Can thumb arthritis be cured?

There is no cure for thumb arthritis. However, there are many treatments that are simple and have provided relief for many people. It is better to talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the treatment that will work best for you.

Treatment options:

For each individual, arthritis is different. For any particular symptom, there are numerous treatments that may work.

The primary level treatments involve:

  • Exercises
  • Ice
  • Medications
  • Splints
  • Steroid injections

In case the above methods do not provide relief from pain or do not improve the functioning of the thumb, reconstruction of the joint may need to be done using surgery.

Just like any form of arthritis, always talk to your doctor before beginning to treat your condition or taking any medications.