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Push Braces Ortho Thumb Brace CMC to treat thumb osteoarthritis pain - Latex free £45.16
This brace is now well accepted by many medical professionals as the best brace on the market for people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the CMC joint of their thumb. Latex Free
Following improvements made to the Push Thumb Brace CMC in late 2015, please note the following two important aspects of using the Push CMC thumb brace. Both of these aspects are important when supplying and fitting the product to ensure the best possible function of the Push CMC.
1. The squeezing of the aluminium reinforcement of the Push CMC, to fit it around the thumb. The aluminium support feature that is built into the plastic part of the Push CMC can be bent to the shape of the thenar. Before applying the brace, hold the brace with both hands and bend the support part of the brace so it is slightly more open. You can then fit the brace, fix the straps and ask the wearer to form an "O" shape with their thumb and index finger. Be sure the thumb muscles are relaxed. After doing this apply pressure to shape the aluminium support part around the thenar. The brace will now be in the best position to allow optimum function by the user.
2. Bending the Velcro straps to fit the shape of the back of the hand. For proper functioning of the Velcro closure it is important that it is firmly strapped together for the entire length of the “hook” tab. In case the hand has a rounder shape, at the location of the Velcro closure, it is possible to shape the “hook” tab for better alignment. By bending the Velcro “hook” tabs firmly, they can be shaped to a good curved fit around the back of the hand. After closing, be sure to firmly press across the straps for a good hold.
In European countries, incidence rates vary between 16% and 25%. This means that one in every 4 to 5 people suffers from CMC arthritis.
There are81reviews with an average rating of 4.74
Anonymous from United Kingdom EXC NI04 September 2016 11:06
Well I got this item for my huband who was in a lot of pain, I'll be honest I wasn't sure just how much it could help him but at this point I was willing to try anything. It arrived really quickly and we put it on him, it was a bit uncomfortable at first but once he got used to it he was fine with it. After a day or two he notived that he wasn't in as much pain and after a week he was actually able to reduce his pain medication. It is a great help and I am really happy that I decided to give it a try.
Anonymous from United Kingdom14 June 2016 17:42
Small and compact and now comfortable with a small modification. The area that fits between thumb and fingers is very inflexible and rigid. It would be a better model if this piece were a smooth rubberized roll as I have had to pad it and bind it to stop the edges digging in. Apart from that it is brilliant and does the job.
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The piriformis is a flat muscle, pyramidal in shape and is one of six small muscles found deep to the gluteus maximus (the buttocks). The piriformis laterally rotates the hip and abducts the hip when the hip is flexed. It originates from the anterior (front) part of the sacrum and inserts on the greater trochanter of the femur.
Piriformis syndrome is condition in which the sciatic nerve is aggravated or compressed by the piriformis muscle, which has become tight and inflamed, resulting in pain, numbness and tingling in the buttocks and sometimes along the back of the leg and into the foot. This pain is sometimes referred to as sciatic pain (sciatica). The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back, runs through the buttock and hip and down the lower limb (hence the transference of pain and numbness from the buttock to the back of the lower leg).
Piriformis syndrome is more common in women (possibly due to the biomechanics associated with the wider Q angle in women), and among athletes engaging in forward moving activities, such as bicycling, running. It can be caused by inactive gluteal muscles and tight hip flexors, as a result of sitting too long. It can also can be caused by overuse, for example by activities performed in the sitting position, that involve strenuous use of the legs, such as rowing.
Pain and numbness is often felt in the buttocks, and can radiate down the back of the leg (following the sciatic nerve) into the hamstrings. It can sometimes be mistaken for hamstring strain or hamstring origin tendinopathy. However, no pain will be felt in the hamstrings, instead tenderness will be found in area of the piriformis.
Pain increases after prolonged sitting, and can be more noticeable when climbing stairs or walking up an incline.
It can result in reduced range of movement of the hip joint, in particular internal rotation of the hip.
Rest, avoid running, until symptoms have disappeared.
Ice, can massage area with Ice Up (portable ice massager) (5-10 minutes) every 2/3 hours for first 48 hours.
NSAIDS when appropriate for pain (because of side effects, it is best to seek medical advice first before taking).
Sub acute (3 days to 3 weeks):
Heat and massage to stimulate blood flow and healing. Massage should not be administered during the acute stage. If there is any underlying medical condition, such as a heart condition, it is important to seek medical advice before receiving massage.
Long term (chronic):
Physiotherapy and massage: Strengthening and flexibility exercises for the hip abductors, hip adductors, and gluteal muscles (Piriformis stretch, Hip rotation stretch, The Bridge). Start with low intensity and short duration and then gradually increase. As flexibility and strength increases can start introducing Proprioceptive balance and agility exercises.
As piriformis syndrome can be caused by over pronation biomechanical assessments should be performed to eliminate misalignment issues, and the necessity for orthotics and the replacement of running shoes.
Published: October 31, 2011Author: Sophia Cross, BA (Hons) MA
Piriformis Syndrome Treatments