PRP Treatment for Thumb Osteoarthritis

Thumb osteoarthritis is a deteriorating condition, so people are forced to opt for thumb joint replacement. People are negligent about non-invasive alternate methods available for thumb joint replacement surgeries.

In our Medical Cure India Clinics, we can help you to avoid the invasive method of thumb joint replacement with non-invasive therapies for this condition.

Let us know how osteoarthritis in the thumb occurs before we proceed with the non-invasive methods.

How does osteoarthritis in the thumb occur?

Compared to the other fingers, the thumb is different because it can rotate on its own more at the CMC joint (carpometacarpal joint). The CMC joint is situated at the bottom of the thumb and it is commonly known as a basal joint.

The thumb joint is held together inside a joint capsule that is filled with synovial fluid. This synovial fluid acts as a lubricant for the smooth movement of the thumb.

Osteoarthritis in the thumb usually occurs in the CMC joint. In this case, the cartilage of the CMC joint deteriorates and the easy movement of one bone over the other gets hampered.

Hence, in this degenerative arthritis condition, the bones rub with one another and a lot of friction is caused. Lastly, this friction leads to the damage of joints and bones.

Synovial fluid is produced by the synovial membrane and they get inflamed. In a severe condition, there will be a loss of the cushioning effect. Hence, it’ll lead to the grinding between the bones.

Finally, due to the prolonged grinding, there will be a change in the joint shape. Women and elders above the age of 65 are at high risk of developing osteoarthritis in this region.

Signs and symptoms

The most common sign of thumb arthritis is basal joint pain. The thumb gets worsened due to continuous movement, swelling, and stiffness around the region of the basal joint. Hence, there will be difficulty in gripping objects using the thumb.

Thumb osteoarthritis treatment by conventional modalities

There are multiple forms of conventional therapies. This includes corticosteroid injections, R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice therapy, Compression, and Elevation) therapy, and prescribing of NSAIDs (administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen. They can provide only momentary relief from inflammation and pain.

Hence, consuming NSAIDs for a long period of time can create many problems like the damage of the kidney, gastrointestinal problems, and cardiovascular problems. Accordingly, prolonged usage of steroid injections can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

As a final solution, the damaged thumb joint regions can be removed with the help of surgery. As a follow-up of surgery, a pad of tissue can be replaced. Therefore, it will aid in keeping the bones separated and there won’t be any friction and damage. Hence, the bones will not rub with each other.

Undergoing surgery will create many complications. The thumb will look very prominently shorter after the surgery. 

Heal thumb osteoarthritis with regenerative cell therapy

The ability to naturally grow regenerative cells reduces in our body as we become older. Hence, we must find the right non-surgical minimal invasive alternative for the thumb joint replacement. It is here that our regenerative treatment becomes the apt choice.

There are various regenerative therapies including cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy. By undergoing these therapies, you can find a quick recovery in a very short period of time. These therapies aid in repairing the damaged tissues naturally and regenerating newer tissues in the damaged region.

The platelets and the regenerative cells are extracted from the patient’s own body. Therefore, there is no risk of any allergy, infection, or rejection.

Significant improvement can be seen in the patient within two weeks’ time. The regenerative cell therapy helps in bringing the thumb joint to its normal mobility and function. Hence, regenerative cell therapy can be the best alternative to thumb joint replacement.

You can feel free to contact the website to get more information about the regenerative cell therapy for osteoarthritis in the thumb portion.

To learn more about our PRP therapy to treat osteoarthritis in the thumb region, you can connect with the Medical Cure India Clinics in India.