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Push Ortho Thumb Brace CMC to treat thumb osteoarthritis pain - Latex free £49.68
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 are 121 reviews with an average rating of 4.75
Dee from United KingdomOwner10 March 2019 13:03
BUY IT! I have early onset osteo arthritis. Thumb permanently misaligned. Two small boys to look after. Massive and endless pain and injections do nothing for me at all. Now instead of grieving for my life I can get on with it for the 1st time in years. I have tried so many and this is the only one that is practical, I keep my deterity and it miraculously eases the pain. I don't know how but I am eternally grateful. It is really great quality but even if I have to replace it every few months it is worth it. P.s. Vivomed customer service is top dog too. I would use again.
Dee from United KingdomOwner10 March 2019 13:00
BUY IT! I have early onset osteo arthritis. Thumb permanently misaligned. Two small boys. So much endless pain and injections do nothing. Now instead of grieving for my life I can get on with it for the 1st time in years. I have tried so many and this is the only one that is practical, I keep my deterity and it miraculously eases the pain. I don't know how but I am eternally grateful. It is really great quality but even if I have to replace it every few months it is worth it.
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A grade 1 strain occurs when a few muscle fibres are torn;
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and a grade 3 strain occurs when there is a complete rupture of the muscle
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