Thumb pain can be caused by several health conditions such as:
- Joint arthritis, including natural wear and tare, Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Injury or sprain
- Repetitive injury
- De quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Numbness and tingling
- Reduce movement in the thumb joint
- Weakness in the thumb joint
- Difficulties completed general daily activities
If your experiencing pain from a soft tissue injury, overuse, or over-extension of your thumb joint, consider resting your thumb. You may want to apply ice to the site of your pain if you notice swelling.
If your treating carpal tunnel syndrome or loss of grip, you may want to try wearing a splint at night to try to stabilise the compressed nerves in your wrist, or during the day to help stabilise the joint during general activities.
Total Body Orthotics have a wide range of splints that are designed to support and stabilise the thumb joint.
Total Body Orthotics offers face-to-face clinical assessments for the provision, measurements and fitting of a wide range of orthotic devices from insoles to fully customised Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFOs). Appointments are based at our clinic at The Arcade, High Street, Eccleshall , Staffordshire, ST21 6BZ. There is a £50 assessment fee to access this service.
If you have purchased a device from us and are struggling with fitting or wear we also provide free online Zoom consultations with our orthotist where we can provide remote support and advice where possible.