OA in my thumb

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by Guest Posts on Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:22 am

OA in my thumb

I think I have OA in my thumb base which has steadily got worse over the years. When I compare both hands whilst turning them over – face up, the skin between thumb and fingers looks so much shallower and almost looks red… What would you advise – are there any specific exercises I should do or should I see an expert? (Sarah)
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by Tracy Corbett on Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:42 pm

Re: OA in my thumb

Dear Sarah

I would highly recommend chatting to your GP to find out where your local Hands Therapy unit is and to ask to be referred there. The hands therapists are specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapists who are highly trained and experienced in hand and wrist conditions. They would be able to diagnose your thumb pain, recommend useful exercises for you, and possibly help with pain relieving modalities such as heat, ice, bracing, compression, etc.
Tracy Corbett
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