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Arthritis is a common condition affecting many joints of the body. It can be caused by damage to the joints through wear and tear as we age, previous injuries and various autoimmune diseases.

The base of the thumb is a common joint for arthritis to affect. Hand therapy can be very effective in managing pain associated with arthritis. Treatment usually involves a combination of splinting to support the joint and relieve pain, exercise programs and advice on modification of daily activities.

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