If your thumb arthritis is severe, surgery might be necessary. Medication. To relieve pain, your doctor might recommend: Lifestyle and home remedies. To ease pain and improve joint mobility, try to: Modify hand tools. Consider purchasing adaptive equipment — such as jar openers, key turners and large zipper pulls — designed for people. Osteoarthritis in the thumb is the most common form of arthritis that affects the hands. Osteoarthritis results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It can affect the Author: Christine Case-Lo.
14 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain We take the freedom of movement for granted, until it becomes limited. The cause of this for many people comes in the form of arthritis, or the inflammation of one or more of your joints. Thumb arthritis can cause pain in the thumb joint and is the most common form of osteoarthritis that affects the hands. This pain may occur in the basal joint, where the fleshy part of your thumb Author: Dr. Victor Marchione.
Causes. Thumb arthritis commonly occurs with aging. Previous trauma or injury to the thumb joint also can cause thumb arthritis. In a normal thumb joint, cartilage covers the ends of the bones — acting as a cushion and allowing the bones to glide smoothly against each other. Given that osteoarthritis is so disabling, painful, and common, there are lots of quack “cures” out there. Here are 12 natural arthritis remedies thatAuthor: Anne Harding.