Treat the Gripping Pain of Thumb ArthritisYou probably don't think about it, but your thumbs help you do many things like text, turn knobs, grip steering wheels and carry bags. Since you use your thumbs in nearly every hand movement, thumb pain can be especially disabling.
If you experience this pain, you may have arthritis at the base of your thumb, also called basal thumb arthritis. What's key is that you don’t have to "just deal with it."
Virtua hand surgeon Eric Strauss, MD, can help you get a grip on your pain.