What is Pantrapezial osteoarthritis?

When both the TM and STT joint are involved, this is termed pantrapezial osteoarthritis. Arthroscopic techniques can still provide some relief but an open trapeziectomy is usually necessary. Symptoms. Symptoms include an aching pain in the ball of the thumb which may radiate up the forearm.

What is STT osteoarthritis?

STT arthritis. This is arthritis occurring between three bones in the wrist; the Scaphoid, the Trapezium and the Trapezoid. It can lead to pain and stiffness in the thumb and wrist.

What does Carpometacarpal mean?

The base of the thumb where it meets the hand is called the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. This joint allows the thumb to move freely in many directions. It also provides strength so the hand can grasp and grip. A smooth tissue called cartilage lines and cushions the bones of the CMC joint.

What is first CMC osteoarthritis?

Carpometacarpal osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the hand that causes pain, stiffness and weakness. It is the second most common site of degenerative disease in the hand after arthritis of the distal interphalangeal joints.

What is basal arthritis?

What is basal joint arthritis? Basal joint arthritis is the result of the wearing away of cartilage in the joint at the base of the thumb. That’s why it is also known as thumb arthritis. The basal joint allows your thumb to move around so you can perform small motor tasks.

What causes osteoarthrosis?

Abnormal cartilage, congenital deformities of joint(s), infection of a joint, crystal deposition and/or other arthritic conditions can lead to OA of the joint.

What are the functions of the metacarpal joints?

The metacarpophalangeal joints connect the metacarpal bones to the proximal phalanges of the digits. They are responsible for a wide range of movements, including flexion, extension, abduction, adduction and circumduction.

What is osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint?

The first carpometacarpal (trapeziometacarpal) joints are a frequent site of osteoarthritis in postmenopausal women. This osteoarthritis, which is typically bilateral both clinically and roentgenographically, may be mistaken for tenosynovitis unless its characteristic features are recognized.

How does a massage help a metacarpophalangeal joint?

Massage 1 Gentle massage can stimulate the blood circulation around the MCP joint 2 Anti-inflammatory & pain relieving properties 3 Can improve the range of motion in the affected joints.

Why does my metacarpophalangeal joint hurt so much?

As the bones will grind on one another, pain and inflammation will appear as common symptoms. Once again, depending on the severity of the condition, the patient might be prevented from fully functioning. Gout can also lead to MCP joint pain, as the inflammatory process extends and covers such smaller joints.