Thumb arthritis occurs when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form the thumb joint which is known as the carpometacarpal joint and it is usually common with aging.
Thumb arthritis causes severe pain, swelling, difficult in doing simple tasks etc. Thumb arthritis involves in the treatment generally in a combination of medication and splints.
The extrapolated prevalence and the current statistics for thumb arthritis in Japan were found to be 239,973 for 16,318,199 populations. Severe thumb arthritis might require surgery. Non-surgical and surgical two types of treatment can be done for Thumb arthritis.