If you have pain around the bottom of your thumb, you may have osteoarthritis. The thumb is one of the most common places to develop arthritis in the arm and hand
Thumb arthritis, more specifically known as basilar thumb arthritis or thumb carpometacarpal (CMC)
arthritis, is a very common form of arthritis in the hand. It affects about 15% of people above the age
of 30 and about 35% of people above the age of 55.
Normal or good range of motion of the upper extremity is of critical importance in the ability of human beings to be extremely proficient at performing a multitude of different tasks with their hands.
This is a condition where a finger or thumb can get stuck in a bent position and either click or pop when the finger straightens back out. This condition was first described by a French physician in 1850.