Thumb Conditions

The basal joint is the point at which the finger bones meet the thumb bone and what enables the thumb to be flexible. The below thumb conditions can be due to repetitive movements or injury to the thumb ligaments. When these conditions limit finger movement patients can be restricted in their abilities.

Basal Joint Arthritis

Basal joint arthritis is a degenerative process that takes place at the base of your thumb. It occurs when the cartilage in your thumb joint wears down.

Trigger Thumb

Trigger finger is a problem that can develop over time. There is usually no specific cause of this disorder. It may cause a bothersome clicking or locking of your finger.

De Quervains Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a swelling of the sheath that surrounds the tendons of the first dorsal compartment, abductor pollicus longus and extensor pollicus brevis.

Thumb Fractures

A thumb fracture is a break in one of the two small bones (phalanges) that make up the thumb.

Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are strained when the joint is stressed beyond its normal range. Common causes of a ligament injury include twisting or landing awkwardly.

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