Same day appointments

We understand your time is valuable and that prompt care is crucial. That's why we offer same-day appointments to ensure you receive timely medical attention. When you schedule an appointment with us, you can rest assured knowing that you will be seen by one of our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians. We prioritize your care by ensuring that your appointment is with a specialist, allowing for immediate evaluation, diagnosis, and personalized treatment plans. Our commitment to providing same-day appointments reflects our dedication to delivering efficient and convenient healthcare services for our patients.

Symptoms of thumb osteoarthritis

Thumb osteoarthritis can present with one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Thumb Pain: Persistent pain in the base of the thumb joint, which may worsen with activity or gripping.
  • Stiffness: Reduced range of motion in the thumb makes performing tasks requiring fine motor skills challenging.
  • Swelling: Inflammation and swelling around the thumb joint.
  • Weakness: Weakening of the thumb muscles due to pain or disuse.
  • Enlarged Joint: The base of the thumb joint may appear enlarged or develop bony growths.
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Diagnosis and evaluation

At HSA, our skilled doctors are experts in diagnosing thumb osteoarthritis with precision. We conduct a thorough evaluation that includes a physical examination, medical history review, and imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans. This allows us to determine the extent of joint damage, assess the severity of the condition, and create a personalized treatment plan.

Your treatment options at HSA

Our board-certified specialists at HSA offer a range of treatment options to manage thumb osteoarthritis and alleviate your symptoms effectively. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs, considering factors such as the condition's severity, overall health, and functional goals. Treatment options may include:


  • Thumb Splinting: Wearing a thumb splint or brace to provide support, stability, and pain relief.
  • Medications: Pain-relieving medications and anti-inflammatory drugs to manage discomfort and reduce inflammation.
  • Hand Therapy: Specialized exercises and techniques to improve thumb strength, flexibility, and function.
  • Assistive Devices: Using adaptive tools or modifying daily activities to minimize thumb stress.

Minimally invasive treatments

  • Corticosteroid Injections: Injections of anti-inflammatory medications into the thumb joint to provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation.
  • Viscosupplementation: Hyaluronic acid injections improve joint lubrication and reduce friction in the thumb joint.

Surgical solutions

  • Joint Reconstruction: Surgical procedure to rebuild the damaged thumb joint using tendon grafts or other techniques.
  • Joint Fusion: Surgical intervention to permanently join the bones of the thumb joint, stabilizing the joint and reducing pain.
  • Joint Replacement: Surgical procedure to replace the damaged thumb joint with an artificial joint, providing pain relief and improved function.

Why choose HSA?

If you're experiencing thumb pain, stiffness, or limited mobility due to thumb osteoarthritis, it can significantly impact your daily life. But don't worry; HSA is here to help. Our board-certified physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating thumb osteoarthritis, using advanced techniques to help you find relief and improve your thumb function.

We understand that each patient is unique, so we work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. Our hand specialists are always up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field, ensuring you receive the best possible care.

At HSA, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care for thumb osteoarthritis. Our goal is to help you regain a pain-free and functional lifestyle, so don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward finding relief.

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