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Are You Experiencing Chronic Pain Around the Base of Your Thumb?

Published on December 29, 2017

Are you experiencing chronic pain around the base of your thumb? Are you finding it hard to perform normal actions like turning doorknobs, typing, writing, or opening jars? You may be suffering from arthritis at the base of your thumb, also known as basilar joint arthritis.

Basilar joint arthritis occurs when the surface of the carpometacarpal joint at the base of the thumb begins to deteriorate. This issue can result in chronic pain, stiffness, and a noticeable loss of function. Treatment options range from steroid injections to surgery depending on the severity of the issue.

If your quality of life is being diminished by the pain and stiffness caused by basilar joint arthritis, contact the Hand and Plastic Surgery Center of Katy to schedule a consultation. We can help you find the best option for effectively managing your condition.