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 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 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 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.
A thumb fracture is a break in one of the two small bones (phalanges) that make up the thumb.
Ligaments are strained when the joint is stressed beyond its normal range. Common causes of a ligament injury include twisting or landing awkwardly.
Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey is a team of top orthopaedic surgeons specializing in the treatment of upper extremity conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
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