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Osteoarthritis

Can hand therapy really help my Osteoarthritis?

Hand Therapy for Osteoarthritis Is it hard to open a tight jar? Place pegs on the line? Turn the tap at the kitchen sink? These troubles are all too common for individuals who have Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in Australia, with 1 in 11 Australians impacted by this degenerative condition …

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Is Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery Right for You?

IT’S LONG BEEN SAID that in addition to a large brain, another critical characteristic that separates us from most other animals is our opposable thumbs. The thumb joint has a wide range of motion that makes pinching and grasping motions possible, and most other animals, save for fellow primates, lack this ability. Thumb joints have been …

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CMC Osteoarthritis: pain at the base of the thumb

Do you experience pain at the base of your thumb when opening jars, turning keys, writing, etc. Are you worried that you are developing arthritis? Is there a role for hand therapy? What is it? Osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb is a degenerative condition, which may be associated with pain, stiffness, weakness and …

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