Our thumbs perform an estimated 60% of our hand function. Arthritis that affects the base of the thumb, therefore, is not a mere inconvenience. It diminishes what you can do with your hand, and hurts with use. It can keep you up at night, and be quite stiff in the morning. More advanced arthritis can cause the shape and appearance of the thumb and hand to change.
There are treatments to help manage your thumb base arthritis, and not all of them are surgical. Determining the best option for you will require a proper assessment, so book an appointment to get the ball rolling.