Basiliar Joint Arthritis and You

Basilar Joint Arthritis is a type of arthritis that targets the joint in your thumb. This very important appendage can be the recipient of pain, stiffness, and weakness. Florida Hand Center understands the discomfort that this condition can bring and how it can limit your day to day functions. We have a high rate of success with our non-surgical treatments. Florida Hand Center will strive to develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs and uses minimally invasive approaches. Feel confident that you are placing your hands in the care of an experienced medical staff that have your best health in mind. We will have you giving us…

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Basilar Joint Arthritis and Changes in the Weather

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Do you ever think you can “feel” weather changes in your body? People who suffer suffer from arthritis often say they can tell when it is going to rain based on their joints. Basilar joint arthritis affects the thumbs and can cause weakness, pain, and limited flexibility sometimes triggered by the change of weather. The initial symptom of basilar joint arthritis is an ache in the wrist or thumb especially when there are activities such as gripping, pinching, or twisting. Basilar joint arthritis is caused by the thinning of the cartilage between your thumb and wrist. The joint then becomes inflamed leading to pain and swelling….

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Treatment Options and Tools for Arthritis Sufferers

Here at Florida Hand Center we have treated thousands patients with arthritis in their hands both surgically and non-surgically. It is important to note that we do not “cure” the arthritis as there is no treatment to slow or eliminate arthritis completely. What we do is treat the arthritic pain, which is the chief complaint our patients have about their condition. Some of the available treatments include therapy for joint protection exercises, splinting, selective nerve blockers, topical nutritional ointments, joint replacements or fusions. However, many of our arthritic patients received a cortisone injection at the site of the pain that provides the pain relief they need. Sometimes it is just…

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