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CMC Joint Pain

CMC Joint Anatomy and the Sources of CMC Joint Pain: A Must Read Summary

The thumb is also known as the CMC joint. Dr. Schultz discusses what the CMC joint is, the 5 major causes of CMC joint pain, what CMC joint osteoarthritis is, what causes it, the most common symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and effective non-surgical treatment options.


hands stiff in the morning

Hands Stiff in the Morning: Why and Best Treatment Options

Hands stiff in the morning can be debilitating. Common causes include trauma, diet, medications, alcohol, chronic inflammation, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Schultz explains treatment options that include a novel, nonsurgical treatment that uses your body’s own cells to treat hand stiffness and early arthritis.


prp vs steroid injection

Got Thumb Pain? PRP Is Superior to Steroids

Thumb pain can be debilitating, compromising one’s ability to perform the easiest of tasks. The pain can be unrelenting at times and compromise the competitive edge we all seek. Let’s review what the thumb joint is and treatment options. Understanding Thumb Anatomy There are five different types of bones in the hand, which is illustrated … Continued


thumb pain and arthritis

Why We Give Thumb Surgery a Big Thumbs-Down

In today’s world, driven full speed ahead by instant information on demand, even those of us who’ve spent the majority of our lives in the before-smart-devices era can no longer imagine life without them. Unfortunately, with this new way of high-technology living comes an increase in doctor’s visits for issues that were never a big … Continued


arthritis in smaller joints

Hands, Ankles, Wrists, and Toes…Arthritis in the Smaller Joints

During our arthritis series for National Arthritis Month, we’ve talked a lot about the big joints—the knees, hips, and shoulders. But arthritis in smaller joints, such as the hands, ankles, wrists, and toes, can be equally devastating. Today, we’re going to explore arthritis and regenerative treatments, including some patient results and videos, in the ankles … Continued


Thumb Pain: CMC Joint Arthritis

Thumb pain can be disabling.  A general understanding of the anatomy of the wrist and hand helps one understand possible sources of thumb pain. There are many bones in the hand but for this discussion we will limit it to two major groups:  the carpals and metacarpals. The carpals are eight small small bones bound in … Continued



Thumb Arthritis…What To Do When Facing Thumb Surgery

You’ve Got the Power: Thumb Arthritis…What To Do When Facing Thumb Surgery Dr. Centeno, of Centeno-Schultz Clinic, and Dr. Jason Deitch come together again for another episode of You’ve Got the Power. And, this time, they’re tackling thumb arthritis and what to do if a doctor recommends thumb surgery. Dr. Centeno and Dr. Deitch then … Continued