Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis - New and Updated Summary
QLS is going through all the Conditions treated by our lithotripsy shockwaves and providing a summary plus in-depth detailing on each - so whatever your interest there will be something for every reader! Check out the new Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis page and learn more - and if you're suffering with this condition make sure to contact us to see how QLS can help. Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis, or Osteoarthritis (OA) of the carpometacarpal (CMC) joints, is a type of joint disease of the hand that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone in the fingers and hand. When OA develops in a joint, the cartilage gradually roughens and becomes thin, and the bone underneath thickens. The bones at the edge of the joint grow outwards in bony ‘spurs’ and excess synovial fluid can be produced, causing the joint to swell. This can mean that you avoid using these joints, subsequently causing the surrounding muscles to weaken.
It can be treated with lithotripsy shockwave therapy and reduce those bony spurs, increase blood circulation and recovery - all non-invasively.