

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What Type of Brace is Best for Thumb Arthritis?

3pp thumb arthritis splint

All you have to do is go online to see how many options there are for thumb braces. Not to mention all the different thumb braces you can pick up at the drugstore. Custom made, ready made, splints for resting …

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I Think I Have de Quervain’s – What Should I Do About It?

dequervains tenosynovitis

If it hurts every time you turn your wrist, grasp something or make a fist- you are probably looking for the answer to what is causing your thumb pain? After doing some research, you may be …

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I Think I Have Thumb Arthritis – What Do I Do About It?

thumb arthritis

What is Thumb Arthritis?
CMC joint arthritis also known as thumb arthritis occurs at the base of your thumb, where your thumb and wrist meet. Named for the bones that make up the base of …

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I Think I Have Gamekeepers or Skiers Thumb – What Can I Do About It?

thumb injury when skiing

What is Gamekeepers or Skiers thumb?

Have you ever hurt your thumb by falling and catching your thumb on the way down or knocking your thumb on the ski pole when crashing into the …

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I Think I Have a Trigger Thumb – What Can I Do About It?

Oval-8 Finger Splints For Trigger Thumb

Trigger Thumb is an inflammation of the tendon(s) that flex or bend your thumb. The tendons act as cords that pull your fingers down into a fist and then relax as you straighten the fingers. Think …

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How Long Do I Need To Wear My Thumb Brace?

Mueller Thumb Stabilizer

You hurt your thumb and your health care provider or emergency room issued you a splint to keep you from moving it. Yes, it’s frustrating. You’re so compliant. You’ve followed your doctor’s orders and worn your thumb splint every …

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How Will Your Doctor Know If You Have Thumb Arthritis?

CMC Thumb Arthritis

Although small, our thumbs are mighty. The remarkable mechanics of our thumbs allow us to use our fine motor skills—including pinching, snapping and grasping. That is why a painful thumb that keeps us from being able to write or …

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A Common Winter Injury – Skier’s Thumb

skier's thumb injury

If you are a skier, snowboarder or ice skater, winter may be your favorite time of year. For skiers, shushing down the mountain in a rhythmic motion, spraying up a little fresh snow, enjoying the beautiful scenery is paradise. That is- until …

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