The Push Braces Ortho Thumb Brace CMC is a thumb brace used for osteoarthritis in the thumb’s meta-carpal joint (CMC).
The Push Ortho Thumb Brace CMC is recognised as the best thumb brace on the market for treatment of CMC joint injuries. The CMC brace stabilises the joint at the base of the thumb and positions the thumb metacarpal correctly which creates anarch. This ensures proper hand grip. It provides pain relief when experiencing thumb stress whilst allowing freedom in other joints of the thumb and wrist and assists in helping create an optimal functioning hand.
The CMC brace removes the need for custom made orthotics to stabilise the CMC-1 thumb joint by its pre-formed flexible plastic enclosure. The enclosure envelopes the base of the thumb and the bracing effect is created with an arc of aluminium following the contours of the lower aspect of the thumb embedded in the plastic. The aluminium splint can be manipulated for individual thumb contours and optimal stabilisation of the joint.
The brace is completed by fastening the two Velcro straps around the back of the hand which allows the brace to be easily fitted by the individual. The material and rounded edges allows for maximum comfort and is antimicrobial, can be used in water and can be dried easily.
What causes thumb pain?
Thumb arthritis is extremely common with one in every four or five people in Europe suffering from this form of thumb joint pain. It is considered as wear and tear of the articular cartilage and it particularly affects people between the ages 40 and 60. Arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb, with weakened ligaments, results in functional instability.
What are the symptoms of thumb osteoarthritis?
- Thumb pain
- Reduced hand function
- Weakness and stiffness.
Arthritis of the thumb is an extreme disability as the use of the hand is fundamental to most areas of normal function.
When to use the Push Ortho Thumb Brace CMC –
- Osteoarthritis of the CMC-1 joint
- Post-operative after care of the CMC-1 joint
- Status after arthroplasty of the CMC-1 joint
- Instability of the CMC-1 joint
How to size and fit the Push Braces Ortho Thumb Brace CMC